Monday, July 21, 2008

Sleepless in Seattle

We flew in Sat and got here about 4pm, got back to our hotel then went into Seattle for a bit of site-seeing.

My favorite thing about Seattle is the Public Market. I've never seen anything like the gorgeous flowers that they have there. Whenever I'm able to go I take about a gillion pictures, one of the ones from last year is already super-enlarged and hanging above our fireplace. Here are some of my favorites from this year.

I love these little purple blooms

I was amazed at the construction of these flowers, all the perfectly formed and placed cylindrical petals. There was a burning in my ovaries for a macro lense so I could take super detailed pics of them.

I just loved this simple white bloom.

I forget the name on this red one in the foreground, but it really made me catch my breath. My camera skills don't do it justice but it was truly gorgeous.

You know I love me some vegetables!

Space needle!

Looking over Puget Sound.
Anyway I love the mountains and the lush greenery that surround Seattle. I'm amazed that on our two hour drive there is such a change; that we go from city, to lush mountains, to crazy dessert. I can't wait to share it with my hubs sometime.


Trace said...

Seattle is BEAUTIFUL! We actually went there on vacation. We visited Mt. Ranier and Olympic National park along with the Natl. Museum of Flight (eye roll) and the Boeing Plant tour (eye roll). It is SO GREEN! My husband always laughs about how they're so mellow they need to drink all that coffee.

OH! Go to the waterfront area. You can sit in a restaurant and eat seafood while gazing at the water. Alaskan wild salmon...

Wil said...

You may want to see a doctor about that burning ovaries issue.

Have fun.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I LOVE Seattle. Can't wait to go back someday.


Em said...

Welcome to my side of the world...or at least what I used to call home. If you get a chance, take a quick wave south to my Mom for me:) Is Mt. Rainier still smoking? It has been for several years...showing that it's still an active volcano. Enjoy!