October 15, 2014

Iconic

Happy Day 40
Downtown for some reason and got stuck at the light. Just appreciating this landmark.

October 9, 2014

Glow in the Dusk

Happy Day 39
It was one of the first really warm nights of the summer and I was out walking the dog and these daisies really popped out at me. White is the best choice for evening garden attire. :)

October 8, 2014

Brunch Beauties

Happy Day 38
Sweet little table arrangement at our go-to brunch spot Fiddlehead. Love that they always have fresh flowers out.

October 6, 2014

Evening Stroll

(Happy Day 37)
pre-dinner, on Alki, way back when (June-ish). Just going to keep making my way through my very happy summer here. Someday I might catch up. :)

October 3, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Happy Day 36
Some beauties from either the farmers market or the grocery, I don't remember which. 

October 1, 2014

Sprout

Happy Day 35
When we got home from our visit, I was really excited to see that the dahlias I planted had come up. I got a good little bunch of tubers as a thank you for donating to Sunny Meadows Flower Farm's greenhouse campaign. (Sunny Meadows is located in Columbus, OH, we toured the farm two summers ago when I was dabbling in the flower farming thing.) After one of their greenhouses was collapsed by too much snow this spring, they crowd-sourced some funds to purchase and put up a new one. 
Unfortunately this year's planting didn't measure up to the  big, bloom-laden ones I grew back in Ohio. Ironic, considering this is the Pacific Northwest where growing flowers supposedly couldn't be easier. But it was really due to my own negligence by way of not preparing the soil well enough before and not watering enough after this photo was taken. One variety, Barbarossa came through with some lovely flame-y orange blooms despite my gardening failings. Photographic evidence will eventually be provided.

September 30, 2014

Opposite World

Happy Day 34
After growing up there and then having lived elsewhere for over a decade, I am always a little struck when we go back by just how flat central IIllinois is. I didn't appreciate it at the time but I honestly think now that the prairie is just as beautiful as the mountains we're now surrounded by, for all the ways it contrasts. Maybe partly because it will always be home to family, friends, countless memories and all that love. A great visit was had, can't wait to take Ida there and show her where her mom and dad are from. Technically she's already been twice, but she couldn't see much from her vantage at the time. :)