Recently I was lucky enough to be teaching in the Seattle area and had a little bit of free time to explore the area. Might I just say, right now, that I am completely SMITTEN with Seattle? It has beautiful mountains, beautiful water, beautiful vegetation – and the people are absolutely delightful.
Barbara, Patsy and I spent half a day north of the area in La Connor at the Quilt and Textile Museum. Wonderful art, charming town, fun shopping and I saw flocks of swans and snow geese in the empty tulip fields. (Couldn’t get a really good picture of them.)
Another day my dear sister Amber drove up from the Portland area and joined Trish and I for an adventurous morning in the North Bend area. We stopped by Snoqualmie Falls for a quick moment of wonder and awe (and snow flurries).
Yes – it is wet in Seattle. I don’t think it would be my favorite place to live permanently but I can’t wait until I get to back again!
One of the most wonderful experiences was visiting the rain drum garden next to the visitor center at Rattlesnake Lake. A lovely garden area has various drums situated in the landscape. Water dripping from hidden pipes sounds various rhythms. With the gentle rain as accompaniment we were enchanted. I recommend clicking over to this YouTube video to hear what it sounds like.