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Happy May Day

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Seattle is notoriously spunky on May Day. I hope today is full of spirited marches and activities without violence or looting or destruction. As for me, I am going to do some writing and gardening. So far I have planted four dwarf trees, strawberries, chives, beets, radishes, peas, Brussels sprouts, arugula, corn, sunflowers (a wide variety), zinnias, cornflowers, dahlias, and scabiosas. I figure SOMETHING will bloom or grow. This is only my second year attempting to garden. Last year I started a garden in pots but then had to move and lost it all. Pity. That is okay. If at first you don’t succeed, try…try again. I don’t mind the pitfalls. I am excited to see what will come up! So, I will avoid the city this May Day and take care of my garden.

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To a great May Day!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Friday, May 1st, 2015
Taken at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Taken at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

We decided to go to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this year. We went the very last weekend, so we missed the daffodils and many tulips. But, it was still worth it. We saw a lot of tulips and irises. And we had fun together, so I won’t complain! Here a couple of the photos I thought worth sharing…

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