Today’s Throwback Thursday pic is of a beach in Coronado, Panama where the neighbors were setting off a huge fireworks display during a wedding reception. This blurry photo looks like a watercolor painting to me and I like how the fireworks tinted the beach and ocean pink and made the palm tree look almost neon green.
Nikon D7000, 85mm/1.4 lens, ISO: 1600, Exposure: 0.6 sec, F-stop: f/2, no flash; shot at night, light from fireworks
First course for my Mother’s Day brunch at Cafe’ Flora in Seattle was this Citrus Napoleon served with a coconut chantilly cream and berry sauce. My whole fixed brunch menu was gluten-free. Hot yoga in the morning, brunch with my family, and an afternoon to relax. It’s been a lovely day for this content mama! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY EVERYONE!!
For today’s Throwback Thursday pic I found this shot taken on the Big Island of Hawaii during a snorkeling trip at Captain Cook’s Monument. The cook had thrown some food scraps overboard and these fish, and even a spinner dolphin, charged in to grab a bite. I didn’t even notice the little spinner dolphin (top right) until I looked at the photo!
Last week I went missing from my blog while I was on a vacay with my hubby where we renewed our wedding vows with friends. Here are a handful of photos…the ones I could share at least! LOL Renewing our vows in Vegas, with Elvis officiating was a hoot but, it also was a reminder about how grateful we are to have been married 11 years.
Before our trip…trying on my wedding dress from 11 years ago, with Norita rockin’ my wedding veil
At the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, before renewing our vows
Married by Elvis!
The scallops at Tom Colicchio’s KraftSteak…sooo good!
Trillium…always my first official sign of spring on the Olympic Peninsula
The trails behind our house…I love our outdoor playground!
Isn’t that big stump awesome?!
Red flowering currant
Paco loves it when White Creek is flowing
White Creek in the springtime
Looking up into our forest canopy. Do you see the heart?
Looking for the heart through the trees
Me crossing White Creek
Young stinging nettles…we eat these around here. Boil ‘em, steam ‘em, saute’ ‘em, the nettles dissolve and you end up with a tasty green rich with iron. Just make sure to harvest them with thick gloves!!
A dandelion globe…not sure if that’s what it’s called but, that’s what I see!