The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~W.B. Yeats

Oh, boy! All around the city holiday lights are popping up and it makes me smile a lot. This morning J. and I took a touristy detour before work to capture the space needle with a tree on top. Things like this always make my day.

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Apple Cider Caramels by Deb Perelman of smitten kitchen
Biodiversity Heritage Library photostream
Temporalist architecture, here here. by A. William Frederick of idiomill

camera: iphone, vscocam


  1. How festive! I didn't know they put a tree on top of the space needle. Do you think it will still be up the beginning of January? I will be in Seattle during that time.

    I was also going to ask if you have any advice for places to visit/things to see? I haven't been there since I was ten...

  2. snow!! i love it. :)

    also, there is a tree on top of that!? (does that make it the tallest xmas tree ever or what? haha)

  3. nice, didn't know they put a tree on top of the tower :)

  4. Cole, in dreams, & Petra: The tree on the space needle is created from strands of lights. I'm sorry I didn't clarify that it wasn't a real tree, but a tree of lights! Here is a link to a more up close view: http://www.uptake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/space-needle-seattle-xmas.jpg Cheers!

    Cole: I'm not sure how long they keep the lights up, but maybe it'll still be there in January. Fingers crossed for you! Here are a few ideas off the top of my head for your visit:
    -Delancey http://www.delanceyseattle.com/
    -Beecher's Handmade Cheese http://www.beechershandmadecheese.com/
    -Le Pichet http://www.lepichetseattle.com/pages/home.php
    -Underground Tour http://www.undergroundtour.com/
    -Gum Wall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gum_Wall
    -concerts http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/calendar.asp & http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Search?search=music&hp
    -farmers' markets http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/ & http://www.fremontmarket.com/
    -Fremont Troll/Statue of Lenin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Troll & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin

    1. Thank you! I am definitely going to see the gum wall and go to the Fremont Market. I have been hearing about Delancey from many different people, so it must be good!

  5. It's always fun to look at your own city through the eyes of Tourists. We see very different things.

    I like the lighted tree.

    Happy day!

  6. Holiday lights around a city are one of the most magical things! I'm from Chicago and when they turn the lights on, it just feels like Christmas :)

  7. I was just thinking of this blog, and I was hoping I'd see another post soon. Thank you!

  8. what a beautiful city scape! and a great quote...
    have a lovely Tuesday overthere!

  9. Impressing quote! The world is always patient.