Last month I was off traveling and as part of the trip I had a few days in Seattle. Seattle is becoming one of my favorite cities on the mainland US. Now that their light rail train runs right up to the airport it is so easy to get to downtown so that Seattle is a wonderful city for us Hawaii travelers to arrive in and have a stop over when we go to the mainland.
I am a big fan of ferry boat rides so on this visit I went for a ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island for a days outing. It is a lovely boat ride out on the Puget Sound with good views back to the city. The small town out on the island is a lovely wooded community to walk around and I enjoyed viewing the first autumn colors as well as gorging myself on wild blackberries that were in full fruit on every vacant lot.
There is an old Congregational church in the middle of the town that has a wonderful community vegetable garden in its grounds. What a good idea for making the most of the church property and that garden was the highlight of my day there as I inspected all that was growing and sat on a garden seat in the quiet to eat my sandwich lunch. There were lots of interesting plants to inspect as well as lots of bees to watch and also a few hens in a wire pen to talk to. The age and multi-headed size of all the kale was very impressive. Anyways, here are a few photos I took in the garden and if you are ever over on Bainbridge you might want to go stop by and have a look as well.