This Weekend in Bellingham

What a dazzling, beautiful weekend in Bellingham! Bellingham sparkled with sunshine and springtime…

On Saturday I walked from Fairhaven to downtown Bellingham, stopped for lunch at La Fiamma’s, and then hiked back to Fairhaven again. Along the way I met some way cool people following clues for The Whatcom Mystery Team on the trail – and I was there when Josiah found a clue!

And on Sunday I took a quick walk from Fairhaven to Boulevard Park – saw birds on the water, in the trees, flying in the air – and met a precious family of pups – Duke the pitbull, and his siblings, Bow and Little…

 

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Stephen’s New Hair-Do and Flipped Reflections

Spent some time in Bellingham this weekend – both on the boardwalk and at Lake Padden. As always, I felt uplifted and refreshed by my time there.

In Boulevard Park I met a man with a beautiful smile and his “first ever hair-do” – he let me take a picture of him with the new ‘do he’d given himself –
Stephen and his new hair-doAnd this morning at Lake Padden, the water was a perfect mirror…

Peace

First day back at school – no students, yet – just a day to get ready for the new year – a day I spend inside doing inside-stuff. And at the end of the day the blue sky calls to me and I head for the sunshine and fresh air in Bellingham to soak up the peace and joy…

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I saw a woman sitting on the grass at the edge of the bay – she had a fabulous hat shielding her face – and her whole posture said “peace” to me. I had to take a photo. Later I ran into her on the trail and showed her the picture I’d taken of her. I told her how much I enjoyed her hat. I learned Christen is a blogger, too! Her blog can be found here.

 

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Christen Mattix and Her Fabulous Hat

The bay sparkled, the sun dazzled, and the boardwalk gave me gifts…

Soaking Up the Rays in Bellingham

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Artsy Tulips

It has been a long, gray couple of months in the Pacific Northwest. I believe it is safe to say we will not be having a water shortage this summer. But the last couple days have reminded us what spring can look like here. And the folks of Bellingham have made good use of it…

Cairn-making in Bellingham

Found Jon and friends making cairns along the beach of Bellingham Bay. And THEN I ran into an old student and his sister in Boulevard Park – I love it when I run into old friends on my walk. And THEN I I saw the Alaska Ferry on Bellingham Bay – and I’d never seen the ferry out of dock and cruising on the bay before – it looked so ENORMOUS out of the dock. I turned to a fellow walker and pointed the ferry out to him. He said he’d been struck by how big it looked out there, too.  And as I talked to him, I realized that… “I think I know you,” I said. “Are you from the garden shop in Fred Meyer’s?” And he was! He’s one of my favorite people at Freddy’s! Isn’t it fun to meet people out of context? 🙂