"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, May 23, 2011


It begins with coffee, because in Seattle, that is how it always begins...

And then comes the rompus...

With friends whom we've have missed...

Dearly missed...

A few walks and my eyes were filled with color. Flowers, gardens, and green everywhere, balking beautifully at any gray that lay overhead...

And then a market, oh, that market, enough to overwhelm all sense of sight, smell, and taste.

The sweetness of donuts made right before your eyes, then salted caramel, fresh fruit, honey, and cider...

Craftings of colorfully knitted and felted nature, as a master clicks away in the corner.

And as I basque in the bursts of brightness everywhere, I then take in the most delicious smell...

Of fresh baked wild caught salmon...I never had salmon that melted away so willingly in my mouth.

Discovered...foraged fiddleheads, among other things found...

I love this place so far, and I have barely tapped in to this city. There is a spirit here that is undeniable. A place that says "I don't care what the sky looks like, I'm here anyway, and I'm thriving. And as if tired of fighting, the clouds eventually break open and say "Okay, you win for now..."

much love
xx oo


  1. I have always wanted to visit Seattle. It looks fantastic. One day I will travel from Seattle to San Fran; I hope it won't be in the too long distance future. Have a great time. I can't wait to hear more about your trip. x

  2. It sounds like you are having a fantastic time and that market looks awesome! Enjoy and can't wait to see more.

  3. Ahh, beautiful scenes from a beautiful city. I'm glad you're enjoying yourselves! The donut photo makes me drool, as Seattle has an amazing vegan donut shop that I desperately miss ;)

  4. I think you've tapped into the spirit of this place perfectly! I've always been a wanderer, but Seattle has definitely tamed me. I can't imagine living anywhere else! So happy you're having such a delightful visit!!

  5. Oh, and to see some of the places you probably won't get to this trip, check out my post from today re: Puget Sound...the beauty and wonder is endless here!

  6. Goodie! I love Pike's Place Market. Best treats, best sight seeing. Nice to have you in our part of the world. The whales are back in the San Juans, if you're able to day trip to the islands. My favorite place to eat: Cafe Solei in Madrona - Ethiopian. Yummy. Have fun in Seattle.

  7. Sounds like a great trip MJ! We've got to hit the Pacific Northwest one of these years.

  8. mmm.... yes i loved seattle when i visited and only had a day there myself. love your pictures and the way you shared part of your time there with us. maybe we'll get to see some more! that salmon made my mouth water!

  9. So fun to take in the tangible vibrancy of a city. So much going on in that moist, fertile place.
    Enjoy your travels!

  10. I love seattle too! Your postcards are making me want to go back for a visit. Have a great time!

  11. Oh, your market looks fab:-) seattle is on the holiday list now for sure:-)


  12. Awesome! We are going to Seattle for the first time this summer and I can't wait. Those doughnuts look fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. MJ, you've officially made me homesick! I lived in Seattle for three years—you brought so much of it back with your lovely pics and happy reflections. So much beauty. So much energy—yes, that energy is wonderful isn't it, even under a grey sky. Thank you for this!

  14. I LOVE fiddleheads! What a delightful change of scenery this must be for you and no doubt awakening many senses. Thanks for bringing us along!

    Enjoy : )


  15. Oh I think I love myself some Seattle. It always seemed like a super cool city. Thanks for the beautiful postcards! Of course I am super focused on the felt, donuts and fish!

  16. I just recently learned about Fiddleheads, myself! Here's a recent recipe, as well: http://www.roostblog.com/roost/fiddlehead-fern-and-pomelo-salad.html

  17. What fantastic felted lovelyness!!!

  18. omg! how did i miss that you were in Seattle!? i am glad you enjoyed your visit - next time let me know you're coming! :)


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