Thursday, November 3, 2011

Finding the silver lining

Ok, I'm already starting to wish for days like this again. I do love the smell of fall in the air, and the crisper weather that makes wearing a sweater comfortable instead of suffocating.

But when it rains, the smell of fall changes. And around Seattle, cold and rain together, smells like winter.

Winter? I'm all ready for summer again.

But the leaves are lovely, Halloween was a blast, and I love Thanksgiving. So there are many wonderful things about this time of year, and about living in the Pacific Northwest.

1. Family-we're within and hour and a half of our families!
2. You don't have to shovel rain.
3. Even on the coldest days I still only have to turn my thermostat to 68.
4. I love the ferries and the Seattle skyline at night. Pike Place Market and the waterfront are wonderful.
5. Life is casual here. People are laid back and nice. Truly
6. There are a ton of places to hike and enjoy the outdoors.

Ok, so it's a short list. But I'm working on it. I see the good through the rain. It's a start.

Tell me, please, things you like about Seattle. Anyone?


  1. You do know New England got 15 inches of wet snow and some of my friends are 4 days without power! I don't miss that.

  2. Seattle is just... Well, Seattle is just amazing! There are great little finds all over the place. Volunteer Park and the Conservatory, for one. The Water Front. Fremont. Green Lake. Gasworks Park. And you're just a short drive to skiing or the rocky ocean coast. Gosh, I could go on and on about how awesome Seattle is!!

  3. I love the not-too-hot summers, and the not-too-cold winters.
    And I love trees. My mom said because she grew up in Cle Elum, if she thinks about it too much, all the trees make her feel claustrophobic. Not me. I love them! But I don't think I appreciated them enough until we drove through Kansas... ;)

  4. My sister is my favorite part of Seattle! I also love the pikes market, ballard locks, the temple and this really good hamburger place that I cant think of the name!


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