#TBT Euro-trip 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

It’s not everyday that your sister invites you to travel Europe with her and offers to pay most of the expense. But it was one day, in 2015, and I could not answer anything but “yes.” We flew into London and then journeyed down to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. I flew home, she continued onward. These are some highlights from our visit: Continue reading “#TBT Euro-trip 2015 (Part 1 of 2)”

A Short Hike to Cedar Butte

We had a special visitor from Montreal – Gabrielle’s boyfriend, Ben – so we decided to take a scenic tour around Seattle. We wanted to go on a hike and experience some nature but it was a sunny Sunday after weeks of rain and I knew the regular go-to hikes would be packed. I found Cedar Butte trail, conveniently right near Rattlesnake Ledge, and we headed out. It was short, but sweet, and we had lunch on the shores of Rattlesnake Lake (no pictures – one of those moments too perfect to disrupt with a camera).

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“Hello Nature” by William Wegman

My office is right across from the public library. On a lunch break, I decided to go in and browse. Like magic, this book jumped off the shelf and into my hands. I wasn’t looking for it and had no context for it, outside of knowing that William Wegman did the Weimaraner photos, but I found it to be an exceptional artistically-inspiring read. It was like reading through a book I didn’t know I wrote, full of art I didn’t know I’d created. Here, collected, I present some of my favorite pieces to inspire you, reader, and to file away for me to refer to later.   🙂

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A Visit to Golden Gardens

In the late afternoon of a crisp fall day, Aoife and I headed out to Golden Gardens park to enjoy the view. We were dismayed to find signage warning us that dogs were not allowed on Seattle beaches as I was primarily going to collect beach glass and shells. Nevertheless, we enjoyed a quick walk, took some photos, and made a stop at the dog park that’s just up the hill.

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Exploring : Route 66 (Part Four)

Finally we had arrived in my second favorite state : New Mexico. I’d visited once before as a kid and something about it really makes me feel at home – perhaps it’s the topography, the twisting roads; maybe the light and desaturated color tones; or simply the quiet, slow and creative way of living.

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