September 4, 2014

sunset and Block Shop

We saw a pretty decent sunset at Carkeek Park this week. I have been wearing my new Block Shop scarf everywhere lately because it is the best thing ever. It will be the first of many, I predict... I already bought a totally beautiful coral-colored second scarf for my wedding, and beyond (check my Instagram). These scarves are designed by the Stockman sisters in collaboration with master printers in Bagru, India who block print each scarf by hand using natural vegetable and mineral dyes. Block Shop is using proceeds from these scarves to fund medical initiatives in the area.

Carkeek Park sunset

Carkeek Park sunset

Carkeek Park sunset

Carkeek Park sunset

Carkeek Park sunset

August 21, 2014

brief update

The blog has been quiet for a while, but there should be plenty to come soon - we're getting married in a few weeks! On a boat! Then we're visiting the Olympic Peninsula (finally)!

Here are a few pictures including a couple of recent sunsets and a cat.





Seattle sunset

June 1, 2014

Twin Falls Trail

Yesterday we hiked withs some friends around Twin Falls, about an hour outside of Seattle. The weather was perfect. The Pacific Northwest is seriously beautiful!

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

May 16, 2014

Jellyfish at the Steinhart Aquarium

Earlier this month I took a business trip to San Francisco to visit Netflix HQ and talk to them about AWS Support (they are a huge customer of AWS and of one of my features in particular). I got to spend a couple of afternoons with my brother, who lives in Mountain View. We visited the California Academy of Sciences one of those days -- here are a few jellyfish images, more pictures to come later.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

April 20, 2014

Port Townsend - part 2

More pictures from Port Townsend trip - this is the day we went on the whale watching tour. We saw a few gray whales, California sea lions, and Steller sea lions (pictured last). My new binocoluars were pretty sweet too.

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

April 6, 2014

Port Townsend - part 1

This weekend we visited Port Townsend, which is on the northeast part of the Olympic Peninsula. We came to check out the town and to go on a whale watching tour as part of my birthday weekend.

Some pictures below from the town on the day we arrived -- we had lunch at The Fountain Cafe, where Dustin gave me my birthday present (a Kite Shield Ring from Dorothy Cheng, an awesome local Seattle jewelry designer), and then walked around the charming little downtown. We learned later from our whale tour guide that Port Townsend was originally intended to be the major port city (the "Seattle") of the region, but because they never finished building the railroad all the way up to its location, it stayed a small port town (current population ~10,000). We visited a few small shops and a great antique mall (more pictures of my finds there later), then had dinner at a Japanese noodle restaurant. Finally, we discovered some local deer hanging out brazenly in the yard of the house we were staying in. More from day 2 of our visit coming soon...

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

Port Townsend - April 2014

March 26, 2014

spring light cats

Fremont from our living room

Fremont from our living room

Seattle spring

Seattle spring

perch buddies

perch buddies

perch buddies

It's springtime in Seattle and the longer days are very welcome. (Some of our shortest days over the winter were less than 8.5 hours, with sunrise at 7:55am and sunset at 4:20pm.) The light has been really interesting recently when it's late in the day and the sun reflects off of Fremont/Phinney Ridge to the north, a great view from our living room.

Our cats are also slowly but surely getting better at snuggling with each other, and I managed to capture them being extra adorable in their perch this week. We had them at the vet today for checkups and booster vaccine/microchip for Margot, and we learned that Rowen is currently 7.7 pounds and Margot is 10.3 pounds.