Mirrors, Moss and Miniatures

I knew it was there and I had always meant to go.

Plans were made but, mother nature intervened each time with bouts of nasty weather. One time it even snowed! I couldn’t seem to make it to Bloedel Reserve, a botanical garden on Bainbridge Island. Another time I made plans to go there for my birthday. We rented a room so the day could be spent at the reserve before going to dinner at Mossback, a favorite restaurant of mine in Kingston. As we drove toward Bainbridge Island, the sky darkened and raindrops began to fall. It rain hard for the next two days. We went straight to the restaurant where we spent about four hours eating and drinking in their Rabbit Hole cocktail lounge. A good time but, let me tell ya, it was no walk in the park!

The years passed and thoughts of going to Bloedel faded.


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16 thoughts on “Mirrors, Moss and Miniatures

  1. Dear Bridget, I loved this account of your visit to the Bloedel Reserve. A good friend, Beth Bradley, has just begun a new job with them as their Development Director. I forwarded your post to her and I’m certain she will enjoy it. Hugs, XXAE

    Anne E. Hirondelle

    aehirondelle@gmail.com annehirondelle.com



    1. There is so much more there that you could keep going back. I had to narrow it down from the pictures I took and I was there at the start of winter!
      I don’t know how visible it is but, that was Lucy and I reflected in the ornaments that were hanging at the gatehouse.


  2. Bridget YOU are such a wonderful photographer! I love the slides and video….what a magical place! Say HI to Lucy for me…..


  3. I never made it to Bainbridge Island. My Pa is in Silverdale, and his farm where he grows bonsai stock is near Poulsbo, but I never bothered to go to Bainbridge Island. I may be going to Washington more frequently nowadays, like I did years ago.


    1. I always went there to catch the ferry to Seattle. It’s easy to miss or not know about because there isn’t a sign until you get on the backroad.
      That’s great that your Pa has a farm so close! If you like quiet spaces it’s a really special one.

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  4. Maybe Bryan and I could tag along with you guys sometime? The Bloedel Reserve looks like such an incredible place.


  5. hi bridget. sue and i visited years ago. . it is a neat and beautiful place. you brought back good memories . john estes


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