A.k.a Charli. She's the two month old baby girl of my longtime friend Carrie and her husband Aaron. A week and a half ago I set off towards Deception Pass to visit Carrie and meet her new little bundle of joy. Carrie and I had a great afternoon catching up and hanging out with little Charlotte. Charlotte was such a sweet little thing! She did a whole lot of looking, sleeping and eating while I was there and was very content just chillin with her mama. Congratulations Carrie and Aaron, I'm really happy for you guys! Hope you enjoy the pics and it was great seeing you all! (PS, to make the image slightly larger/clearer, double click the pic, then hit the back arrow on your browser to get back to the rest of the post)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
OK. It's Freaking H-O-T out. Has been for the last few days. And it's supposed to last till late this weekend. But I secretly love it. That's why I think I'm destined to live somewhere sunny year round. Like Vegas or Phoenix... Hope you have a fan... It's supposed to be 100 tomorrow!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
OK, so this going back quite a bit. Again. Late May. While my brother was in town my mom, brother and I spent a day at the Northwest Folklife Festival. It's an annual Seattle area community festival celebrating all things folk, ethnic and traditional in terms of music and arts. I've actually never been. I've always (ashamedly) stayed away thinking it was nothing more than a bunch of hooka smoking hippies selling hemp clothes and wafting Nag-Chamba incense through the air. But we decided to go this year. And I'm glad we did! It was a fun day and there was tons to take in. And photograph. So I did and here was my experience below.
There were a ton of people at Folklife! But that's what's nice about these kinds of events, they bring all different walks of life together and everybody just hangs out and has a good time. It makes for some good people watching too!
Saw some interesting things at Folklife... Lots of people walking around offering free hugs for sale (although most of them you wouldn't want hugs from!) Saw entertainers and artists, clowns and Japanese Geisha dancers to name a few. But most of all we saw a lot of musicians. All different types and genres, playing alone or in little groups. Hoping for some exposure and extra cash from tips and cd sales.
There were lots of things on display from the Folklife vendors. I actually didn't buy anything but there was a ton to look at. Like funky homemade hippie candles, bracelets and beads, woven baskets and colorful clothing. It's a flea market lovers dream...
Saw some cute dogs at Folklife. The little ones have to be careful they don't get stepped on! Some were tied up and left to hang in the shade while their owners wandered around. They looked longingly at everything going on around them... And don't forget the dogs wearing clothes... But tell me, is a hoodie really neccesary when it's 70 degrees outside?