Friday, February 7, 2014

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show (Photos)

For ideas, inspiration, and some good time we went to the Garden Show in Seattle.

Everyone needs a place to rest in privacy of a garden. Why not make it gorgeous? 

You would not believe what those flowers were made off. I didn't. Metal!

Glass. Bamboo shoots were made of glass too.

More glass.

And some more glass. 
After all, this city is famous for it's glass work (think Chihuly).

I'd like to model my garden around a round table. 
I think it's cozy.

How about a salmon as a garden decor? Very Northwest... 

Or three little frogs? 

I would definitely find a place in my garden for this goat family.

Another charming set, overlooking the Pike street and Puget Sound.

And the star of the show was this fountain, attracting a big crowd: everyone wanted to spend more time watching it. Somehow water, running in two different directions, had a powerful calming effect. Despite a background noise of the Convention Center, this spot was quiet and relaxed. 

Have a nice and relax weekend, my friends!

See you,

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Bare Garden

Three apple trees and two black currant bushes planted.  

Tool of the "trade": soil is a solid rock...

I definitely needed something green for my eyes.

A walk in a park was a perfect alternative to my bare garden.

A big fat squirrel. Do you think she noticed me?

Happy ducks. I like how they all have one foot off the ground. 

A drinking duck...

A thinking "to-jump-or-not-to-jump" duck...

Then back to my garden to plant a cherry tree. 

And that's all for today, my friends. 

Or, maybe just one more picture. :)

Mt.Rainier. January 2014

See you, 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hello From The Pacific NorthWest

Interesting cloud formation above the Mt. Rainier. January 2014

Dear friends, 
I have received many e-mails asking me if I took time off from blogging, and when I am coming back. Those questions made me think whether I want to blog at all and if yes, then what direction would I go. And at this time I don't have a clear answer for myself and for you.

As you know, blogging is a full time job if you do it every day. My full time job during this transition after moving from Arkansas to Seattle is my family. A month ago we bought a house and are settling in, so here comes another unpacking. :)

Blogging brings a lot of joy to me, and to my friends and family. But there is a drop of negativism here and there coming from unhappy people in comments and e-mails. That is definitely not what I want on my blog. And while I try not to take it personally, it still makes a small scratch on my heart. My blog is to connect with my family and friends, and if someone doesn't like it then don't come. But if you came and decided to stay, be kind and positive. As simple as that. 

At this point I don't know if I want to blog the way I did before. Most likely I will post more photos (per my family's request), slightly less words and recipes, although I do have a few specific requests that I will honor. 
We shell see where this road would take us...

Another cloud forming on Mt.Rainier. January 2014

This one is for my family: on American Lake. January 2014

Thank you all for visiting my blog! :)

Be kind, be gentle, be nice...