Trumpet Flower

‘trumpet flower…this was my other favorite flower of the day back in late May at the nursery. The plant had become about  4′ tall and looked like a bushy tree. I have a nice start of the plant, so maybe I will have blooms of my own like this someday!! Thanks for stoppin’ on in! bb >*<trumpet flower

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Elwah-the Grace of a River

The Elwah is almost totally free to be the river it once was and to give abundant life again in areas that long ago were silenced. With the success of the demolitions the beautiful grace of the Elwah River will benefit all of us and nature in ways we can’t see yet, but has already started with the work accomplished to date. Here is the link to the awesome National Geographic story published yesterday..it is emotional and wondrous to be sure. Also.. info on the River Walk tours taking place until Sept. 2nd below the photos. Thanks for droppin’ in today and have a super nice one! bb >*<

Pictures by Elaine Thompson – Associated Press

Elwah River undammed

 

Elwah flowing by elaine thopmson APress

Walk the River

Take a walking tour of the Elwha River with Park Service rangers on the former Lake Aldwell. Tours begin Aug. 19 on Tuesdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. through Sept. 2. The hourlong walks are free, and begin at the former boat launch at the end of Lake Aldwell Road, north off of Highway 101 just west of the Elwha River Bridge. For more information – call 360-565-3130.

‘Mud Movie’ & Flower Carpets

Showing now at Pickford is ‘Mud’ starring Matthew McConaughey... I liked it a lot!  bellinghamblog a<|>w*

'Mud'

“Confidently expanding his inquiry into the essence of American masculinity, Nichols’ latest pressure-cooker pastoral conjures a wily figure of endangered Southern chivalry.” Peter Debruge, Variety

…next I want to see ‘Up on Poppy Hill’, I hear it is beautifully done. Check Pickford for movies, the trailers & schedules…

Poppy Hill

 

The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers lovingly bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its misty harbor, sun-drenched gardens, shops and markets, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking set to film. The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics – and the mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. While the children work together to save a dilapidated Meiji era club house from demolition, their tentative relationship begins to blossom. But – in an unexpected twist that parallels what the country itself is facing – a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apar

and…Bellingham’s windy, rainy weekend resulted in carpets of ‘pink blossom snow’ scenes…I found these at the main library along with the ‘red carpet’ in bloom.

 

‘Pink Petal Stair Carpet’

Pink Petal Stair Carpet 2.27.13

 

‘Pink Raindrops & Petals Carpet’

Raindrops & Pink Petals Carpet

 

‘Dazzling Red Flower Carpet’    … thanks for visiting ‘bellingham blog’ a<|>w*

Dazzling Red Flower Carpet