Flowers at the Capitol

Trees in full bloom framed our view of the capitol building. The smell of salt air brushed by from Budd Inlet as we watched kids play in the Heritage Park fountain.

Sailboat on Puget Sound

Our favorite part of our visit to Sunnyside Beach Park? The amazing view of the Olympic Mountains, McNeil and Fox islands and passing by vessels.

Lemon crinkle cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies step aside. It’s time for your lemony counterpart to shine.

Forsythia of Spring

Bursting with bright, yellow blooms long before leaves begin to form, it’s a pop of color to hold you over until the mid-spring color fest.

Favorite forget-me-nots

Every year in early spring, hundreds of the tiny blossoms circle my backyard and start the season-long parade of Pacific Northwest color.

Nutella-stuffed cookies

If hazelnutty deliciousness is your weakness, be prepared to try these Nutella-stuffed cookies. The best part? They’re super simple to make.

Picnic at Millersylvania

Setting up at a table near the swimming area, and in the greeting sunlight, we opened our lunch. And realized a heavily panting dog was quickly approaching.

Crocuses in March

A plethora of year-round bulbs sat dormant. Included were the happy flowers of early-spring blooming crocuses.