Seaplanes landing in Lake Union

One of the many things I like to do is watch the seaplanes landing in Lake Union. I was up on the rooftop just taking some pictures when I happened to see the planes landing. So here is my Collage entry for this week’s Daily Post challenge.

seaplane collage


Share Your World for July 10, 2017

How do you like to spend a rainy day?

It really depends on my mood and the time of year. Especially since it seems to rain 9 months out of the year here in Seattle. During the coldest months, like January or February, I love making soups and other comfort foods. I’ll make large batches so that I can put half of it in the freezer to pull out on those nights I want something filling but don’t feel like cooking. In warmer weather I rather like going out and exploring Seattle. Somehow the rain just puts the city in a whole different realm. And then other times I like nothing more than curling up to a good cup of hot tea and a good book or movie.

List at least five favorite treats. (They do not have to be sugary).

  • A good cup of hot tea (made with loose leaf tea)
  • The Nutty Bitch which is a biscuit covered with nutella, banana, and whipped cream
  • My mom’s beet cake. Although it’s made with beets and crushed pineapple, the taste is reminiscent of carrot cake.
  • Fresh fruit-especially mangoes, pears, and mixed berries.
  • Wild Mushroom Soup (I some time back on a visit to WDW and got the recipe from the chef)
  • The Zebra Coffee Domes from Boma’s at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.


Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?

I have a few favorite places here in the Seattle area.

  • Pike Place Market. Opening on August 17, 1907, the market is one of the longest continually running farmer’s markets in the States.
  • The Seattle Waterfront with it’s many shops and restaurants, the Seattle Aquarium, ferries, and the newest addition-the ferris wheel.
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Mt. Rainier

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?

Doing this under the premise that there is a person fixing the elevator somewhere, I am choosing people I’d love to get to know better.

  • Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. I love his writing and have read most of his works.
  • Dolly Parton. I enjoy her music and her life story (one of many kids and rising to stardom while retaining that down to earth attitude) awes me.
  • Any Hall Strong and Harriet Strong-both these ladies made a name for themselves in the Yukon Gold Rush that started in 1849.
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Walt Disney