It’s always a pleasure to get settled into the cabin on West Sound, Orcas Island.
|Friday Night Regatta, West Sound|
|Our friends have spoiled us with these yummy peanut butter filled taffy chews from a classic confectionary company in California, click on Dewar’s to learn more.|
On Saturday morning we headed into Eastsound for the market and the Fourth of July Parade, here are some festive images..
|A well cared for Smart car.|
|Happy Campers from Camp Four Winds Westward Ho!|
|Gorgeous thornless roses, cultivated in Germany|
|a marvelous matchbox|
|three cheers for the red, white and blue|
|felted wool chickens|
|The most fragrant sweet peas|
The Fourth of July Parade began as we finished up our business at the market.
|The Orcas String Studio played the most wonderful diddy’s on the back of this large truck in the parade.
The songs were so sweet, I got a little misty.
|I think these boys had the best time in the Orcas 4th of July parade, yelling threatening comments to the crowd as they bombed down the parade route.|
After the parade, we were thrilled to secure the perfect outside table at the exquisite Rose’s restaurant for lunch.
|Dramatic Delphiniums at Rose’s|
|My flower score from the market|
|We loved this rose at roses, usually I shy away from the darker red colors, because they tend to taste too sweet and heavy but this Cote-du-Rhone was delightfully refreshing.|
My friend stopped by Rose’s with his newly restored “picnic bus”, we’re planning an outing for later this summer…