Beautiful Seattle

The Bacon Mansion

It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Seattle—clear blue skies and no rain. I’m staying at the Bacon Mansion, an elegant bed-and-breakfast in a historic Edwardian-style Tudor home with 11 individually-appointed guest rooms. The 1909 home built by Cecil Bacon features a chandelier with 3,000 crystals, marble fireplaces and a treasured library. The continental breakfast featured fresh fruit and  homemade peach pecan muffins fresh from the oven … yum!

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A Japanese maple.

After breakfast, I went out walking around  the neighborhood and took photos of flowers and trees we don’t have in Hawaii! I was also struck by these footprints on the sidewalk — are they possible dance moves? Actually I guessed right, the bronze dance steps were created by artist Jack Mackie: read the story behind it here. There are eight dance “sculptures” in the Broadway district, representing tango, waltz, lindy, foxtrot weave, rumba and mambo.

You see these all over this neighborhood.

Later I met up with my late husband Carl’s cousins, Marie Granberg and Marg Meece, to nearby Volunteer Park where we marveled in the beautiful flowers of the Conservatory. I recognized a lot of the tropical flowers such as anthuriums, bromeliads and torch ginger, but also enjoyed seeing the colorful azalea, hydrangea and a special section for cactus varieties.

Marie, Marg and myself at the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

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We then drove back to the Broadway area and had a wonderful lunch, visiting and reminiscing about old times. Both Marie and Marg came to Hawaii for Carl’s funeral—you might remember that Carl and I visited them in February 2014 and we traveled to Victoria BC together (“A day in Victoria“).

Tomorrow will be a busy day: breakfast at 8:30 am., morning service at 11:00 am, Laetare with the Compline Choir at 6:00 pm, reception at 8:30 pm, and Compline at 9:30 pm. I have been so lucky with this beautiful Seattle weather—tomorrow I hope to climb the Volunteer Park water tower for the highest point in Seattle.

About Katherine Crosier

In addition to playing the organ I am interested in documenting life's special moments through journaling, scrapbooking, photography and slideshow production. My family just groans.
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