Happily “Healthful” Days

With a smattering of Spring at times, and Summer on most days, the boys and I are enjoying our time outdoors. Our “outdoors” is mostly limited to 3 things – our  neighborhood “secret garden” (read: Pea-patch), weekly farmers market and Pike Place Market. And not to mention, our very own miniscule kitchen garden! That makes it 4 🙂

A few days ago, we sauntered into the secret garden to touch some powdery pollen, picked some raspberries and strawberries too. Yes! Straight off the bushes Emoji Finally, we picked some fresh wild roses and made a “nice” flower arrangement that sits in the middle of the dining table! FYI – This is how it’s done EVERY single time!

Today, our journey to Pike Place market was adventurous. A city bus AND the monorail took us to the Market, where we tried the famed Rainier cherries, and played by the waterfront. The way back was somewhat “somber”, with some energy drained, the boys sat taking in the sounds, sights and smells of their beloved bus, rather thoughtfully.

Later in the afternoon, we headed to the neighborhood Farmers Market, where my little one couldn’t get enough of the fresh farm-picked carrots, and the other one couldn’t get enough of the Rainier cherries (again!); and the 3 of us couldn’t get enough of the golden raspberries. Apparently, raspberries aren’t always red! At home, we watered our little kitchen garden and cut some fresh backyard-grown salad leaves for dinner. Eagerly awaiting the tomatoes and squash to see the light of day….

Love & Health to all!

For more info on the famous Seattle Pike Place Market – http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/

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