Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm kind of in love.

So, I'm kind of falling in love with Washington State. Against my will.

We had a nice weekend. After church on Sunday we found a patch of blackberries next to a railroad track and picked...

and picked...

and picked...

...and we ended up with a big bowl of berries.

They're pretty, aren't they?

The whole time we picked I was thinking about this Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem, which is one of my favorites:

Earth's crammed with heaven,
and every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

I felt guilty just selfishly eating the blackberries like a greedy, selfish berry-eater, so I took off my shoes. Now we're eating blackberry everything.

And yesterday was even more fun!

It was Chancho's birthday. He opened his presents first thing.

Then we hopped a ferry to the Olympic Peninsula.


And then DJ scared the crap out of Macey with a dead crab.

After that we hustled back to the ferry and came home.

I like Washington so much...

...when the sun is out. Ha ha ha.
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Paxton said...

If she reacts that way to a dead crab... What happens when it's alive?
But I am totally in love with that picture... Does that make me a bad person?
Also... Please move to Washington because I miss you and want to live across town from you again... Or closer, who knows. I was spoiled one winter and now I can't get my Haynes' fix again! :-P

Tawny said...

I am so GLAD you like Washington!!
Yes we are home, I am posting about last week one day at a time, I know super confusing right!

An What ever vacationing Vicariously...You are in Washington State, I have been vacationing vicariously through you all summer, plus that means vicariously I can Walk ;)

Cathy's Blog said...

So when you coming home?