Saturday, June 30, 2012

Seward Park, cont.

...and flora. It's lovely here.

At Seward Park

Wendell inspired us to walk the Seward Park loop. We saw lots of fauna...

One more from the garden

The shamrocks we planted are doing really well. A must for any Irish garden.

The latest from the garden

Nasturtiums. I understand they are edible but I'm not going to find out the hard way.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The cat is in the bag

Tom loved being in the bag. She didn't want to come out of the bag at all.

At a lecture

Father Treacy is speaking on ecumenism tonight. He's been an ecumenist longer than most people have been alive.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In Olde Scotland

Tonight we saw Brave at Pacific Place. We all cried buckets. We realized that Maria's hair used to be this long, and Peter's hair used to be this red.

In Magnolia

We visited Suzy and had lunch and a tour of her garden. Suzy loves her roses and is on a first-name basis with all of them. We were introduced to some of the most handsome ones.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In a Camino guidebook

Here's the photo I showed people of part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. It looks quite a bit like our trail!

An evening walk

Tonight M and I hosted a walk on the Chief Sealth Trail. No one could keep up with the tiny redhead. Except Rose. We didn't get to see the mountain, but the evening was lovely after all.


I think I must have one of the largest collections of St James paraphernalia outside of Spain. In addition to the above-pictured items, there are a 16th century reliquary bust, a statue, several icons, numerous shells, and about 20 books within reach at the moment.

Monday, June 25, 2012

At Elliott Bay Book Co.

Since we won't have time for a walk later, we decided to go to Elliott Bay for lunch. The tall latte here is short and fat.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

On the way to 5:30 Mass

Alternate title: keeping up with the Ryanses.

A really big vacuum

We saw the man collecting golf balls on the driving range at Jefferson Park.

Take eleven or twelve

Getting Ella to show off her new teeth was a work in progress this morning. I guess we'll have to try again next Sunday.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Buen Camino

We started our Camino tonight. We walked for three miles along the Chief Sealth Trail. We think the prostrated stop sign is a sign to keep going.

Hairy in the sunshine

He cavorts in the sunbeams like a kitty in a poem, nursery rhyme, or feel-good Hollywood movie.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Storm game

The Storm stormed in and after a lot of storming up and down the court, they won. I couldn't believe how many free throws, fouls, and times out they packed into the last 40 seconds of the game.

At Key Arena

Five amazons from Seattle are playing basketball with five amazons from San Antonio.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

From the garden

We sampled our first radish!

At the cool table

We scored some great seats for the dinner, thanks to Joanna.

A man for all seasons

We paid a visit to Brother Pettit with our friend Jerry. He is doing pretty well after many months in the hospital. Like a number of Christian Brothers, he is a man of many talents. He has taught science for years and he is famous for his jokes. As it turns out, he also creates his own crèche sets and paints them!

Here's one of the many jokes we heard today: Two mushrooms were going down the street. One of them was complaining that he couldn't get anyone to go out with him. "Why not?" asked the other. "You're a fungi."

Ministries Dinner prep

Tonight is the night of the big Ministries Dinner, which means that this morning was the morning of the big Ministries Dinner table-setting extravaganza.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A visit from Joanna

Hairy was delighted with his card from his aunt Joanna. He promised to share it with Tom when she was finished hiding in the basement. Hairy also loved the birthday gift of the twins' favorite tea.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A game of Clue

We broke in our new game of Clue. They added some new rooms, like a pool and a spa, and the characters are just "Mustard," "Scarlet," etc, instead of Colonel, Miss, Professor, and the like. I'm not sure these were improvements to the game.


Jim's place is equally cool and interesting on the inside. On the left is his grandmother's inkwell. On the right, a container for matches carved by his grandfather.

In the Pike/Pine Corridor

Today we had the rare privilege of lunch at Jim's. He has an amazing rooftop garden with all kinds of nooks and crannies and clever tableaux. Notice the pig in the poke.

An anniversary

Yesterday was our two-year anniversary of moving into our house!  It was raining, though, so I couldn't get a good picture.  I thought I would get one this morning, but it was still pretty grey outside.  So I'm falling back on the oldest photo existing of our house, from c. 1935, when our house was still a mere 20-something.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Another one

You can waste a lot of time with this app!

More kaleidoscopes

I'm still wasting time with Kaleido Free. Here is one of my latest creations.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

In an undisclosed location

Hint: they serve the ice water in mason jars.

Chez Lewis

We had a delightful evening with the famous members of Lambiegroup. Kathy doesn't just cook; she chefs.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


This year we are sharing our strawberries with a dainty squirrel. He carefully peels the strawberries and eats the insides, leaving the skins on the table in the backyard.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

At Arrupe House

Today we were lucky enough to have lunch with the Jesuits at Arrupe House. They have a lovely chapel there which incorporates some windows representing Jesuit saints - and Jesuit colleges.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saint Agnes

Today Father Todd brought his new puppy by to meet us. Her name is Agnes and she matches him perfectly.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More photos of King Tut

The best thing about the King Tut exhibit was that you could bring your camera.  Here are some pictures (taken by M, of course).

This is King Akhenaton, who instituted a new form of worship and a new style of art.  He thought there was only one god. So far, so good.  The problem was that he thought the one god was the sun/himself.

If you can't discover King Tut's tomb, it would be nice to discover the tomb of a pyramid builder with a moustache, which is who this is:

An unfinished relief of a princess eating a duck:

And the big finale.  This looks like the famous one, but it's actually a miniature, only about a foot high.

In the valley of the kings

We went to see the King Tut exhibit at the Seattle Center. There were some great things but most of the good stuff wasn't from King Tut's tomb. So it wasn't quite as thrilling as one might expect from reading the chapters with Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in "Gods, Graves, and Scholars."

Monday, June 11, 2012

Growltiger's last stand

Alternate caption for the non-Lloyd-Webber fans: Hairy's turn to wear the hat.

Tom in Boots

Or, I found the other hat that would look really good on Tom or Hairy.


While waiting for the guy to finish working on the bathtub, I've been playing with my new "Kaleido Free" app. I'm getting pretty good at making rose windows.

Vegetable patch progress

Kale, chard, and lettuce. Not necessarily in that order.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A splendid procession

It is Corpus Christi, and the sun is shining!  I love this picture Maria got of the EM's leading our Corpus Christi procession this morning.  Be sure to look at all the pictures here.  Happy feast day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Still in an artist's studio

A portrait by our artist-parishioner, Barbara Fugate.

At an art show

We stopped by the studio of a parishioner in the afternoon. She lives in a cool converted school in West Seattle that is now live/work space for artists.

Our last baccalaureate

We had an ordination in the morning and the SU Baccalaureate in the afternoon. They weren't the smiliest bunch of graduates we've had in the Cathedral this year.

Friday, June 8, 2012

In the lab - er, kitchen

Tonight we had an experiment with cookery. We made salmon à la UngerHorton with coconut rice à la Laughlin. It turned out sooo good.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Old photos

We were going through some old photos and came across some evidence that we haven't changed a bit.