Orchids in Seattle in February. Delightful. I lost my scarf there and two days later, a volunteer phoned me (I had phoned them earlier) and said she had it; we were leaving the next morning so she got on her bicycle and delivered the scarf to our hotel — in the rain! Now, that was going above and beyond — I had said I’d pay for her to mail it. Needless to say, we made a donation. The park and conservatory were both lovely. It certainly left us with a good feeling about Seattle folks!
And today is my oldest-boy-cousin, summer brother’s birthday. His family spent the summers of our growing up in my home town, at my grandmother’s house. May he rest in peace. I miss him.