“Bloom Where You’re Planted” from Via My Viewfinder

A rare moment when she's NOT behind the camera.

One of my best friends, Crystal has a photo blog – Via My Viewfinder – where she not only shares one photo a day, but along with it she makes observations about life, places she’s visited, quotes from friends and more.

A post from earlier this week has a striking pink flower and is headlined, “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” The post caught my because it’s all about making the most of what you’re doing right now. Yes, the grass is greener over there, but in order to get there, you must do the best at what you have now.

Read her post, it’s much better than my summary. And, don’t forget to comment.

What a Day!?

I don’t quite know where to start with today, we did so much. So, before I get started, I’m posting all of my raw photos as I go to my Flickr stream in the Road Trip Extravaganza set.

The day began with a quick walk from our hotel to the monorail at City Center. Being the SoCal girl that I am, when I think monorail, I think Disneyland. Well, this looked more like a really long city bus on a rail. Not quite what I was expecting. The ride downtown was short and left us in the middle of the shopping district. Good thing everything was closed.

A quick walk took us Pike Place Market where we saw rows and rows of fresh flowers, stalls full of fresh produce and the Pike Place Fish Market. Yes, they really do throw fish at each other. And each time something is purchased, the workers call out to each other. A very lively place indeed.

Rows and rows of flowers at Pike Place Market.

After Pike Place Market, we walked along the waterfront on Puget Sound. We passed by the Seattle Aquarium, a Norwegian cruise ship ready to set sail and more. The walk brought us to the Olympic Sculpture Park, which features modern outdoor sculpture.

The Eagle at the Olympic Sculpture Park

But, the highlight of my day was the Space Needle. So many majestic views. Here’s a few of my favorites.

Puget Sound from the Space Needle.

Puget Sound from the Space Needle.

The afternoon ended with a lovely bike ride down the waterfront. For dinner we found a delightful New Orleans style bistro called Toulous Petit. If you’re ever in Seattle, it’s a must try. Great atmosphere, great service and, most importantly, great food!