The Perfect Time to Walk Bloedel

Since we finished birding at Seabeck too early for lunch on our last outing, we decided to take advantage of the sunshine and walk the Bloedel Preserve. It’s hard to imagine a better time of year to visit the garden. The rhododendrons were in full bloom.

The pond was festooned with bright yellow iris.

The Preserve features some of the prettiest azaleas/rhododendrons I’ve seen,

and I visit a lot of rhododendron gardens.

Though it was a bright, sunny day the ponds and creeks were overflowing, providing a perfect soundtrack to a nature walk

while providing a nice backdrop for the primroses that lined the trail.

If we hadn’t stopped for a delicious Thai lunch in Silverdale, this would have been the perfect ending for a delightful day.