Monday, October 27, 2008

Washintion Park Arboretum

Yesterday was one of those amazing Fall crisp air, lots of sun and people out everywhere. Now I believe Fall is my far the best season here in the Northwest. However we are starting to head into that much dreaded rainy season. So when these days come along you must take advantage of them. So although I have a chore list a mile long........I decided to head outdoors for the day.

I decided to head out and explore the Washington Park Arboretum. The arboretum is located right in to the University of Washington. Although I did not get to explore all of the arboretum, I did explore a good portion. I walked around Foster Island and spent some time watching the water and the constant stream of boats going by. I also took some great pictures...or at least I think they are good. I might be getting the hang of this. Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wallace Falls

Yesterday my friend Meg and I set out to go on a marvelous Fall Hike. The weather was perfect....sunny and crisp 56 degrees. Tonga Ridge was the hike that we set out to find. It promised spectacular Fall colors. Now I should give you some background information about how outings go when Meg and I get together........ well let's just say we never end up where we wanted to be but always have a good time and see something new. Well yesterday was no exception. We headed out the door at 10am with coffee's in hand and fleeces on. We drove just 20 miles from Steven's Pass and were so excited when we found the Forest road that we needed. We headed down the road only to was CLOSED!! So plan B.......well we had passed a sign for Wallace we decided to turn around and head back. On our way out we passed this train track......I took this picture for my friend Velvet Brick.

Isn't this neat! It's one of the many things that I love about this great state.

Now neither Meg nor I have ever been to Wallace Falls and to be honest we have never been interested in going.........mostly because it is right off the highway and a big tourist spot. But oh was lovely. We hiked 5 1/2 miles and enjoyed every second of it. Here are some pictures from the hike.

This hike was so lush and green!

Here is the waterfall. It was beautiful..........the picture on the right is a part of the trail.

This is my friend.....Miss Meg.......yes I do actually have friends up here! Of course yours truly on the right.

This quote greeted you as you started the trail to Wallace Falls. Let nature be your teacher........I love that! What wonderful things we can learn from nature. I know that every time I get to spend my day outside in nature it is always a good matter what. I feel blessed to live in a place that is so full of nature. Today was a good day!
Happy Fall!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I have been meaning to post a few pictures of my apartment. Now it's no cute white and black house in Mesa, AZ but it is where I am currently living. This is a picture of the front of my building. I do have to say I love the street I live on.......and I will post a picture once the trees all change colors. My apartment is located in a wonderful neighborhood called Fremont. I will most certainly be posting pictures of my neighborhood soon as it is so unique.

Here my living room/dining area. I know it is so plain......I need to hang up some pictures and decorate a bit more. I was also able to get my girls in the picture. That is Abby and Chloe's favorite spots.

Here's the kitchen.....don't blink or you must might miss it! It is tiny that you can NOT open the dishwasher and fridge at the same time. Oh my! I have to keep reminding myself that yes indeed I chose to leave my cute somewhat spacious house to move to Seattle.....and experience apartment living again. I have moments where I do feel I am going backwards in life. But....someday I will own a house here and it will be a cute house....old and full of charm......but until then this is the place I call home.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Friday!

I decided to capture a part of my morning routine today. Every morning I take a shower and every morning Abby waits faithfully outside the door for me to get out of the shower. As soon as I open the door she bolts into the bathroom and leaps......yes she leaps into the WET shower and sits in there. She loves to lick the water off of the shower curtain. Is this normal?? Do I have a special needs cat?? That would be just my luck.........well makes me laugh every morning, which is always a nice way to start the day.

Happy Friday........