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Today is Memorial Day - 05/30/11 11:42 AM
Today is Memorial Day. It is a day to reflect upon the cost of freedom, a day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy the liberty to pursue our dreams. However you celebrate this Memorial Day, be safe.
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Memorial Day facts — and a quiz - 05/30/11 11:26 AM
I got this from the Washington Post this morning. The author is Valerie Strauss. Try your hand at this quiz, which will test your knowledge of Memorial Day and U.S. history that led to its establishment and continued observance. Answers, with a bit of history, are below. Memorial Day facts — and a quiz By Valerie Strauss 1. Memorial Day was a response to the loss of American lives in which war? a) Revolutionary War b) Civil War c) World War I d) World War II 2. One American city was declared the “birthplace” of Memorial Day in 1966 by Congress (4 comments)
I pop into Seattle Aquarium whenever it doesn't look too busy, which means I get there when my walks are early in the morning, right about opening time. Today I had a close encounter with coral.
A few things about Coral.
Coral reefs are part of the oceans eco system, they are home to many different types of sea creatures.
Coral is actually a living organism made up of millions of tiny polyps. They get nutrients mostly through photosynthesis, however, they can actually sting some plankton and very small fish to get a meal. (14 comments)
What It Takes - 05/28/11 11:55 AM
Walking on the waterfront in downtown Seattle makes me ponder things I might never ponder at all. I can see the cruise ship as big as any ten story building when it docks. I know the people will disembark, cameras in hand to walkabout, or hop on the sparkly clean white buses waiting to whisk them to one of our fabulous resort hotels, or get into one of the dozens of taxis waiting to accommodate them.
What I didn't factor into the equation, was the amount of goods loaded from our docks to feed and lavish the participants of a (12 comments)
Let's Go Fly a Kite - 05/27/11 12:04 PM
When the sun shines in Seattle, I head outside. Today, we packed up our cooler, grabbed our favorite four legged friend and headed to Golden Gardens Beach in Ballard. A fifteen minute drive north (a doable bike ride from downtown) led us through beautiful and eclectic Ballard. One of the simple joys my husband and I share is a love of all beaches, and kite flying. Watching a delicate band of colors soaring at your command in front of a brilliant blue sky is very relaxing for the soul... This is Living in Seattle!
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U.S. Coast Guard Maneuvers on Elliot Bay - 05/26/11 01:56 AM
I never know for sure what I will see when I look out my windows upon Elliot Bay. I have seen full moons, rainbows, Cruise ships, tug boat races, sail boats and sunsets. Today I witnessed U.S. Coast Guard training maneuvers, including a man lowered….Well, just take a look for yourself
A puget sound exhibit aptly titled Window on Washington Water, is filled with local marine life, and three times daily an underwater expert!
The diver explains the ins and outs of life underwater and interacts with the captive audience through a special built in microphone system, as salmon, rockfish and the sea creatures brush past, unimpressed by it all…
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My Lucky Day - 05/24/11 11:09 AM
Always on a quest for real estate delights to share, we happened upon a home with some creative attributes to say the least. With a penchant for blue glass and recycling, one outstanding home owner had created a visual delight for anyone who happens by. My lucky day... Seattle homes for sale
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A graffiti artist in his youth known as TAJ, Jose Torres Jr. signs this body of work Tony Taj. His work is recognized and exhibited throughout the United States, and if you look, you might just see his distinctive drip technique hanging in a national restaurant franchise or gracing product packaging.
Jose moved from his studio at Pioneer Square to a Belltown studio, and is now located at 1211 1st Ave., appropriately across from Seattle Art Museum. Stop in talk with Tony, and buy something!
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On the Wall Above - 05/22/11 12:55 PM
My Excursions throughout Seattle, often end up at two of my favorite places, Seattle Aquarium and Seattle Art Museum. Seattle Art Museum Exhibits challenge the soul to evaluate human characteristics. We all see things in our own special way, and here is an example of someone being inspired and challenged to find the genius within, that they so profoundly saw in someone else.
The Artist:A few facts and my opinion Sean Landers lives and works in New York, he is know for written focal points included in his work, and offers diverse style when selecting the medium he will (6 comments)
A Trip to The Beach - 05/21/11 01:00 PM
As we make our way to the water taxi, I ponder what this day will bring. Headed to Alki Beach, one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods, we hop on our trusty bicycles and ride to Pier 50 for our sail across Elliot Bay. The Emerald City skyline diminishing as we cross the bay, is always a site to behold, making the ten minute journey pass too quickly.
I feel the beach town vibe I love so much, the second our feet are on shore.
