Sunday, March 2, 2014

One Rainy Day in Seattle...

Hi Friends, 

If you've ever visited our "Rain City" before, then I know you'll be 

familiar with some of the photos I took. 

If not, then I hope you'll enjoy the journey 

through my post here today. 




 This is the famous Pikes Market Place.





Summer is the busy time here, but I love to visit this place even on a rainy, chilly day.





During one of my visits here, I ran into this man,  and I was pleasantly surprised 

to find him painting!  

I'm not experienced with "street photography."   

I'm always worried that I might get caught. 

In fact, in this case, and to make a long story short, I DID get caught. Lol




Since I was already having lunch here, I brought him a sandwich and chatted with 

him a bit, explaining my curiosity. 

He was happy to show me some of his paintings which included one 

of the ferry you see crossing here.




I remember thinking to myself...


How beautiful it is, that this man no matter his background, or abilities as an artist,  

comes out here alone,  inspired by the 

beauty of Puget Sound and paints! 






It was a beautiful memory of Seattle for me, and at the end of this day, 

the sun came out. :-) 




Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, and remember…

spring is just around the corner! 


Becca 



14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lovely set of photos! the 2nd to last is my favorite. so glad you spoke to the painter gent. you probably made his day that someone approached him.

Judy S. said...

Hmmm....these don't look very rainy, Becca! LOL We got drenched today just walking to the car after church, and the signs on I-90 said chains were required at Snoq. Pass.
Great photos though, and proof that it doesn't always rain. I'll bet that painter appreciated your kindness!

Kate said...

Thanks for taking me to Seattle Becca! Love all the photos, especially the very last one!! Looks like it was a great day!
Have a fantastic week!
Kate :}

A Garden of Threads said...

I have found people are usually very receptive to taking their photo taken if you ask permission. Thank you for the tour, looks like a wonderful town.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful experience, Becca!!
I am glad you "got caught," otherwise you would not have gotten to speak to him! :-)

Happy day to you!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I just love the public market sign. Always like to look at my own photos of it too. Such a great place with all it's fresh abundance. Is that that marvelous French pastry shop? Swoon....nice to see someone painting...xox

Color Cat Studios said...

I loved these photos! Although I've never been to Seattle, I enjoyed your little tour. You have an artist's eye and obviously an appreciation for little and special everyday details. I am the same way, and often stop to catch these little moments. They make our lives rich.

Tracy said...

GREAT images, Becca... and I love that you got "caught"... Artists love to talk about their work, I think, so you probably made his day. :o) Seattle is rich with so much... We got to get ourselves there one day! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Catherine said...

Hmmm...yup...I got to get me to Seattle. So many wonderful things to see!

I don't know. It was -50c here with the windchill this weekend and this morning we are getting a dump of snow. In like a lion out like a lamb? I am hoping so.

xo Catherine

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Fantastic! I am in awe of artists who can paint their surroundings. Beautiful photos of a lovely encounter. Blessings, Tammy

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Becca, you have such a sense of clear direction in your shots...they are always beautiful.

I'm seeping in the moist air of Seattle...it's been so long since I was there, but it still seems so familiar.

One of my favorite places in the world.

Jen

Linda R said...

Such beautiful photos of the city you love!

Hugs~

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a charming post, Becca...and you always have the most lovely photos...

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful shots...a real sense of place you captured here.