Monday, June 13, 2011

The Friends of Manito

Twice a year, the Friends of Manito put on a huge plant sale to benefit special projects at the park.  The selection is huge, the volunteers are excited, and tens of thousands of dollars are raised.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Farm Chicks

My sister and I had a wonderful morning exploring the annual Farm Chicks many wonderful things to browse and buy, and better yet, to photograph!  We attended one of the first of these sales at the Five Mile Grange, and have followed it to Fairfield, Washington, and now to the Spokane Interstate Fairground.  Though the venue has changed, the spirit has not- we love the Farm Chicks!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


How lucky am I to live in the Lilac City....We have had a cool, wet spring that has brought out the lilacs a bit late this year, but the wait was well worth it.  We live a few blocks from the marvelous Manito Park, where there is a garden dedicated to Syringa, also known as the lilac.

These pictures are editing.  I want you all to see how amazing they are... just as they are.

My absolute favorite lilac "sensation."

The quintessential lilac.

More "sensation."

Did you know there are pink lilacs?  Now if I could only send their amazing scent to you.