Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hollyhock Heaven

Hollyhocks - (my favorite flower), now blooming in our yard!







I also found these Hollyhocks growing on a street corner in Fairhaven!

and a picture of our resident frog (sitting on the ledge), sometimes he likes to ride on the floating duck's (to the left near the Hosta blooms) back! If I ever am able to catch it on one of his rides I'll try to get a photo!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Parks Concert in a new city park (Woodstock Farm)


Woodstock farm is a property the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation acquired and is now a new public city park.
To learn more about this wonderful place go to this link:
The buildings are closed and can be used for activities and require a reservation, but the grounds are free to roam and enjoy (as long as it's not being used for a private event).
Map and info. boards for the site.


Sunday (July 1) was the first Summer Concert in the Parks concert at this site.
To see the City's full Summer concert series schedule go to this link: http://www.cob.org/services/recreation/activities/concerts-in-the-park.aspx

It's worth strolling the grounds to see the beautiful plants and trees,
but the real reason we came here today was to enjoy the sites first scheduled concert!
We had a really nice day for it which was great because unlike the rest of the country we here in Whatcom county had been inundated with cloudy, rainy days for most of June.


During the bands intermission the P & R staff did tours of the big house and a walk to the Middens down at the beach access on the property. To learn about Middens go to this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midden

View of the farm from the Midden trail

beach access

Middens (click to enlarge) - Archeological site * Do not disturb

Trail back to the farm from the Middens

The band that performed for todays concert was "Ranger and the Re-Arranger" - (Gypsy Jazz), from Bainbridge Island.
Here's a snippet of what they sounded like:

video

What a great way to kick off July!