08-22-2014, 11:19 AM
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Yesterday my wife and I rode a ferry boat over to Bainbridge Island, where we walked for a couple hours around the Bloedel Nature Reserve, which was established by logging baron Prentice Bloedel, who was interested in "the power of landscape to evoke emotions ranging from tranquility to exhilaration." He and his wife lived in the house shown from 1951 to 1986. The pond with the weeping willow was the view from their front door, and the view of Puget Sound was the one from their house's back door. The reserve is a beautiful place.
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 08-22-2014, 11:22 AM
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Beautiful, John. I can see why your wife and you meandered through this place for a couple of hours.

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 08-22-2014, 11:50 AM
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Yes, a very beautiful place for a stroll. That is in dark contrast to the landscape left behind by MacBlo in their logging operations on Vancouver Island. Entire mountain sides clear cut.


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 08-22-2014, 03:03 PM
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Lovely photos, John! That is a beautiful Island! Smile

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