On Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
Monday, May 05, 2014
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Saturday, March 08, 2014
I couldn't resist a bunch of white and yellow freesias! Their spicy fragrance transports me to my childhood in California where my dad would plant the bulbs every year. They are the happiest flowers, I just love them!
In an unconscious way I guess I was celebrating, since I never buy flowers, that dark simmering cloud had finally been lifted from above me. After two weeks of waiting and no word from my doctor I just couldn't take the stressss any longer and called for the results of my recent biopsy. Benign polyp! Removed. No cancer!!!!! Yipppppeeeee!!!!!! I now feel like life is starting again, my personal springtime, and I can enjoy what life has to offer, and enjoy I have! I went to an art opening of the most talented water colorist I've seen in years, then to the Joan Miró show at SAM (listened to live flamenco music!), fabulous dinner at Tulio's, overnight at the Monaco, breakfast at Portage Bay and ferry ride home. A mini vacation/victory lap. The flamenco music really stirred me. I love acoustic guitar, but flamenco is such a passionate demonstration of life that just pulled me into its vortex. I wish I had kept at my classical guitar lessons in high school!!! Then i spent the day applying to be selected for an art installation this summer. I haven't felt so alive and present in such a long time. And to top it off the sun was shining all day yesterday, and the daffodils and crocus are blooming in the garden. The cherry tree is bursting in pink and the lovely Cornus mas, Cornelian Cherry, is blooming in a mist of buttercup yellow. Hello spring. Welcome. I love you.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
This city is completely nuts right now with Seahawks fever. 90% of the population is wearing some sort of team themed apparel. I like these alternatively spirited displays. I was in the International District today and a calligrapher was selling his work for the new year (it says Seahawks). Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The sweetest bunny in the whole wide world died this week.
He loved to be petted, held and brushed.
He loved rose petals and dandelion leaves.
He appeared in our garden, six years ago, nearly to the day,
as a dirty thin baby.
He let us pick him up.
We cleaned him, gave him a safe place to live,
and he went on to earn two best of breed rosettes
at the state 4-H fair, amazing considering his origin.
He was the perfect size bunny,
not too big, not too small.
He was the softest creature imaginable.
It's so hard to imagine being without any bunnies after 18 years of husbandry,
but the bunny years have come to an end.
I miss you Carlos del Huerto!
Rest in peace sweet bunny.
Monday, September 16, 2013
The TSA didn't like the fact that I put this seal in my shoe in my carry on bag. They swabbed every part of my bag, tested that strip, then swabbed the seal and tested that strip, put my bag through the scanner again and then let me go. As a cautionary tale don't put objects in your shoes to protect them in transit.