Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whidbey Island

has my heart.

It started on my birthday 11 years ago... a day's hike , a night camping, a week at Fort Ebey, staying at Jeff and Joie's beach house, breakfast in Langley, treasures at Whidbey Island Antiques, spontaneous days filled with beachcombing, chocolate truffles, and down time. Island time. So peaceful and relaxing and friendly and beautiful on this long narrow strip of land. So here we are again, as every August, this time on our own property!

Here is a bit of the wonderful little scenes, ferry ride, my favorite little breakfast spot, flowers spilling onto the streets in Langley, setting up camp on our property and taking out my dad's little boat.

Useless Bay Coffee House is surrounded by kitchen and cutting gardens:

The Braeburn Restaurant:On our beach:

Hope your August is delightful and you too get a summer vacation in a place you love!


  1. Fantastic post! Have a wonderful, relaxing, fun-filled vacation. Make tons of happy memories! Hugs, Terri

  2. When I'm up...promise we'll sip cocoa, spot agates and take out the dinghy...amidst checking the progress on the property. jo

  3. oooh, Sounds so fun and beautiful! I love the flower shots! Have an amazing time!
    PS thanks so much for the feedback on my photos :)

  4. I've heard of Whidbey that on your side or ours? And who would think of a name as depressing as "Useless Bay"?
    Glad you are having a great holiday!

  5. I love beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing, Beverly. Have a wonderful holiday.

  6. What a lovely spot to spend time in and the pictures are gorgeous

  7. gorgeous flower shots! and looks like you had so much fun :)

  8. That sounds like such an amazing place. I love those places that are magical in our hearts like that. I dream of buying a piece of land outside of Taos like that.
    Have as wonderful a time as ever there.

  9. Oh Beverly take me there the next time I'm around. The boys changed so much, the've grown big times. Please let them stop otherwise I won't recognise them next spring... Say hi to your big fellow, love to see him again too.

    Great great pics here my love.