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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Butchart Gardens and Seattle ♫♫At Last....♫

Our second trip to Butchart Gardens in Victoria, was earlier in the year than our last visit.  There were no roses, yet, but still the gardens did not disappoint.



From this gorgeous fountain...



To the lupines...

Various spring flowers...

The dock at the gardens...

Azaleas and rhododendrons...


 Camelias...



The last stop and point of disembarkation on our cruise was Seattle where a real treat awaited Dick and I.

It began six years ago when I posted a vituperous blog on Rush Limbaugh in which I called him several names.  Brad's comment, "I think I love you" began a wonderful friendship.  But until the 27th of April, we had never met face-to-face.

Brad picked us up at the Seattle cruise ship terminal, we met his goats, toured his home, had coffee, met Lucca his adorable retriever pup, met Kari (another blogger friend), visited Pike Place Market, and had lunch.  It was wonderful.  I would sue over this photo, but my husband took it!  One can only do so much with PhotoShop!




13 comments:

Mage said...

Wonderful, wonderful. Goat's too, and all the wonderful places in Seattle.

Retired English Teacher said...

Love the gardens. How fun to meet a blogging friend!

Kimberly said...

LOL! Sounds like a perfect day!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What a gorgeous place to while away the hours!

gigihawaii said...

I would love to see Seattle, too. I saw the Garden in March 1994. There was snow on the ground and not much to see.

forsythia said...

Lovely photos and the mention of goats. What fun to meet an admirer? BTW, is it still possible to read your piece on Rush? Vituperation is fun, too.

forsythia said...

Found it. The date didn't work, but typing Rush's name in the box next to "Share" brought it right up. I'm glad I went looking for it. I thought you made your point very well in just a few words.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your pictures of Butchart Gardens are beautiful. I'm glad you got to meet a blogging friend.

Betsy Adams said...

One of these days, we will HAVE to get to Butchart Gardens... I've seen FABULOUS pictures of that place. WOW....

Glad you got there again.. We like Biltmore in different seasons because different things are blooming.

Hugs,
Betsy

Gilly said...

What a beautiful, beautiful place! And how lovely to meet a blogger friend! I will just have to wave to you across the pond, I'm afraid!

Kay said...

We saw Butchart in the spring of 2009 and it was amazing. I just loved gazing at all your gorgeous photos. I'm so glad you had such a great time.

Barb said...

Got my flower-fix here, Kathy. Great to meet a long-time blog friend too.

Mage said...

Thanks so much for the notes you are leaving. I smile every time I see you as a little bunch of flowers. :)