Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spring on the island

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year, so I wanted to show more flowers in bloom on our lake island here in SW Washington. This island is named after the Lions Club, who created it for one of their projects. I think it is an amazing place! There is a pathway along the entire length of the island and a pier for fishing.  Spring is the prettiest time on this island because the rhododendron bushes are in bloom showing all their lovely colors. They are a very common flower in our region. 

They come in  shades of pink, orange, yellow and white on the island. 
They are a lovely flower with a sweet fragrance.

It was a beautiful clear day when I took these photos. It's so pretty here the pictures kind of take themselves. I can even take nice pics with my little point and shoot camera.
 I love soft images. They remind me of a watercolor painting. 

This photo came out almost panoramic because of the surface of the water and the  trees. I love the old bridge in the background and the patch of coral rhodies. 

A lovely cherry blossom tree. 

I love the contrast of the smaller flowering tree with the twisting, bare branches of  the taller one. It creates such a mystical image. 

I wanted to include this totem pole. I'm not sure when it was placed on the island, but it was created by local artisans and has become somewhat faded over time.

Here's a closer view and the jet trail behind it only enhances this image.
I love the wings and all the beautiful detail.

A few closeups of the yellow rhodies. These were my favorite because they look somewhat like honeysuckle and smell just as sweet!

These pictures were taken this past weekend and we finally have some much needed sunshine. I hope you are having some lovely spring weather in your area and thanks for stopping by for the tour!     

I'm sharing with

Delightsome Life Home & Garden Thursday
A Southern Daydreamer Outdoor Wednesday
No Minimalist Here Open House party
Little red house Thursday's inspiration
Chic on a  Shoestring Flaunt it Friday
Homemaker on a dime
Dedicated House Make it pretty Monday


  1. What wonderful photos of spring. I so enjoyed visiting and seeing spring through your eyes.

  2. So beautiful! Spring is just arriving in Southern Alberta! Wishing I was in one of those gardens you captured!!

  3. How beautiful! We certainly live in a gorgeous part of the continent,and for one moment I thought you lived on Vancouver Island too.

  4. Diane,
    What exquisite photography of spring subject matter in the park, dear one!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

  5. What a lovely island. Love the water fountain photo.

  6. Gorgeous view and flowers. I've never seen yellow rodos before, just beautiful.

  7. What a wonderful place! Gorgeous photos! Love Nature on Spring!Thanks for sharing Diane.
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  8. Beautiful! Spring is such a wonderful season.

  9. What a beautiful place! I love that we're able to share such marvelous gardens - being so very far away! Beautiful day for you! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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