Thursday, June 22, 2017

the solstice of summer

You haven't lived until you've walked one of Seattle's hills with a large suitcase trying to push you into the Sound.  As I was wrangling my luggage (I usually travel very lightly, so this lugging around my big suitcase is a novelty) through Pioneer Square, I saw a cute cafe that looked so quiet and charming that I had to go in.  SO glad that I did as I had the best grits/eggs/potatoes outside of the South that I've ever had.


Been five years since my last ferry ride. 

The wheel thing is a new addition to the skyline, but the rest looked familiarly grey.

Spent a delightful afternoon, wandering Poulsbo and got to toast in Summer with the Sage girls.

We then spent the evening, sitting in the loveliest backyard~all bamboo, running water, and twinkly lights. 

I did not get a photo of all of us huddled in blankets while we ate dinner~but we were determined to enjoy the sunny evening outside.

Some beautiful blossoms by my pillow tonight.


  1. So lovely to see evidence of you being back in the NW!

    1. I hear this is their first sunny day basically since Sept. Glad it's only a visit for me.

  2. Ooh, are those peonies? Purty? One thing I wish I could grow here, but it's always far too warm. By the time you arrive here, it'll be breezy spring weather instead of summer, but plenty of chairs to sit out in, anyway.

    1. Aren't they gorgeous??! Yes, my phone weather app is very excited about Cali melting right now.