I decided to share with you a photo montage of some of my weekend, since summer (finally!) arrived in the Pacific Northwest. While I've captioned each of the photos, I want to be fairly short on copy. This is a typical way to spend the weekend around these parts:
|1. My "day" started in the late afternoon - from my balcony, |
it doesn't get much better than this in June in the Pacific Northwest.
Notice the boats. There were a lot more of them earlier in the afternoon.
|2. From this ginormous rhodie bush ...|
|3. I cut some fresh blooms for my|
|4. Of course, you know I got some|
crafting time in there. This is the current
state of my living room coffee table.
So much for coffee.
|5. Every morning, I go through|
the same ritual with George
Bailey. Notice the prior
evening's kibble adventure.
|6. Then George Bailey sits there,|
looking at the bowls ...
|7. ... then looking at me ...|
|8. ... until I finally put down the fresh|
food. He doesn't even settle into
a comfortable position while he
inhales the small portion of wet
food I give him.
|9. Then, before my morning coffee,|
I usually have some warm water
and lemon. It not only helps with my
spotty water intake, but it's a good
system cleanser. :)
|10. I do a lot of walking in my area.|
This is one of my favorite streets to walk.
This is on a main, heavily traveled street.
|11. The benefits (and beauty) of living in|
the middle of a previous rainforest system.
It ran, at one point, from Alaska to
|12. We have a Solstice Parade|
every year. These are some of the
floats under construction.
|13. Urban signs of the street|
(just past the float building).
|14.This is one of several working bridges along a ship canal that links|
two inner lakes to the bay.
|15. And here's the actual canal. There's a well-used bike and|
pedestrian path running alongside it.
|16. All boats, big and small, as|
well as a few feathered friends hit
the canal for some weekend r&r.
|17. At the end of the canal, before the bay, there's|
lots of ship docking and repair activity.
|18. There's a street fair along a|
portion of the ship canal every
Sunday. Everyone needs to
take care of pets and bikes.
|19. Street fair wares. Anyone for|
a funky furry hat?
|20. Urban signs of life along the bike path.|
|21. One of several farmers' markets|
held year-round, although the street
closes only in the summer months.
This was today's produce destination.
|22. A sample of some of the farmers' goodies.|
|23. Ok, I couldn't pass up these mini-doughnuts, still hot|
and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
|24. And for everyone's musical pleasure,|
your garden variety accordian/brass instrument
|25. It's definitely dog nation|
at the Sunday markets. Aren't
these too adorable?
|26. My bounty from the farmers' market: cherries,|
apples, pears, asparagus, rhubarb (which I've never
before bought fresh), and some salad greens. Note
random dog on the left. Pooch was not getting
any of my fresh produce. No sirree.
|27. I then headed over to one of the|
nearby local library branches to pick up
some books and print out a shawl pattern.
No, I couldn't have planned this shot any
better if I had tried.
That's my (small) slice of life here in the Pacific Northwest. I'd love to hear your take on it, so definitely leave a comment and let me know. And thanks again to Miss Rain for getting this idea off the ground.