Travel theme: Metal

Green Bluff, about 15 miles north of Spokane, Washington, was fairly quiet on Memorial Day weekend.  Blooms on the Bluff — a festival celebrating fruit tree bloom  in this area of growers — had ended just a couple of weeks before, and the Strawberry Festival wouldn’t arrive until June 28th.

John Deere tractor -- Green Bluff

A John Deere tractor waits for a run in Green Bluff, Washington

Green Bluff‘s roads loop around apple orchards and farms offering spectacular views of the fresh greens of spring and glorious cloud-dotted sky.  But you can also see the metal that makes it all run smoothly in the form of tractors, wagons, plows and so forth.

Even old farm implements whose productive farm time has ended are pressed into service as holders of colorful spring annuals.

Farm implement with flowers

Old farm implement planted with flowers

And at stop #6 — Harvest House & Orchard — several metal snare drums hold mixed arrangements ready to greet summer visitors.

Snare drum flower pot

Blue metal snare drum repurposed as flower pot at Harvest House

Our favorite metal, though, just might be this doughnut machine that Todd, the owner of Harvest House,cranked up just for us early-morning seekers of something sweet to go with our coffee.  That little metal machine spit out fresh, hot doughnuts  ready for the the cinnamon sugar cycle and our welcoming hands!

Ah, yes.  A porch-rocker morning on Green Bluff sipping coffee and downing a doughnut!

For more examples of the Travel theme: Metal challenge from Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog, click here.

To learn more about Green Bluff — the growers and events — click here.

Interested in the places we’ve seen in the Inland Northwest?  Take a look at the page Inland Northwest at the top of this blog for more stories and photos.


About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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6 Responses to Travel theme: Metal

  1. suzjones says:

    There is nothing like doughnuts hot off the conveyer belt. Yum!

  2. vannillarock says:

    Looks yummy! Lovely post.

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