This lovely garden is located a block away from our house. It was a huge selling point when we bought our house a couple years ago. Last night I walked down to this very park after hosing down the yard to prevent it from going up in flames. Fireworks and dry grass aren’t a good combination. It was really nice to see the fireworks lighting up the Seattle sky framed perfectly with the mountains in the background. When they were all over, I only had to turnaround and walk a block back home. City living rules.
Seattle’s summer typically doesn’t begin until July 5th. That’s the going joke as it is, but yesterday the stars were aligned. It was a fantastic 85 degrees with a nice breeze. I think everyone in the city was out enjoying the weather, including ourselves. I went for a bike ride, grilled dinner in our backyard, and watched the birdies magically pull worms out of the ground. Rumor has it that was only the 7th time in over 100 years Seattle reached 85 degrees or above on July 4th. Hurray!
While watching the fireworks I chatted up our neighbors. They are an engaged couple in their mid to late 40’s. It’s really nice to see how romantic they are as a couple. For those of you who might be discouraged because you haven’t found “the one”, keep in mind life is a long journey. These two are so cute and make me smile when I see them interacting. They’ve offered to babysit many times and I think we’ll make sure to take them up on this offer. Happy 5th of July!