We ride the bike path along a sandy beach watching kites fly, volleyballs bounce out of (17 comments)
Seattle Luxury Waterfront Homes - 05/19/11 11:12 AM
Homes in Seattle offer you a vast array of choices. Neighborhoods in Seattle are diverse as well, bring you seclusion, historic status, endless features and best of all, views.
Consider Seattle waterfront homes for your next real estate purchase. Nothing compares to the unique and indelible impression water views provide. The endless evening sky as a backdrop to Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, Lake Union or Washington cannot be paralleled by any other amenity choice.
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Wordless Wednesday: Cherry Confetti - 05/18/11 10:48 AM
On my journey to our office yesterday, I discovered a Cherry tree still abundant with puffy blossoms, the ground was a blanket of pink, as the wind shook cherry confetti like snow...
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Beacon In The Night - 05/17/11 02:49 PM
It's three a.m. The full moon shining on the water leading to my window wakes me from my slumber on its cyclical visit. I heed the call, arise, step to the edge to let the rays of light rejuvenate my soul.
At dawn, once again, I rise, revived by my earlier encounter. As I watch the moon slowly disappear in shades of blue and orange,I see life through new eyes. A plane is going to land bringing busy people to their destination, the ferry will shuffle commuters across Elliot Bay, and I am here to see it all...
This is life (11 comments)
Seattle Pike Place Market This Weekend - 05/16/11 12:57 PM
Living in Seattle demands trips to Pike Place Market frequently. The quality of its bounty is unsurpassed. Since Sunday was a rainy, windy day, our walk to the market was a bit of a trudge. Always striving for optimism, I thought of the offerings awaiting me at the end of my short journey. A temporary break in the weather brought shoppers outside to inspect their surroundings...
As we hunt for the perfect stew pot items this week...
Meandering from one vendor stand to the next...
Thankfully it is early in the day, as another dinner option is (16 comments)
A Seattle Saturday to Remember - 05/15/11 01:06 PM
The waterfront was packed to capacity with people excited to view the Maritime Tugboat races yesterday. Pier 66 was a big attraction with free activities for the entire family, and the Chowder cook-off was a culinary delight.
As helicopters buzzed through the air and tug boats exhibited their capabilities, Downtown Seattle waterfront proved once again, what a splendid place it is.
If you would like to see all the exciting Seattle real estate options available, you have come to the right place. Enjoy our easy to navigate website providing you with current information on all Seattle homes for sale. (10 comments)
My walks along the waterfront in downtown Seattle tend to lead me to the places I enjoy most. Although my trips are frequent, they are never repetitive. Each step brings me a new sight, missed before because of lighting, passers by or events of the moment capturing my interest.
Pier 57 provides many shops and restaurants to experience. Join me now for a quick tour of a few more spots to enjoy at Miners' Landing...
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Man and Woman at Seattle Art Museum - 05/13/11 02:14 PM
As we wander through Seattle Art Museum, enthralled by the beauty of some things and puzzled by the subject matter of others, I ponder the man and woman in the hall...
Interesting to be sure!
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Seattle Living and Our Trip to Seattle Art Museum - 05/12/11 11:58 AM
I have been highlighting our trip to Seattle Art Museum this week. First Thursday of each month, the public is invited to attend without charge. Because May was also First Thursday kick off to the Art Walk, the streets were bustling with people of all ages, wanting to join in the sights and sounds of Seattle... Street performers were everywhere!
One of the most sobering installations inside the Seattle Art Museum:
I always spend the most time at this Exhibit. I notice something different about it every time I stand before it. The interior of (12 comments)
Seattle Art Museum and Recycling Made Easy - 05/11/11 11:57 AM
Seattle Art Museum provides an enlightening experience for the entire family. This installation provokes thoughts of our environmental issues, and that is a very good thing...
Seattle Art Museum is always a great way to spend an evening...
Now that is what I call recycling! Seattle homes for sale offer abundant options. Should you be on a quest for the perfect Seattle real estate, our website and team of local experts are right here.
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Living in Seattle and The Seattle Art Museum - 05/10/11 10:44 AM
Seattle offers many fascinating ways to spend your time. One great way to enjoy an afternoon or evening is to visit the Seattle Art Museum, affectionately known as SAM. On our recent visit, we captured some interesting exhibits to share with you.
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Just north of the Business District in downtown Seattle, you will discover Belltown. Chock full of condo options from brick to contemporary, restaurants and local secret favorite shops, Belltown has much to offer the urban dweller seeking an easy maintenance lifestyle with instant access to all Seattle has to offer.
