Saturday, October 29, 2016

An afternoon with Grandma

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, October 29, 2016

A spent the afternoon baking Halloween cookies with Grandma. Amazingly, all the favorite cookie cutters from my childhood were still there--and Grandma (unlike me) makes as many different colors of frosting as you want...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, October 27, 2016

The small purse I bought in Thailand three years ago was finally TOO disgusting to keep using. So, I salvaged the very durable shoulder strap, and re-purposed it for my new bag. Very satisfying. And by the way, don't make a purse out of light-colored fabric if you expect it to be presentable for long...

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Young artists

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Today we spent the afternoon at a lovely birthday party. All the kids painted, and here is a small sample of the work they did. It was wonderful to see the variety! Kiitos!

Friday, September 30, 2016

A season of arrivals

Seattle, Washington
Friday, September 30, 2016

This was the first week of classes at the U--a time when students and scholars arrive from all over the state--and the world. One new scholar arrived in our department from Japan, bearing these tasty treats from Hokkaido. Here's to the beginning of school year!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Giant rose hips

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, September 3, 2016

A gorgeous fall afternoon, and we headed down to the lovely Kubota Garden south of Seattle. Wonderful paths to walk and vistas to enjoy. And monstrously huge rose hips...

Monday, August 22, 2016

A riot of rose hips

Lopez Island, Washington
Monday, August 22, 2106

Late summer is here, but somehow the proliferation of rose hips marks the coming of fall for me. Blue, blue skies, a chill in the air, and more rose hips than I ever remember seeing before...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Shades of Jordan

Seattle,Washington
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Popped into Trader Joe's this morning and was delighted to find it's fig season again. Reminds me a LOT of our time in Jordan--where figs rule supreme!