seattle was trying to work her magic on me last week. in one day it went from looking like this...
to looking like this...crazy considering the week prior had been "snowmageddon."
this city has played such a crucial role in my life. i've visited every summer since i was five and seattle to me still means the warm smell of pine trees and bark. hot air balloons sailing across the sky above redmond and woodinville. the sun setting after nine pm every night (which was quite frustrating when i was little and bedtime was at eight.) the ballard locks. pike's place market. the science center and space needle. crossing the sound on a ferry and seeing whales off in the distance. i love the northwest. it's where i met my husband and eventually married. where i learned to snowboard. my favorite place on this earth is there (it's a secret!) so each time i go up, i'm almost happy when it rains. because i know the reality of the incessant dreary, bone-chilling days and i don't want to think, "what if..."
still, i try and go a few times every year. i will be posting some of my favorite restaurants and cafes soon!