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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


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Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, once again your photos are beautiful, the house is amazing the view, gardens everything just beautiful. Thanks for taking us on this journey with you. You really have taken some great photos of you and your husband. Have a great day Hooroo. Trish xox ;)

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Thank you, Trish, for the nice comments. Part three will be coming tomorrow with some photos and writeup from the scrapbook. I am so glad you are enjoying the Bloedel Reserve photos. Everywhere you looked was a photo opportunity. I will try to post a link, too, to a site that will have a little video that tells a lot about the Bloedels and the Reserve. I thought it was very interesting to watch and others might, too. On Thursday, I am flying to Calgary, Canada, to spend a few days with my older son while he is on a business trip to the area. He goes there from time to time. I will be posting some photos from Calgary after Thursday. Have a great day, Trish! xoxo ((((hugs))) Kim

Julie Harward

That would be a fun day to spend it there..what a back yard they had! I don't know who they were but I hope they were happy there, it's so beautiful. :D

Daisy Cottage

Such a beautiful post of two BEAUTIFUL people shared by beautiful beautiful YOU. Your heart is so loving and I can't thank you enough for your kind words and support and all that you share.

Thank you dear Kim for everything... from the bottom of my heart.


Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Kim,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the very sweet comments. YOU, my dear, inspire me with all your beautiful photographs and your lovely blog, Dear Daisy Cottage. You have a wonderful heart and much to share with the world. I love visiting you every morning with my little cup of coffee. You are a talented photographer and, more importantly, have a good heart. I am so glad that we came to be friends...I had to go all the way across the United States to discover a special sister of heart in Florida...right back in the State I was born in and not too far from where I grew up. It truly is a small, small world... I love you, too!!!!! xoxo Kim


Thank you Kim for the beautiful tour of Bainbridge Island Reserve and the Bloedel Home! I loved part I, and II, and can't wait to see part III! Your husband is very handsome and he has a beautiful wife! He looks like a seafaring captain!

Thank you so much for taking us all on these breathtaking tours!!! I look forward to the tours and stories each and every day! Your photographs are beautiful. Now I want to research the Bloedel family and learn more about them.....but I'll leave that to you and see what you share tomorrow!!

Love and hugs, Sandy in Michigan

Guess what? The leaves are beginning to bloom here, and the spring flowers are popping up finally. I'll be very busy at work until the end of next week so hopefully...a little mini vacation!!!


Hi Sandy,
I was wondering how you were doing after the mishap with your car. Hope things are settling down and glad you are okay. I am so glad you are enjoying the Bloedel Reserve. I will have some info on the Bloedels tomorrow and a few links to look at. Bottom line, they were just two very nice people from Seattle who lived down the street from each other and married. She LOVED French architecture and ornate things---he loved the land and had a vision for developing the property into a haven. They had children and could have willed this property and house to them....but chose to share it with the public. Mr. Bloedel wanted people feel refreshed and rejuvenated...the property has been described as a "therapeutic garden" which it truly is. Mr.Bloedel had a vision that he worked towards... They loved literature and nature... They had a large family--their family reminds me a lot of the Kennedy family. Mr. Bloedel attended Yale University and was a teacher when his family urged him to get into the family business of timber. Such an interesting man! So glad you enjoyed the posting. Have a wonderful day! Love you... Kim xoxo

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