Our Trip to Washington


grammas house

an artists chair



la connor

breakfast spot

deception pass

bigfoot books

meeting burbank

neat chair

art walk

the studio

mama and lulu

red barn

a walk

flower baby


ellies painting

gramma time


food in the market

blue trees

baby girl

great gramma

We are home after a four day adventure to Washington State to visit with my Grandmother, Ellie’s Great-Grandmother. It was a lovely visit with far too much to see within a limited amount of time, but we spent some wonderful, long days chatting, eating and chasing around my little monkey. My Grandmother is a painter and being in her creative presence was inspiring. Her home, tucked away in the woodlands of Whidby Island, had elements of rustic charm, southwestern flair and bits of old time Americana in every room of the house. I plan to share her lovely studio this week as well. It’s just too neat not too. It was a memorable trip and I’m so glad my Grandmother got to meet Ellie before her first birthday! Hoping to visit again soon!


11 thoughts on “Our Trip to Washington

  1. Summer, You are an artist just like your Grandmother! What an eye you have and your subjects are simple and beautiful. I don’t know what kind of camera you have but you use it well. I would love to see more of your Grandmother’s paintings too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Nancy! What sweet things to say! I’m just beginning with the photography, but it makes me feel great when I get comments like yours! (There is a link on the right hand side of my blog to some fantastic pictures of some of my gramma’s paintings that are for sale). xoxo!

  2. What a lovely group of photos of our life here. To see it through your eyes makes it all that more beautiful to me.

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