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Just Happy To Be Here! - 05/08/11 07:23 PM
I am happy to be living life in Seattle. Since my husband Scott joined Active Rain, I have really enjoyed his posts. I was a little sad thinking of his parents gone, and was a surprise to see this great photo of our Grandchildren today when I read his daily post. There was no question that I had to re-blog it Via Scott Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP): Mother's Day is a day of reflection for many of us. A day we thank mothers, wives, and children for the blessings that we share as families. It made me think how happy my dear parents (7 comments)
Seattle Sunset Breaking Through the Clouds - 05/08/11 04:47 PM
There is nothing quite like a sunset. it is different every single day, and from every place we might stand to see it. I wish you all a Happy Mother's Day from Seattle, one of the many splendid places Mother Earth provided for us all.
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On the search for a perfect Seattle neighborhood to settle down in? Why not look into what North Admiral has to offer? This neighborhood is actually the oldest neighborhood in West Seattle. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't embrace the new. North Admiral sits high on a bluff above another well known community called Alki offering a true beach just minutes from home.
North Admiral homes for sale are rich in history and architectural accomplishment by any standard, and yet contemporary flair is present and melds perfectly adding charisma to the area.
Seattle is renowned for the blown glass we create. After all, an American icon Dale Chihuly, whose pieces are recognized and displayed in over two hundred museums globally, set course for his heralded artistic journey in Seattle. Glasshouse is located in Pioneer Square and aside from the brilliant displays of glass, you can watch local artists at work.
Living in Seattle provides us a first hand opportunity to carry home one of these vibrant creations to enhance our homes with radiant light as they are proudly displayed.
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A Stroll Through Queen Anne - 05/05/11 03:07 PM
There is nothing like a sunny day in Seattle. This week, we traveled to the high country of Queen Anne. A Seattle neighborhood you can walk to from downtown, if you have the stamina to climb the challenging hills that lead you to this coveted neighborhood. Won't you join us for a walk down the tree lined streets and view the lovely homes and flowers in Queen Anne? For the most current information available on Seattle homes for sale including Queen Anne homes for sale click on any of the highlighted keywords. You will have instant access to our easy to (9 comments)
And for those of you who prefer to follow the fish...
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We walk with our best four legged friend several times a day. Our home is only a block from Benaroya Hall, home to The Seattle Symphony. We had the pleasure of enjoying spectacular Christmas music events here and even a Cirque du Soieil extravaganza.
Seattle homes for sale provide exceptional opportunities to enjoy a vast array of musical and cultural events. For the most current information on Seattle real estate for sale, simply click on any highlighted keywords. You will obtain instant access to our easy to navigate website.
Living in Seattle brings me to Olympic Sculpture Park each day. A brisk walk with our best four legged friend is always a great way to start the day. Watching the ships and boats on Elliot Bay is one of my favorite pleasures, and the art installations in the park are never taken for granted by this loving eye for beauty.
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Queen Anne Condos for Sale Offering Spectacular Views - 05/03/11 01:44 PM
Queen Anne Condos for Sale Offering Spectacular Views Seattle neighborhoods are diverse in every way. Queen Anne is a coveted Seattle community offering remarkable homes with mid century charm, elegant features and inviting front porches on tree lined streets. You will discover, when it comes to Queen Anne condos for sale, the same quaint features are offered as in single family homes, including the astounding views from this premier location. You will be impressed with the brick, leaded glass, intricate mill-work and close proximity to downtown Seattle.
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Living in Seattle and Our First Sunset in May - 05/02/11 01:00 PM
Living in Seattle provides many splendid visual effects for anyone outside in many of our Seattle neighborhoods. Yesterday, May 1st was a beautiful sunny day. Folks from all over were downtown enjoying the offerings of Pike Place Market, street performers of every variety, a band playing at West Lake Center and the enlightening views of Elliot Bay.
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ActiveRainPhotoBlogger Contest: The Graceful Clown... - 05/01/11 03:24 PM
Part of what I love about living in Seattle is the fact that I can walk out my door and have a great adventure. As part of that adventure, I am always drawn to our waterfront Seattle Aquarium. From the moment you arrive, and are greeted by a spectacular waterfall, outdoor viewing tank filled with local marine life and whimsical art installation, you realize you are in for a special experience. You can stand inside a circle of jellyfish as a color wheel changes these unusual creatures from vibrant purple to bright green, or touch a sea anemone and star fish (73 comments)
I couldn't resist this little girl's delight in the exhibit!
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Feeding Time At Seattle Aquarium - 05/01/11 12:41 PM
Living in Seattle provides many opportunities to do fun things. As a member of the Seattle Aquarium, I enjoy my walk down the street to visit several times a month. Not only is it fun and interesting, it helps us learn about local marine life and our environment. Each time I go, it is a new adventure! This visit happened to be at feeding time... If you want the most comprehensive information on Seattle homes for sale click on any of the highlighted keywords and you will have instant access to our easy to navigate website. You will discover everything from (3 comments)
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