Saturday, May 25, 2013
mid-May trip North
There are folks dear to me that live in Seattle, and unlike most other places, there is a Very Affordable way to get there. Bolt bus, whilst not anywhere near as comfortable as the train, is far cheaper than any of the other options. On a weekend in mid-May, our plucky heroine strapped her duffle to the wheely-cart and headed downtown to catch the bus...
An evening run up I-5 starts with crossing the river;
the bus windshield is splattered with rain, as the sun goes down.
Three hours later: the glowing orbs that light the area around King St, where the Bolt bus drops off Seattle passengers on the side of the street.
Across the street, one of the decorative gates to the International District.
The next morning, many steps lead down to the street, from my friends new house... There is white and lavender wisteria that forms a tunnel between the steps and the front porch, and this time of year it is so amazingly lovely!
Exploring the nearby neighborhood was a pleasant option. That my feet are working a bit better, so that walking is less painful, is also a treat. The Madrona school has this whimsical signage...
and this wonderful stylised madrona tree sculpture.
outside the local library, pig & panther are friends
as are sheep & wolf... I've been told that these sculptures commemorate the past times in this neighborhood, where the Black Panthers and police formerly were at odds, and where human predators found easy prey; these days it is a very different place...
california poppies echo and reverberate the orange siding on this building