I was up early and showered and headed out at about 11:00. I had a package to mail to my dad so I walked down to the post office. I finally sent him the white ginger plant and orchid I bought for them while in Hawaii. I'm hoping the orchid isn't too dead. And then I headed over to Pikes. It was a nice cool gray Seattle morning.
Up in the gray cloudy is the Bank of America tower. It is the one the firefighters climb during the stair climb in March that benefits the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. You can also kind of see the library a little tiny bit.
Sunflowers are in bloom all over the market. I love sunflowers! They are such a happy flower.
I walked home through the convention center like I always do. I picked up some tacos because I was starving and how delicious are tacos? Walking through Freeway park, I snapped a few shots, like these hydrangeas. I had never really seen hydrangeas before until Michelle had them in her table settings at her wedding. They are all over here, which is so cool. I really love them!
There's this gazebo in Freeway Park that has George Washington's head as the top, which I find kind of weird, but sometimes I think that would be such a beautiful place to get married. I don't know that many people and I don't have that much family so for my side we'd fit. :) Of course we'd have to chase out all the homeless so, probably wouldn't work. :)
This fountain is by the gazebo. The whole park is full of fountains but most of the time they aren't running.
While I was at Pike's I treated myself to some flowers. I bought Teddybear Sunflowers which are just gorgeous. In the upper left hand corner of the pic is a framed pic from Michelle's wedding. The one in the upper right hand corner is me at about 8. You can just see the corner of the fish bowl and my magic 8 ball. I've had it so long it is in tune with me. ;) Or something like that. :)
I also bought Dahlias. I really like the dark red wine color of the ones I got. I seem to like dark dark colors on flowers. My favorite tulips are the almost black variety (I can't remember what the name is though). I'm not really so good with the arranging of flowers. I mostly just put them in a vase.
And finally, to complete my day of decadence. They've opened a Cold Stone Creamery on Pike. I bought of my absolute favorite (sweet cream, chocolate chips and just the juice from the dark cherries) home for a treat. And I'm watching Blast from The Past which may be one of my favorite guilty pleasures. It just makes me laugh.
Tomorrow I hit my favorite restaurant for baked goods and lunch!