Thistle Fool Ya

I was stopped in my tracks when I saw this thistle-like plant, cultivated in a garden outside Seattle's Museum of History and Industry. What makes it unusual is the intense purplish-blue color of not only the blossom but the spiky leaves surrounding it. My guess is that it's a false blue thistle. Regardless, the plants were... Continue Reading →

Sunday Fried Chicken at Brave Horse Tavern

When Amazon moved its headquarters from the imposing, ex-VA hospital building atop Beacon Hill to the soon-to-be industrial park at the southern end of Lake Union, it dramatically changed the economy and redevelopment of a section of town that had been characterized by light industry, small businesses and warehouses. Not only do employees of Amazon now work... Continue Reading →

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