Little Girls & Wildflowers

Monday, June 6, 2016

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you've probably already guessed how much I love flowers.
It seems to me that all I do during our long Winters is pine for the wildflowers of Spring and Summer. And because our winters have been so mild the last two years, the wildflowers are blooming much earlier in the season!

This meant flower picking was the perfect thing to do when my two most favorite little girls came over for a visit! This is Melissa and Rebecca, and we've been best friends since they were tiny and I was their babysitter.  I can't tell you how excited they were to go through my closet and find shawls and hats to wear on our flower picking adventure. Melissa kept repeating: "I feel just like Laura Ingalls!" And don't they look like the most perfect pair with little Greta?
We each got a basket and off we went flower picking! 
Of course, Greta loved to eat the flowers more than pick them...

I was super envious of Becca's pink sparkly boots.

The girls had a lot of fun keeping an eye out for different flowers to add to their baskets, but they had never picked any chocolate lilies before. This was Melissa's face when she smelled it:

It's okay, Melissa.

I totally agree with you.

Our amazing view from the trail, low tide.
Becca in among big berry bushes, just starting to put out their flowers.
Sea shells belong in flower baskets too!

When we reached the end of the trail we sat on the beach and sang songs together. Greta hunted around for hidden things in the sand, Becca searched for pretty shells, and Melissa took some photos of me!

Funny Fact: I think this may be the first picture of me on this blog not wearing a dress. Blue jeans! Eak! 

When we got back to the house, everyone sat outside and had fresh baked snickerdoodles and oreo icecream. After the treats, we made our bouquets and carefully wrapped the bottoms in wet paper towels for the ride home.

The plan to go home was derailed however when Becca found bright red salmon berries ready for picking -- right in the backyard! Time for an impromptu berry picking party!

Little bags were handed out and we all started eating picking.

Most of them ended up in the bags.

Becca and Melissa just moved "out the road", which is about as far away from Blueberry Barn as you can get in Juneau. Their father is building a beautiful house, right above the ocean (the best part they told me is that they each get their own room! If only I had been that lucky growing up...). Even though they may be living a bit farther away, I'm sure we'll still see each other quite often.
"A friend is loving at all times, and becomes a brother in times of trouble."
Proverbs 17:17


  1. Aww. What sweet girls. I know they must have loved spending the day with you.

  2. The girls are adorable and what a fun day you had together! The second picture is priceless. How did you get Greta to pose so well? :)

  3. Emily, just wanted you to know I am thinking of you this morning. I hope all is well with your new job. Have a great day and weekend ahead.:)


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