May 9, 2013
Pictures from along the ship canal near Fremont, including interesting boats, signs, and a sleeping duck. The weather has become progressively clearer lately, so you can finally see Mt. Rainier again. It's peeking out in the last photo above.
May 4, 2013
April 28, 2013
More photos from this week in my area of Queen Anne (northern part). This neighborhood has lots of impressive landscaping with a wide variety unique ornamental plants I've never seen before, and many modern homes. Queen Anne is situated on the highest named hill in Seattle, so as you wander around you can catch some very scenic views of the Cascades to the east and the Olympics to the west. (The last picture shows the Olympics, and the modern house with the red door has windows through which you can see the Cascades if you look at my photo closely.) More Queen Anne photos on Flickr.
April 27, 2013
April 26, 2013
Last Sunday we walked across the Fremont Bridge and east a little ways to the Fremont Brewery, an excellent local brewery we really like. The path winds down and under the Aurora Bridge, a high arch bridge built to allow huge ships through the ship canal without having to raise up like the Fremont and Ballard bridges. As we traveled along the canal we saw a purple houseboat, and a pretty great mural done by a 5th grade class several years ago showing all kinds of animals riding bikes around Seattle (including a fish).
April 20, 2013
Packed up and ready to head home. Cat is happily planted. My terrariums. Dustin's terrariums. Today we took a terrarium-making class at The Palm Room in Ballard, the best plant and garden store ever. We had saved these two awesome empty bottles with corks from Woodinville Whiskey that we brought along to plant as well, so we ended up with four terrariums. I also recently happened upon a Lions Valley studio pottery cat planter on Etsy by David Stewart, a popular mid century ceramics artist. I couldn't pass the planter up, I had to have him. I mean, look at him. He arrived last week, so I brought him along too to find the perfect little air plants (tillandsia) to live in his back. Everyone that saw him loved him. Look at that face! Second only to a real cat.