Beautiful, beautiful Port Townsend!
You didn't really think I could stay away from you for too long, did you?
No! Many, many years ago you touched my heart and left a piece of yourself inside it.
And every so often that piece of you calls me back for a visit..
a visit to your bays
(and sometimes a trip on your ferries),
walks and drives past your gorgeous historic buildings
(this, BTW, is my favorite--the Hastings building;
as you can see construction was going on when we were there),
and many, many visits to both downtown
(where my favorite chocolates are sold and my favorite bookstore is)
(where the nice Victorian ladies used to hang out and now deer roam)
Oh yes, Port Townsend has deer roaming around its streets...
in fact I was talking to my DD when the person I was with screamed out
Being the deer lover I am,
I had to get some photos.
Isn't modern technology fun?
We were not far from these gorgeous churches when we had the deer sighting...
the first of many.
While there I read a rather funny article on the relationship of the 'native' deer to
the town and its people.
I know that we LOVE our deer visitors too
and I am always happy to share some berries with them when they grace us with a visit.
But back to these churches...
I wonder if my great-great aunt went to one of them or did she go to church in a different town? So much has been revealed lately about her time in Washington;
so much more still to learn...
Family history is an ongoing project here at my house:)
A most enjoyable one!
Here is a close up of one of the stained glass windows.
I LOVE stained glass...
I would have loved to go inside and take a photo with the sunshine coming through them.
When I was younger, my parents had a house built.
It had some old stained glass windows
and some old beams from a barn in it.
So, as you can tell, I come from a family of stained glass window lovers:)
I leave you with a photo of the historic bell tower,
also located on the bluff (uptown area).