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Saturday
Aug062011

Seafair Saturday

It's Seafair weekend in Seattle right now.  The Blue Angels have been flying around for the past couple of days and I wanted to take my camera down to the lake to try to get some pictures.  My two favorite guys came with me.  We walked.  It's not a short walk, but it's all down hill, quite steep actually.  And then we found a Starbucks, where we sat and waited for the show to begin.  Amazing!  Right?Okay, here's the real picture, below.  It's all I've got.  I just wanted an excuse to try Picnik's "space texture". ;-) Our spot at Carillon Point wasn't the best for viewing the show.  Plus, I was still a little disappointed that I didn't get to see the Northern Lights last night, which were supposed to have been in view- if not for the heavy cloud cover and the bright street lamps.  So the picture above is just for fun. 

I did get to see a better view of the planes yesterday.  But I was just walking to the grocery store with my son, no camera, not expecting to see them at all.  All of a sudden, they buzzed right over our heads, so low that my son yelled, "duck!"  And they really did seem that close.  Pretty darn impressive, actually, and loud.....very loud.  I grew tired of waiting to see the planes, which only teased us with a couple of fly overs near our area of Lake Washington.  So I started taking photos of other things, like the lily pads.  Because it is still a novelty for my son, and a simple way to make him happy, we took a cab home.  That, and our pleasant downhill walk to the lake would have been an arduous climb back home.  All in all, it was an enjoyable way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.

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Reader Comments (7)

i love your space picture :) (and all the others as well!)

August 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

A mellow day. I like the pacing of your life. I think I envy it. We started the day by rushing out to catch the riders of the Ulcer - a 110 mile bike race that my brother, husband and son were riding - and that happened to be passing by our pasture first thing in the morning. We raced down there, got pictures of the last two, but missed my brother, and chased him for a hour, following the insane riders all over the valley. Then we came home to mow Chaz' knee-high back yard (killing many wasp nests as we went), then rushing off to lunch with Lorri and the babies - it was a crazy day. My last day with Murphy. I know that sounds dramatic, but once Laura gets home, I am no longer his best girl, and we won't be spending whole days hanging out together. Which makes me very sad, which I can't think about too much. This is the hardest one. The very hardest. For all that we think we like the birl, who is a very good person.

August 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK

what a lovely day! :-) its warmth and peacefulness exudes from these pictures.

August 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah

There was an air show in Saskatoon yesterday too. We were in the city going to Costco when some jets flew right over top of us. Loud is an understatement! And about the Northern Lights, have you ever seen them? I can tell you from experience they are a sight to behold. One of the benefits of living in Saskatchewan.

August 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Thank you everyone. : ) Michelle, I have never seen the Northern Lights. I would love to. There was some kind of weird solar activity going on, that was supposed to make it possible to see them in Seattle , but it was too cloudy.

August 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterDawn

Isn't it awesome to experience something like a cab ride all over again from a little person's point of view? The change in perspective can breathe new life into the everyday; I know reading about it sure made me smile.
Sorry the Northern Lights didn't work out. That would have been seriously cool.

August 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Tara, It is fun! He also likes riding the bus, the subway, etc. He helps me appreciate the simple things.

August 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterDawn

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