Monday, May 31, 2010

Scary Octopus or What To Do in the RAIN!

If you've noticed, it's been RAINY here. In fact this has probably been one of the coolest, wettest Memorial Day weekends that we can recall. Fortunately this area has lots of indoor activities for just such moments. On Saturday we went with friends to the Glass Museum and spent several hours mesmerized in the Hot Shop watching a team of glass artists create a truck made entirely of glass. The said truck will be used as the stem of a larger than life goblet, one of 24 such items to be displayed in 2011. (You can watch the Hot Shop live if you click on the correct link and the museum is open.) When our Grandkids were here last month, we had lots of rain also. The Seattle Aquarium is one of the "must see" sights and mostly sheltered from raindrops. Michael took a video of one of the resident critters, but Flickr turned it into a photo. Oh well. We were very glad it was behind glass!

Scary Octopus, originally uploaded by jatshaw1941.

We love to visit the Seattle Aquarium, a perfect rainy day activity....fun in the sun, too!

Out in the garden our golden chain tree is providing a bit of "sunshine" of its own. And the weeds and moss are doing just fine! Happy Memorial Day! Our choir honored the military yesterday with a stirring rendition of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," just a small thank you to the men and women who keep our country free and safe.

5 comments:

Jules said...

Beautiful tree!!!

Sharon said...

Glug glug glug. I am snorkling my way around the garden trying to enjoy my rhodies.....

Lynn said...

Your rain arrived here today and for us it's a welcome relief after some extreme heat. We're hoping it will help put out some of the forest fires raging in Quebec.
That seaquarium looks like a fun spot to visit.

Lapplisor said...

Judy, so nice your grandchildren are watching the pool ... :-)
a nice step to this place ...
Your tree looks like the " Goldregen " ...
a magnificent bloom.
♥☼♥Barbara♥☼♥

LindaS said...

Judy, is that a golden chain tree....didn't realize you had one in your yard. I love them. You can have some of our heat...going to be 90 this weekend - give or take a degree or two. Linda