Thursday, March 13, 2008

Orcas Island Play Day

Last Monday ,the 10th ,Janet, Jan and I had a gal pal day on Jan's beloved island - Orcas. It was a rather cold, rainy day but we had fun none-the-less. Jan took us us to Olga - where, believe it or not, I had not gotten to visit in 17 years! There is a fabulous artist co-op there & I could have done some serious damage to my plastic had I not been loathe to use it. Jan also took us to a weaver's studio that I had been wanting to see for years. You see, I have an odd quirk. I am perfectly fine going places and seeing people once I have met them - but I am a shy ninny when I don't know someone & simply can't bring myself to "barge in" on a person - even if barging is welcomed! Now I know I will feel no discomfort going there again. I found some wonderful Merino top roving in colors that I had been looking for - perfect for my hummingbirds.After seeing her looms I am now coveting a small loom once again. Ye gads ! It would have to be a gift at this point - they have become so expensive! It was a beautiful studio for a lovely , Maria, makes beautiful things.
Can you find the face in this photo? I found this to be one of the most amazing trees I have ever seen - it's on Jan's beautiful property. What tenacity! What strength! What a will to survive!
The lovely beach that greets you when you enter town.

A gorgeous stone wall looked especially enticing in the fog and rain. The mosses were thriving !
Even the seagulls were grouped closer together. What fabulous, intelligent birds they are ! We all had a great day and decided that another play date would be in order - this next time though on a Saturday when more of the stores will be open!


Sue B said...

great photos. That tree is amazing.

Waltraud said...

Wonderfuö Photos!

jenclair said...

What a beautiful island - a wonderful experience even through the photographs.

Sandy said...

It brings back memories. Orcas and all the islands are so beautiful. We used to go every summer. Sandy

La Tea Dah said...

So beautiful! How it's greened up in the past two weeks! It was fun seeing the pictures you shared. . .and I'm happy that I even know where Olga is! LOL! A dear friend's daughter is a university student who is volunteering this year as a teacher at the Orcas Christian School. She's teaching high school Spanish and loves it there! She gave us a great tour of the school --- it's beautiful.

Thanks for a great post!


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