I had a lovely day today! The weather was gorgeous, the old friends I mentioned last evening picked me up this morning and we took off for Pike's Market -- a wonderful place, in case you ever get to Seattle, where you can find just about anything from delicious food, to gorgeous flowers, clothes, fruits and veggies and everything in between. And it's in a beautiful location on the waterfront near downtown Seattle.
We spent most of the day together, ending up back at my house where we sat on the deck where we talked and laughed and enjoyed a cool breeze and warm sunshine and doggies happy to have me home again.
For nearly the entire day I was able to push all thoughts of politics and politicians completely out of my mind and just enjoy the beauty that was abundant every place I looked and then my friends were on their way and I came back to my computer and the reality of the very troubling political scene in our country today.
I know that we all have different opinions and beliefs, but why do some people feel the need to go on sites that expresses a different point of view, and try to trash whatever has been stated and then sign it as anonymous? I find that very troubling and disappointing, if you feel strongly about an issue, then say so but be willing to own your remarks and respect the rights of others to express themselves as well. But again, those are things about which I can do nothing -- or very little. So, for a second night I decided to put aside my notes of things I had planned to write about -- not permanently, I'll be fired up again tomorrow. But it has been such a lovely day, I just want to savor it for a little longer, like the bouquet of dahlias that I got at the market -- two actually. And to share another lovely picture from another friend's garden.
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