Tag: Seattle

September Kismet and School Daze

September is my favorite month, the blending of summer and fall, a time of beginnings and endings. It reminds me of those early days of grade school – seven years to be exact – spent at Frank B. Cooper School. The building is still… Continue Reading “September Kismet and School Daze”

Summertime in Seattle means the Blue Angels!

You know that summer has arrived in Seattle when you hear the jets overhead! The real show is at the Hydroplane races today, but we caught the Blue Angels practicing over Lake Washington yesterday at the end of the Cedar River Trail. Sharing with… Continue Reading “Summertime in Seattle means the Blue Angels!”

Monday in the Garden with the Cats and the Birds

Heat wave’s over – hooray! I prefer my blue skies with a few clouds. After the longest string of high temperatures in Seattle history (mid-nineties 6 days in a row) our normal summer weather has returned. This morning I sat in the backyard with… Continue Reading “Monday in the Garden with the Cats and the Birds”

Surviving Spring in the Rainy Northwest

To those who just moved here let me say, it’s not always this bad. Yes, we get a bit of rain in the Pacific Northwest but sometimes it actually stops. Really it does. And trust me, you don’t want the other extreme – like… Continue Reading “Surviving Spring in the Rainy Northwest”

Celebrating Trains, Planes and Automobiles!

My husband likes anything with wheels, so we’ve managed to visit many different museums and historic sites dedicated to them, in our travels over the years. Trains We found the Sante Fe 5021 at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento on our… Continue Reading “Celebrating Trains, Planes and Automobiles!”

On Cats and Blogging and a Road Trip

First of all, my apologies to the cats. “Sorry, Benji” “We worried you weren’t coming back, Sue.” “We’ll always come back, Benji. You can count on that.” “Same to you, Tiger.” “It was lonely without you, Sue.” “Sorry boys. It couldn’t be helped. There’ll… Continue Reading “On Cats and Blogging and a Road Trip”

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”

Looking for Beauty on a Rainy Spring Day

It’s another rainy day in the Great Northwest and the natives are getting restless. The cats are confused, wanting out but not. Then going out and wanting in again, an endless cycle. “Is there nothing you can do?” Tiger asks. “Sorry, no,” I say… Continue Reading “Looking for Beauty on a Rainy Spring Day”

Celebrating the Stony Walkers of Coulon

I love to walk at Coulon Park and no matter the season, I’m always joined by the stony walkers. Here they are on a sunny day, without a stitch on, but here they dressed for Valentine’s Day. Here they are on Memorial Day, and… Continue Reading “Celebrating the Stony Walkers of Coulon”

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