Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 12 of 12

Welcome to 12 of 12, the creation of this great guy. You know - where you post 12 pictures of your day on the 12th of the month, and people from around the world do the same thing, and it's this really cool sharing/learning/friendly thing? You know about that, right?

Good. Onward, then.

These pictures were all taken on Saturday, June 12, 2010 in (or very close to) Seattle, Washington.

3:56 a.m. I've been waking up a little early on Saturdays lately. Then I think of all the chores that need to be done, and realize that I can't get comfortable enough to fall back to sleep because there's a 100 pound Weimaraner trying to push me out of bed. So I get up.

5:11 a.m. Sunrise.

11:27 a.m. Heading towards downtown - the older section called Pioneer Square is at the bottom of the hill, right by Elliott Bay (part of Puget Sound).

11:33 a.m. Heading south on Interstate 5 towards Southcenter. Orange California poppies on the side of the road.

11:35 a.m. Mount Rainier.

1:17 p.m. After shopping around looking at new televisions, heading back home. We decided to stop by Seward Park, on Lake Washington in southeastern Seattle.

1:33 p.m. Walking along the south end of the park. Self-portrait of geeks (me and Scott). It was sunny and about 75 degrees today, the first nice day in weeks, so we were a little giddy.

1:50 p.m. Another view of Mount Rainier. It really is amazing how huge it is, even among the rest of the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. Oh, and it's a volcano.

2:01 p.m. Quack.

2:24 p.m. In the Mount Baker neighborhood, looking at Lake Washington with downtown Bellevue in the background. The Interstate 90 floating bridge is at the bottom right, crossing Lake Washington to Mercer Island and the Eastside. While it was being built in 1990, it sank. It's doing better now.

3:49 p.m. Scott playing with Stoli. Obviously she adores him.

4:03 p.m. The "Floating Cloud" Japanese maple in the garden in front of our house. Purty.

I decided that this month's bonus picture should be "Things That Smell Like Summer". This is Heliotrope - cool little sun-loving purple flowers that smell like vanilla and cherry. I'll send you all some.

Y'all have been the best 12 of 12 group ever, I mean that! Drive carefully!