PNW Part 1(Seattle)

Of course we went to dinner at the Space Needle an hour after we landed.  No rest for the weary (or the jet-lagged)!  I know you’ve seen many mucho pictures of it before, but I am including mine here because CAN YOU BELIEVE THERE WAS NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY?!  We had beautiful weather the whole time we were there.  “Miraculous!”, I’ve heard the locals say.



Of course the view was spectacular. I feel so blessed to have seen this beautiful city on a cloudless day.

*picture taken from our table
*so was this one

We didn’t go to the Chihuly museum (although I HIGHLY recommend it) because he had an installation last fall at the Dallas Arboretum that I visited. (You can see that post here)  It was AMAZING – his work is truly unique!  We did peek through the bushes, though 🙂


I can’t think of another time that I have seen the sun shine as beautifully as it did that day.  Maybe it was the subjects themselves that were being illuminated that left such an impression on me.  Whatever the case, Seattle holds a piece of my heart forevermore.

_NLG9983One more gratuitous picture of downtown, taken from the observation deck, with no glass window obscuring the view:


***Take a look at other posts in the series!***

Part 5 here

Part 4 here

Part 3 here

Part 2 here

Photo Shoot

Dallas Arboretum November 2012

Sometimes when the weather is so nice that I can’t bear to be inside, I want to escape and go somewhere with my camera.  Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and I think the main reason is the sense of relief I get from the brutal Texas summers.  The Dallas Arboretum is always decorated so beautifully in the Fall, but this year, it was a must-see destination because Chihuly has an exposition there until the end of the year.  It was fabulous seeing his work that I had only seen before indoors and under glass, outside and larger than life.

I call this one “camouflage”

It is hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, it would be this one: (I think it was titled Carnival Boat)

I couldn’t resist shooting this couple through the larger-than-life frame 🙂

There are lots more photos in my gallery, if you care to look. 🙂