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Sunday, March 22 2015

It was a rainy, snoozy day.

It was a rainy, snoozy day.

In considerable rain, we drove down to Cape Disappointment State Park to have lunch at serious pizza with Susie and Bill of the Boreas Inn and Kathleen.

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Bill and Susie and me

Bill and Susie and me and Jim, owner of Serious Pizza

Co-owner and chef Chi loads a pizza into the oven.

Co-owner and chef Chi loads a pizza into the oven.

Chef Chi.  You can tell by the sparkling kitchen that Jim and Chi are perfectionists.

Chef Chi. You can tell by the sparkling kitchen that Jim and Chi are perfectionists.

We are all very thrilled that Jim and Chi will soon open a sandwich shop and eventually add pizza at their second location by Ilwaco’s stoplight: Buoy 10, opening in May!

Kathleen and I.  I am probably talking about the room journals at the Sylvia Beach Hotel.

Kathleen and I. I am probably talking about the room journals at the Sylvia Beach Hotel.

The salad with delicate, ripe pears was one of the best I've ever had.

The salad with delicate, ripe pears was one of the best I’ve ever had.

one side: goat cheese, the other: grapes, walnuts and bleu cheese

one side: goat cheese, tomatoes, olives, the other: grapes, walnuts and bleu cheese

You can also get a small pizza; this was Kathleen's choice.

You can also get a small pizza; this was Kathleen’s choice.

The Serious Pizzas are exceptionally good down to the last bite of crust.

The Serious Pizzas are exceptionally good down to the last bite of crust. (Allan’s photo)

This birthday treat from Bill and Susie was finally the official end of the celebrations of my 60th birthday.

By the time we got home, the sun had come out. Much as I longed to continue blogging about my Sylvia Beach Hotel obsession, I had to do something in the garden after a week’s neglect.  I’d acquired some lily bulbs at Costco on the way to Newport, so I planted about 20 here and there.

a wallflower and more in the front garden

a wallflower and more in the front garden

tulips and cardoon...a favourite vignette right now

tulips and cardoon…a favourite vignette right now

parrot tulips by the fence in a deer protective cage

parrot tulips by the fence in a deer protective cage

a corner shockingly full of "stinkmint" which I did not feel like weeding (and did not)

a corner shockingly full of “stinkmint” which I did not feel like weeding (and did not)

tulips

tulips

Ribes speciosum

Ribes speciosum

still strongly in bloom

still strongly in bloom

an attractive bergenia in Allan's garden.  (He could take those old leaves off.)

an attractive bergenia in Allan’s garden. (He probably does not know he could take those old leaves off.)

Onyx, the neighbours' cat

Onyx, the neighbours’ cat

in the back garden, ornamental rhubarb

in the back garden, ornamental rhubarb

There’s another birthday present in the garden: a colourful new birdbath from Allan.  I realize as I write this after dark that I don’t yet have a photo of it.

the back garden

the back garden

Mary keeping an eye on me.

Mary keeping an eye on me.

more tulip/cardoon admiration

more tulip/cardoon admiration

Allan's photo in his garden

Allan’s photo in his garden

fence tops that Allan tacked on top of the fence posts in the afternoon

fence tops that Allan tacked on top of the fence posts in the afternoon

Next door, Alicia’s dad was down for a week of clamming.  We chatted and he showed me, on his phone, photos of his impressive limit of good sized clams.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

As soon as a slight wind came up, I used it as an excuse to go in and do more reliving about the Sylvia Beach Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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