Category: Life

A Look Back at Benji and the Fair

The State Fair in Puyallup is up and running this year albeit with safety precautions in place – masks worn inside and out. We went on a rainy day last week and it was a different experience, but the same in many ways. We… Continue Reading “A Look Back at Benji and the Fair”

Happy Fourth of July!

~ Susanne

A New Day Has Dawned

~ Susanne

A Week Like No Other

We’ve had relentless, pounding rain in the Pacific Northwest all week long but this morning broke like springtime. We went to Coulon Park for a walk and paused at the end of the lake for these views. Skyscrapers from the Seattle skyline can be… Continue Reading “A Week Like No Other”

Hindsight is Always 2020 – A look Back

We started 2020 in the Pacific Northwest lamenting the rain and planning an escape to where the sun always shines. For us that was Oahu and the timing in February was perfect – a month later would be too late. In early March we… Continue Reading “Hindsight is Always 2020 – A look Back”

The Sun Also Rises

We saw torrential downpours on the first day of winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Those further north enjoyed the first snow though none of it made it to the ground at my house. But yesterday dawned clear and cold and temperatures rose during… Continue Reading “The Sun Also Rises”

A Conversation with Benji

“I’m glad to see you finally settled down Benji.” “What do you mean Sue?” “You get so wild sometimes. I don’t know what to do with you.” “Sorry Sue. I had a rough night.” “I understand Benji. It happens. Still I’d appreciate a little… Continue Reading “A Conversation with Benji”

Tis the Season for Change

No I’m not talking politics though that works too. I’m talking seasons which always arrive just in time, none with more fanfare than fall. Still it’s a process as trees take their time to change color and shed their leaves. The Gingko Biloba wore… Continue Reading “Tis the Season for Change”

My Great Grandfather’s Incredible Postcard Art! O.T. Frasch Was Seattle’s Legendary Photographer!

Originally posted on johnrieber:
Welcome To Seattle, Washington! Located in the northwest corner of the US, Seattle is where I grew up, taking for granted spectacular scenery like this on a daily basis: However, thanks to my Mom and Sister, I am learning that…

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden

Last week after having been being cooped up for days – first by smoke from wildfires, then by the heavy rain which followed – we were desperate to get out. So despite the rain we drove south to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in… Continue Reading “Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden”

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