|We can't see a thing as we smile for the camera because the eclipse glasses only allow us to see the sun, nothing else.|
Solar eclipse: We didn't travel to the zone of totality but we did select a beautiful viewing location---Sunrise Visitor Center on Mt. Rainier at 6400 ft.
|View of Mt. Rainier right at sunrise from Sunrise Visitor Center|
|Viewing the eclipse with my funky glasses in a gorgeous setting.|
|Bald Eagle. It is at NW Trek because it was injured and couldn't survive in the wild any longer|
|River otters. They played with each other non-stop as we watched|
|Female bighorn sheep in very dry free range area|
|There are six moose in the park now, we saw three of them|
|Bighorn sheep on duty|
|An American icon, an American bison. The males are very active right now as it is mating season.|
The Chihuly Museum at the Seattle Center: Gorgeous. We got up early to be the first people to enter the museum to enjoy the glass art and artifacts collected by Dale Chihuly, a local artist. Can you believe how gorgeous the displays are?
|Glass in boats|
|The museum is located at the feet of the Space Needle allowing us to take this cool shot|
|Don capturing the best shot|
|The majority of the glass is inside, but there is also a whole garden of flowers and glass. Stunning.|
|Chihuly has collected Pendleton blankets in Native American designs|
|He designed glass in the style of Native baskets. They were my favorites.|
|You cannot believe how wonderful this museum is until you go see it for yourself.|
Playing around with a sketch program on my phone: technology is so fun. I created these graphic designs out of photos I had on my phone.
|Colored pencil of Don and I at Whistler earlier this summer|
|The girls at Rita's baby shower a few weeks ago. The baby is due in a few weeks. We are on the countdown.|
|Rita and I mugging for the camera sometime last year.|
Books: With all this gallivanting around the area is it any wonder I didn't get much read this past week? I did finish one book, Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson and I'm still working on one audiobook, Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. It is the story about a nightmare situation at a hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. I just read something yesterday about a similar situation in Houston from Hurricane Harvey. (36%)
Book Club: Book club was at my house on Wednesday. I am not sure about the exact date, but I think we have been meeting for over ten years. Pretty remarkable in this day of impermanence. Here is a link to my post about the book, Our Souls at Night.
Hope you have a lovely last few days of summer.