Blueberry Picking at Bill Pace

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Blueberry Picking at Bill Pace, a set on Flickr.

We went blueberry picking at Bill Pace produce and it was so amazing! We got some super nice shots which came out superb.  The whole thing was really fun and it was extremely beautiful with great weather the whole time. It seemed weird we were in the middle of this downtown hub yet picking fresh blueberries right off the bushes.  They were super cheap too at only $1.50 per lb!

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While the rest of the country bakes…

So while the rest of the country baked in unbearable triple digit temperatures we here in Seattle, plus some surrounding areas I suppose, enjoyed some lovely weather.  Most people around here tell us to not get used to it but to be completely honest we’re digging the cold overcast days as much as the 80 degrees and sunny!  It might sound weird to the average Seattle dweller to enjoy the dark days, and I am sure we will one day not be so happy about those too, but it is refreshing to see something other than the blazing sun. Yuck.

A new spiritual center!

So we tried out a new spiritual center in north Seattle, Center for Spiritual Living, which was great!  They have a fantastic kids program which really is a blessing to know when you are listening to a talk.  They have a great video which explains very well the concept behind spiritual living.

Hope that helps some of you understand where we try to live our lives from.

Some great coffee.

Yikes coffee is expensive up here.  Even the cheap crap is expensive too.  Whole Foods has this wonderful blend in full bean which we grabbed this week.  Although it will probably be our last experiment with premium coffee, **cough** $8 for 13oz **cough**, it was really good and deserved a little shout out.  I did the post work in Photoshop which I had to grab, begrudgingly, to finish Denise’s new website which will be launching soon.

Not bad for a cell phone shot…

Downtown Life

What is it about downtown life that is so awesome?  I thought this to myself a few days ago as I boarded the 6am bus in from Mercer Island.  It is a short commute from this little sleepy island which is connected via expressways and footpaths to the epicenter of Seattle life.  Downtown life, urban living or whatever you call it has this special sort of vibe that is hard to put a finger on.  I tried to explain it to someone else and I realized that I was not really doing it much justice.  Downtown life I suppose means something different for everyone but for me I love the energy and the sound that the city makes.  It is loud, colorful and full of life.  Jackhammers interspersed with buses, honking horns while emergency sirens all intertwine with the street performers as they make the soundtrack of this downtown life.  The life is there.  It isn’t pretty all the time, it is gritty and full of things that need to be fixed.  But you know what?  At least there is some life here.  And it spews out from all pores of the city from rich to poor, from gay to straight and every artist on the corner making a quick buck.  You can feel it this downtown life the moment you start walking around and feeling it on you.  For some people they don’t like this and make a super fast exit.  For me I love it.  This is my downtown life and I am not going anywhere.