Saturday, January 12, 2013

Postcards from Seattle

Ferry: one of the transportation in the area

Space Needle

One of the Seattle's Marinas


Watching out for fish...

My friend's daughter, also a teenager and a friend of my teenager, after reading my blog told me that she likes posts with stories and I should have a story with each post. Oh, boy! It doesn't work this way in my kitchen as often I am all by myself among my pots and pans, and ingredients. 
Anyway, the point is taken. And while I am "cooking" some stories, here are a few cute photos from Seattle, taken by my lovely daughter. 

Author of all photos for this post


See you,
Marina

43 comments:

  1. Love the photos, your daughter is very lovely also. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Ginger! Enjoy your day too! :)

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  2. Yes. She is lovely. Such wonderful pictures! I know you are very proud.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! As every mother in the world I am proud of both of my kids and I love both of them so very much, even when they behave as a little kids... :)

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  3. She is lovely:-)
    Wish it was me teeheehee:-)

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  4. Seattle is a great town! It's been ages since I've been there - love all the fresh seafood. Nice photos! They (and your daughter) are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you John! I miss my daughter, and seafood too but not the rain. I've got use to the Southern sun by now... :)

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  5. Early last year I met a woman who has been in marketing all her life. The first thing she said to me was that my blog was okay but there was no "me" in there. I know how you feel. It took months for me to be brave enough to let people know I was old. :)

    Love your photos. Not sure if I'm describing it properly but they have a lot of emotion for me.

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    1. Oh Maureen, you are not old, come on, dear! Take a deep breath and think of you as you: a great cook, wonderful friend, loving mother... Numbers don't matter! :)
      I am with you: those photos do have a lot of emotions, she captured a beautiful moments.

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  6. What gorgeous photos! I've always wanted to visit Seattle :D

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! I wish one day you will visit Seattle and write a beautiful post about it! :)

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  7. Great pics and your daughter is lovely!

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  8. These are post card perfect pictures. I quite like the picture of the seagull. Your daughter is a sweetheart as well. Wishing you a super 2013!

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    1. Thank you BAM! I like the seagull picture also, it has a character, doesn't it?! :)

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  9. Your daughter's photos are wonderful! I love Seattle (especially when the sun is shining :)).

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    1. Thanks Lizzy. Oh, I love the sun in Seattle as well. I just wish it had 100 more sunny days... :)

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  10. Hi Marina and happy 2013!
    What a wonderful winter shots, well done to your beautiful daughter. I have never been to Seattle, maybe one day..

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    1. Thank you Alida! Happy 2013 to you too! :)

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  11. I too love when recipes are joined with a little story but I totally understand you don't do it every time... There is not always a story to tell! Your daughter is beautiful and she takes great pictures of Seattle!

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    1. Thank you Kim! I am too for a stories, as I want my kids to read this blog and find not just the family recipes but some picture of our life. :)

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  12. She's beautiful and she takes great pictures. I LOVE Seattle and have been there several times. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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    1. Thank you Nami! She does take great pictures, she has an artistic eye, but she didn't get it from me.. :)

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  13. Oh just beautiful! This makes me want to visit Seattle! Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you have a great start to your week. Stay healthy, happy, and warm!

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    1. Thank you Monet! Keeping warm this time of the year is a bit tricky, even in the South: that cold blast did reach us too! :)

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  14. Beautiful photos, Marina, particularly the one of the Space Needle. Nicely done! And the photo of your daughter is especially lovely. What a pretty young woman! Thanks for the mini-tour of your part of the country.

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    1. Thanks John! She definitely has an artistic eye, but she didn't inherit it from me for sure!:) The Creator took his nap when my artistic genes were developing! :)

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  15. I've seen the Space Needle in Grey's Anatomy! Must be a very beautiful city! Lovely pics Marina!

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    1. Yes, Grey's Anatomy, I've seen it there too! :) And city is beautiful, although too rainy. It wouldn't hurt to have 100 more sunny days in the year...

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  16. What gorgeous pictures my friend, I love the beautiful scenery :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. The pictures reminded me of my trip to Seattle...thanks for sharing them...
    Lovely picture of your daughter...a very beautiful lady.
    Have a great week Marina!

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    1. Thank you Juliana. Have a beautiful day as well! :)

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  18. Hi Marina! I love the photos of Seattle. I am thinking of taking the kids up there this summer to visit some relatives. We took Zoe up there for a wedding when she was 18 months, but she of course does not remember any of it. It's so beautiful and such an easy and short flight.

    Recipe blogs are a tricky thing to figure out. There are those people that like stories and those just want to get to the recipe. I have learned that you can't please everyone and to just do what works for you on the blog. I have tried to accommodate my super healthy eating friends and my mom friends that want easy, no-fuss weeknight recipes. I have thus come to the decision to just post what we're currently eating and be done with it. We have to do what works for and inspires us on the blog or else we won't enjoy it. My husband has to always remind me to just follow what works and makes me happy, as he sometimes hears me contemplating making certain recipes that I'm not happy about just to please some of my readers. One of my goals in 2013 is to listen to my inner voice more and do what makes me happy! Have a great day Marina! xoxo, Jackie

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    1. Thank you Jackie for your kind compliment. Well, if I am in Seattle this summer, let's meet! :)
      Your husband is absolutely right: you have to be happy with what you do in the first place, and then everyone who reads your blog would feel it and be happy too. I also post what I cook for my family as my goal for my blog is more like a family journal for my kids. And that's why it is not just about the food.

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  19. Looks like a delightful place to visit, thanks for sharing the great photos

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    1. Thank you Chris! It is a beautiful city indeed, rainy though... :)

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  20. great photos!

    as for blogs, everyone has their own preferences. personally, i am not fond of detailed events and stories that have nothing to do with the food. if i am reading a foodie blog, i would like the focus to be on food. i like reading about the inspiration behind a recipe, why it's so special to someone and if there is a family history behind it. but, you should do what you are comfortable with and what you enjoy :D

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    1. Thank you! I am blogging for my kids, family and friends, and I want them to read not only our family recipes, but a family life. There are many sources where they can find just recipes, and that is perfectly fine with me. :)

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  21. Your lovely daughter Marina is beautiful! I like reading about your life, doesn't meter where it is, in the kitchen or in the city, or just in the park. We love you Marina, you have a very big heart!

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Your warm comments put a smile on my heart.