Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

That Last Day of Summer...












It took me a while to recover from The Specials concert Tuesday night, so I didn't have enough energy to go out running yesterday. I did want to go outside though, so I grabbed my little folding chair and my water bottle and walked down to the Tolt River. Isn't it amazing we can just walk from our house and be in this fabulous environment every single day?

Anyway, I had also brought my Kindle and spent two hours right next to the river enjoying those last warm rays of sunshine for the year. (having just written that, I think they are expecting 80 degrees this coming Monday!) What a perfect way to spend that last day of summer....

I have to admit though that I'm also loving this beginning of a new season. We've had some much cooler mornings and it smells just so fresh outside. My running went crazy last week: 3.22 miles, 3.65 miles and then 4.10 miles, all in one week!  Yesss! 

And with views like this on my run, what's not to like?



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Just Being Quiet...











Last night we went to see The Specials in Seattle. They are a British Ska band from the early eighties and I had always wanted to see them perform live and Man, I had so much fun! I knew all the songs! {smile} 

This morning I didn't wake up until 9 and my body was sooo tired, but also so happy. I'm taking it very easy, slowly going through all the social media (and other media too of course) making my regular breakfast smoothie (banana, pear, spinach, yogurt, water and flax seed) and whilst doing that I noticed the beautiful early Fall light outside in the garden. A quick walk in the wet grass in my robe and slippers to show you a few beauties. No editing.

And breathe...


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So I wrote the above about half an hour ago, but then I was thinking that I hadn't shown you my awesome two-toned Dr. Martens (which I've had for ages and which weigh a ton!) and The Specials themselves etc., so here it comes:

Black & White Suede Docs...

Terry Hall!!

Whilst driving into Seattle last night...

They played Stereotype, Ghost Town, Guns of Navarone, Concrete Jungle, Man at C&A, Message to you Ruby and lots of others. It was just fabulous!!! {happy dance}





Friday, September 9, 2016

September Garden...










For the past two weeks, Fall has hit us full on, 
but now Summer is back and it looks like she'll be here for at least the next two weeks: 
yay!


(minimal editing on these pictures)


Bainbridge Island Day Trip...

Poulsbo...
Starting our walk at the Bloedel Reserve...
Reflection Pool...
What stunning color!
Giant Banana Slug!
Freshly cut smells....
Loving all this texture!
Side view of the main house on the estate....
View of the Puget Sound...


Last Friday Master C. and his girlfriend Miss K. drove over from Spokane to enjoy a long weekend over here. (Labor Day) 

He had long wanted to show us the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island and we decided to go on Saturday. The weather started out in pretty bad Pacific Northwest fashion: misty and rain. But, whilst enjoying some excellent coffee in Poulsbo, the clouds parted and the sun came out. So much so, we were able to enjoy the afternoon in our shirtsleeves!

And this was the weather once going back on the ferry: just fabulous!





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