Friday, December 14, 2018

gallery on Chuckanut, a slice of sun


The gallery on Chuckanut used to be a gas station along with a mom and pop store ,serving the village . Now the village is no longer a village , more like a suburb of Bellingham. but back in the day ,when I lived there, the little store was essential.

It is a nice enough gallery, one section is gifty  , the other side is  art and the back is yard art.
Stella had a gift certificate to spend so that is how we spent the afternoon.




There was very little there for fifty dollars or less- maybe a card or a bar of soap  but generally all high ticket items .


There were some little  garden gnomes of rusted something. they were cheerful and sweet. Maybe they would like to be in Stella's garden.

Hemmed and hawed and decided "no".

Finally came upon the perfect thing, a metal flying woman that is to attach to the side of house or post.

Great! From there we went to lunch, because shopping is such difficult arduous work.


Loads of glass  garden art in the back garden. They would not last long around here that is for sure, we have rocks as our "garden" , Rocks are not quite so fragile and are the right price.


By the time I came home it was still dark as it has been all week but there was a sliver of sunshine slicing horizontally over the town, I took these shots from the deck - the sun slice only lasted about three minutes. 



The curly willow is confused, not sure if it is winter or just a quick nap...you can see it budding.

10 comments:

  1. Some interesting yard art for sure! I love the orange autumn-leaf bench, although I'm not sure I'd want it in my garden. We require more subtlety around here.

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    1. A metal chair is never appealing to me though it is pretty coo to look at, sitting on metal , in this climate, in your climate, not at all welcoming.

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  2. the glass cattails were kinda neat. I was expecting to see a picture of the flying lady. I have a rusted metal cutout of Tinkerbell that hangs on the barn.

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    1. I meant to get a photo of Stella's flying woman . Maybe when it is in her garden, it will make a better photo , as her garden is very nice and will flatter the lady.

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  3. Shopping IS difficult, arduous work! Lunch is always required!

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    1. Oh yes, we worked SO HARD at shopping! We left no stone unturned. I must be doing a lot of shopping lately, I can not stop eating EVERYTHING- shopping online, is exhausting! Must have an entire meal after every purchase! What is up with that???

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  4. Seattle is the only place I ever lived where the weather heads would predict "sun breaks." Looks like you had a nice one. Shopping is arduous.

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    1. I do not know how I have managed to live here for so long-when I go to the sunshine it is like I am born again! This must be remedied soon! Sunshine, not too much, just right, is essential. There is more sunshine in gloomy old England than there is here.

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  5. I think the color kept the spirits up. Your spirits.

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    1. robbed of color in winter, you are right! The most colorful displays are such a comfort. Thus, shopping, not buying but shopping in the most colorful places is a spirit booster.

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