Category: Seattle

A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming

Despite the rocky start to spring – we had snow yesterday, and wind, rain and hail last week – the salmonberries are blooming! I found these on the trail recently, on the hottest day of the year when the sun was actually shining, and… Continue Reading “A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming”

Memories from Seattle’s Pike Place Market and the Showbox

My earliest memories from the Pike Place Market are from my high school days, when I’d go downtown to buy bell bottoms from the Army Navy Surplus Store, and everything smelled of patchouli. Years later when I worked downtown, I’d visit the Market on… Continue Reading “Memories from Seattle’s Pike Place Market and the Showbox”

A Rainy Day at the Zoo – In Black and White

Yesterday we visited the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle even though rain was in the forecast. And rain it did, most of the time we were there. Even so, I carried my camera and managed to sneak some pictures of the animals, which I… Continue Reading “A Rainy Day at the Zoo – In Black and White”

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is Back!

The NW Flower & Garden Show is back this year in Seattle and it was almost like old times! There were beautiful flower ladies to greet you – Display gardens, plants for sale and vendors displaying their wares. Yes, it was smaller, with everything… Continue Reading “The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is Back!”

Pretty Clouds at Sunset and More Rain in the Forecast

No, it’s not my imagination – we’ve had record amounts of rain here in the Pacific Northwest. Seems like I say that every year. But according to the Seattle Times, “With 18.91 inches of rain recorded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport between Sept. 1 and… Continue Reading “Pretty Clouds at Sunset and More Rain in the Forecast”

What to do on a Rainy Day in Seattle? MOHAI!

Now that the rainy season is here in Seattle what can you do?  You can either lament the weather and hunker down inside for the next six months. Or you can head over to MOHAI!   No it’s not some exotic island in the Pacific;… Continue Reading “What to do on a Rainy Day in Seattle? MOHAI!”

Cruising the West Coast to San Francisco – Rainy Day Armchair Travel

Two years ago we took a cruise from Seattle down the West Coast with no masks, no vaccines, and of course – no covid! Those were days of carefree travel and I can’t wait until they return! But until then I thought I’d revisit… Continue Reading “Cruising the West Coast to San Francisco – Rainy Day Armchair Travel”

The Salmon are Running and it’s Beautiful to Behold!

One of my favorite things about living in Renton is seeing the salmon return to the Cedar River each fall. After spending several years in the Pacific Ocean they return to the rivers and streams of their birth to spawn. Coho, Chinook and Sockeye… Continue Reading “The Salmon are Running and it’s Beautiful to Behold!”

On a Ferry from Bremerton – the Ride’s the Thing

While it’s true that Washington State Ferries – the largest ferry system in the USA – provide much needed transportation on Puget Sound – sometimes the ride’s the thing. We drove to Bremerton over the weekend to look at a camper (don’t laugh but… Continue Reading “On a Ferry from Bremerton – the Ride’s the Thing”

Finding Beauty in Rainy Day Walks

I pretty much have to. I’m from Seattle where rain – or the threat of rain – happens often, especially November through March. And while we only get an average of 38 inches a year – far less than many other U.S. cities –… Continue Reading “Finding Beauty in Rainy Day Walks”

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