Archive for May, 2011

Awesome photography of Port Washington Wisconsin May 15, 2011

Port Washington offers plenty of opportunity for photographers and the ‘proof of the pudding’ so to speak is available on this website where several local photographers have shared their photographs. Take a look and enjoy!

Then make plans to bring your camera with you to the Port Washington Inn to capture your own personal photos of the charm of  Port Washington.  You’ll return home with great memories!

Harbingers of spring at Port Washington Inn Bed and Breakfast May 13, 2011

Perennials are beginning to brighten up the landscape after this spring’s very slow start. This week we’ve welcomed some color beyond the Lenten Rose and the daffodils. Pictured are the bright yellow blooms of a euphorbia contrasted against the chartreuse and grey green of a succulent for which we’ve lost the name but which we love in its location! Vinca is blooming happily this week and the Lenten Rose continues to add subtle color with its multitude of blooms.

We are conducting an experiment this year and starting some plants from seed. Rita’s sewing room is doing double duty as a mini greenhouse as we try to keep seedlings warm and under florescent lights. It is fun to envision colorful zinnias and wallflowers and coleus brightening our yard and culinary favorites such as leeks, beets, chard, arugula, miniature basil, and parsley to brighten summer meals. A good supply of spearmint is being planted in anticipation of fresh mint added to cold summer drinks. Simple pleasures!

Our granddaughter loved picking parsley last summer and this summer she will be that much more capable of helping in the garden! She is enthusiastic about food and her play kitchen is a favorite play center at her house. This year she will enjoy having a yard to play in and a garden to help with.

Port Washington has an informative new website! May 4, 2011

Here is one sample of the many images available on Port Washington’s new website unveiled as the month of May begins.   This new website is testimony that good things happen when people join forces and collaborate.   Kudos to the people who have worked hard to make this new (and much needed) website a reality!

Take a look at