Saturday, August 05, 2017
Summer in the lovely Vermont urban environment.....Breezy, mild, lazy Summer days. With all the commotion out there in the world, I will be posting some gentler reminders of our world....now and then. Reading Donna Leon books now - my library has several, so may as well give up on reading them in order. Each pile I check out I do read in order of publication, but from pile to pile it varies. I like Brunetti. The plots don't always resolve of course because her work is more literature than genre, and the setting being Venice, given Italian politics, you have to take the stories as more of a cultural and intellectual pastime. Given the pile of books I have in the unread category, I may get through some of the piles by next year. :)
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Some more lovely Vermont Flowers - Hanging basket above and Day Lilies below. Here in Vermont where the winters are long and chilly, and so much of the Fall is bare trees, we really love the Spring, and even more the Summer of color. Flowers galore. This was a good year for rain and snow in Fall and Winter and Spring, and now the Summer is in full bloom. Nice days to sit and relax on the deck in the shade and read a good book. I am reading Daniel Silva's latest at the moment, and as usual it is absorbing. Some Steven Saylor in the wings, and Michael Chabon, plus Lisa See, Elizabeth Bunce and a whole lot more. Get to those details later...for now it's resting and reading!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Kirkland. And oh my stars - the definition of ramen has to change from those dried packages we have been buying! DELICIOUS here where people know the food.
hen and chickens...set off by RED! The weather was cool most of the time, a few warm days but all in all the climate of the Pacific Northwest is the best ever because there are fewer HOT days. However, the humidity is high a lot of the time. Like Vermont, the casual clothing most common out in the PNW is another real plus. If you wear your sandals, jeans and fleeces you are going to look like a native for sure! :)
Maltby Cafe wall, located in Snohomish, WA. Mother's Day 2017. Excellent food and done just right. Local is always best. But sometimes you want a tried and true piece of pie!!!
Shari's! Of course we don't have that in the East, so this is always a treat.....coconut cream pie.....uuummmmm....good!
Driving the bridge to Seattle...they tell me Bill Gates lives right over there in those trees somewhere. Nice location and beautiful sky that day.
Another of my favorites is this lovely tree. Lovely feathery fronds reaching down....beautiful.
Red Robin is always a fun trip! Another place we don't have here. I love the menu because it is so varied. lots of good times....