Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 32 - Fall City WA - Friday, July 30, 2010

Today is the trip to Fall City east of Seattle to visit new friends who are brave enough to take us in for a whole weekend -- sight unseen.  Pat and Patty Anderson have a 25 ft C-Dory and divide their time boating, traveling in the Fifth Wheel and visiting their cabin at Birch Bay, just south of the Canadian border in Washington.  It is interesting to hear all about their travels and what they know about this area where they have lived all their lives.  

Pat is descended from the Samish Indian Tribe and tells about their activities in the area.  Recently a 'healing pole' or Totem Pole was erected on Thompson Trail in Anacortes as a memorial to seven employees who were killed in the oil refinery explosion in April of this year.  (From our RV site, the oil refinery is seen across Fidalgo Bay.)

We enjoy a bonfire in the fire pit on the patio of their secluded front yard in late afternoon, and then after a tasty meal of pulled pork and vegetables, we sit on the balcony in back, overlooking a pasture where the wildlife roam.

Yes, we do see a mama deer and two fawns feeding and wandering through the grasses.  Look carefully to see the fawn.  

Also of interest to me is the Western Hemlock which has decided to lean -- away from the house!  I think it may be my favorite tree, because sometimes its branches turn gracefully upward, and sometimes downward, with the leaves or needles hanging straight down.  Oh, so beautiful.

Herb says this takes me back to memories of South Louisiana and moss hanging from the oaks.

An unmistakable feature of the Hemlock is the top that is too weak to support itself, and bends over.

                God creates beautiful sunsets everywhere.  
Willie of Walldog, Willie and Jake

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