In Dire Need of Spring?

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Need a dose of Spring?  I’ve got it for you right here.  On one of my photo meditations yesterday, I ran into a flower shop called Pistil Design here in Queen Anne (love the name!).  Although spring is slowly surfacing around Seattle in the form of blossoms and small flowers, I needed a real dose of color…and Pistil provided.

Need a dose of Spring badly?  Or maybe you actually need floral arrangements for your wedding or event; it is wedding season!
If you’re in Seattle, visit their store!  Flowers make you happy; I know they made me feel happy.
1422 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
b/t Galer St & Lee St in Queen Anne

Or you can enjoy the flower pics below…

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Queen Anne Library’s 100th Anniversary

Queen Anne Library's 100th Anniversary

I had the pleasure of attending the Queen Anne Library’s 100th Anniversary celebration. Mayor Murray attended and gave quite a nice speech. The library provided an activities area for children’s arts and crafts and Goodwill provided a look at clothing from 1913. Being a Downton Abbey addict, I found the clothing fascinating. It’s so foreign of a thought to think women and men had different wardrobes for morning, afternoon and evening. We live in such a casual world now that the idea of changing three to four times a day seems exhausting. Please peruse and enjoy the men’s, women, and children’s clothing of the day. The hats are especially interesting.

Queen Anne Day Photographs

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Saturday was nugget heaven during the Queen Anne Day festivities…

 

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Dad scored some balloons for later…chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-23

Queen Anne Ave before the running of the bulls…chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-27

The local Presbyterian Churchchattergoldstudiosqueenanne-29

And who doesn’t love some Papa Smurfchattergoldstudiosqueenanne-39

Shopping the sidewalk sales…chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-40 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-41

Most of the festivities occurred at the Community Center…chattergoldstudiosqueenanne chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-38

Love this photo of a little girl coming out of the Bounce House…chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-15

All the local nuggets seemed to have the time of their lives.  Then again, it is the bounce house, c’mon!

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Crafts are fun…chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-13 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-12 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-11

Cute nuggets were everywhere…chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-7 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-8 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-10 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-9 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-6 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-5 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-4 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-3 chattergoldstudiosqueenanne-2

Queen Anne Day photographs. Festivities began early morning and lasted through the evening, ending with a “Running With the Bulls” -which in reality, were people running with dogs dressed as bulls or paper maché bulls. Good clean fun.