Friday, November 30, 2012

Pike Place Market at Christmas

First, I want to thank all of you who made such nice comments about the mountains and water blog post I did.  I'm really glad we got out that day.  We've had rain ever since, no more beautiful views!! A short while ago , Beth at the blog "Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles" did a wonderful blog about Pike Place Market in Seattle.  This is almost a short add on to Beth's post.  My DD and I went to the city on Wed. We took the bus around the city.  Laurie lived in Seattle for awhile and knows the bus system very well.  We first went to her favorite book store(sorry I forgot to take photos).  It's an amazing children's book store.  Laurie collects old children's books.  After shopping there we decided to go to the Market for lunch and then catch the ferry home.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the Market decorated for Christmas.  I hope you enjoy seeing the festive pictures. We had a super day! By the way, I think I'll finish "the Christmas Garden" tonight!!!! One day ahead of my deadline!!

The brass pig is sort of a mascot to the market.  That is the only reason I can think of that they had these holiday pigs on top of the roof. (Our restaurant looked down on the Market)  Great for taking pictures. This was at the entrance to the Market,

 The famous sign.

 My favorite things at the market are the flower stands!

I didn't know they sold trees at the market! Definitely not a huge supply.

I hope you all have a wonderful week-end !  I am hoping to have a finished CG to show you tomorrow!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Snow on theMountains

Today's post is dedicated to the beautiful place we call home.  The SBA had an early appointment in town .  When he came home he said this is the day to take our mountain photos.  We have had a sunny spell but the mountains always seem to have a few too many clouds.  This morning they were beautiful.  While we got a week of rain, the mountains got their first covering of snow.What you see in these pictures, I can see on my way to a grocery store.  We feel lucky and so blessed to live in this beautiful place.

 The Olympic Mountains!

The incredible thing about this place is that you have the sea as well as the mountains. These gulls were busy eating dead salmon that had made their trip up stream from the sound.

 The heron is hungry too.

An inlet of Puget Sound

All these were taken within 15 minutes of our house.  Have a great week!