Monday, June 29, 2015

Fractal flowers

Seattle, Washington
Monday, June 29, 2015

Every time I look at the buds at the tops of these flower stalks, I am reminded of fractals. Okay, maybe not exactly fractals, but something close. And the flowers themselves are delightful--and they seem to bloom all summer long, ever taller and taller...



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Yakima: Hot and fruity

Yakima, Washington
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Just headed back to Seattle after a delightful (but HOT) visit here in Yakima. Before returning to Seattle, we made the all-important stop at Johnson's Orchard--for cherries, of course, and Creme Apricots, too--heavenly!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

From the garden

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Another joy of being home is that we were able to plant strawberries in our garden this spring. To our astonishment, they started producing just a few weeks later. It's good to be home!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

All the good things in life

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday morning at our favorite restaurant: pho (#1), bread, and ca phe sua da. All the good things life.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sushi redux

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tonight we had yet another Saturday night sushi evening--but this one was held without the assistance and encouragement of our Japanese exchange student. The results? Tasty, but not nearly as pretty. I'll keep working to perfect the presentation...

Pinball party!

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, April 25, 2015

We attended a nice birthday party at the Full Tilt ice cream parlor in Columbia City: great ice cream and A's first introduction to pinball. One round and she (and I) were hooked. She took one button and I took the other, and we played and played until our quarters were gone. Thank you V and family!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Rabbit treats

Seattle, Washington
Friday, April 24, 2015

There's nothing like having rabbits to change ones perspective on dandelions. I used to lunge at the dandelions with my digger in hand--now I see them as rabbit treats. That is, I still try to pull them up by the roots, but FIRST I pick the tasty delicacies and bring them inside to the rabbits...