A Day On The Island

4 May

Nature Retreat Day, in the form of Bloedel Reserve

150 acres of walking trails, on a sunny day.  Good for the brains and body!  Tomorrow, rehearsals begin, so took the opportunity for fresh air and exercise and ran with it!

A brief tour:

…First the Gate House, and entrance walk.

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…The wide meadow hills leading to the barn.

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…Gate House from the meadow.

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…Play with light and shadows.

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…I like to call it: “Medusa Moss.”

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…Nurse Trees totally amaze me.  To see hundred year-old fossil-like logs, with fifty year old full grown trees growing out of ’em boggles my mind.  Here we have but a new beginning.

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…Approaching the Manor House from the trails.

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…Love me some wheeping willow.

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…A taste of refinement married with nature.

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…Manor House from the rear…

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…And it’s view of The Sound, and lower lawns.

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…The lower landing walk.

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…Manor House from the lower lawns.

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…The Japanese Guest House.

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…With Zen Garden.

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…And I got mine.

Back home to rest, rehydrate and ready for tomorrow 🙂

~D

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