It is not uncommon for us to seek the shade of the forest on a warm summer day so we took a short trail through the woods that connected us with Salmon Park Restoration area and then on to the Whatcom Creek trail. Walking through Salmon Park, it was clear to me that the City of Bellingham’s restoration efforts after the June 10, 1999 Olympic Pipeline explosion ravaged the habitat along Whatcom Creek has definitely paid off as except for some tall charred old trees still looming over the creek area, the habitat throughout Salmon Park and along Whatcom Creek appears healthy once again.
This lovely butterfly entertained us as it flitted from one bloom to the other in the breeze.
This yellow and black butterfly flitted from one blossom to another in the summer breeze along the trail through Salmon Park
From the House of Tears carvers of the Lummi Nation, this beautiful healing totem and nearby benches help bring comfort as we remember Liam Wood, Wade King and Stephen Tsiorvas, the three that were killed in that massive fireball explosion. Thank you House of Tears carvers!
Healing Totem from the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers in memory of the three killed in the Olympic Pipeline explosion on June 10, 1999
More photos from Salmon Park and the Whatcom Creek Trail.
With everything from baseball, softball, track, swimming, skate boarding and more, Bellingham has a great civic athletic complex. Here we are at the Geri Softball Fields, watching a friends game.
Their team won – lots to just a few!
Our Bellingham Farmers Market is a great place to meet up with friends for lunch on a Saturday.
Lori orders a salad for lunch
I love these artisan soaps. So enticing, guess where I’ll be buying my soaps from now on!
These carrots looked so fresh and smelled absolutely so good that they made my mouth water.
Bundles of carrots
More photos from the Saturday Bellingham Farmers Market –
Bellingham has two farmers markets – a Saturday market in downtown Bellingham at the Depot Market Square from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and a Wednesday afternoon market in Fairhaven at the Village Green. For more information about the Bellingham Farmers Market can be found here – Bellingham Farmers Market.