Bright and Beautiful 

Autumnal wonderland of Greenlake Park, Seattle

Lately I’ve been reading All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot. It’s a wholesome diversion from election anxiety. And what a gem! It’s the sequel to beloved All Things Great and Small, which I’m familiar with but hadn’t yet discovered. James Herriot is a country veterinarian for small and large animals and gets himself in and out of the best scrapes.  He has a charming way of recounting his patient adventures and coupled with his outlook on life, he cultivates a strong practice of gratitude. His style recalls another one of my all time favorite books Sailing Alone Around the World by Captain Joshua Slocum. They can both nonchalantly sum up some pretty extreme adventures and call it all in a day’s work!

Us, we had a pretty relaxing day walking around town, all things considered. We spent time in Gasworks Park, Fremont, Wallingford and Greenlake. We Lindsed around Greenlake in remarkable 21C weather. Autumn gorgeousness! All of the dangers are in my mind, nothing real like being crushed by bulls (Herriot) or whales (Slocum).

“You won’t believe it’s vegan” broccoli salad at Flying Apron in Fremont
Stretching out for a rest break after lunch, midway through our seven hour adventure
Tuesday, Bright and Beautiful, at Gasworks Park in Seattle

I love you Lake! You are such a joyful spirit. Thanks for keeping me grounded today.

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