Hing Hay Park appeals to me in so many ways. A fusion of languages. East meets West. Old World merges with New World. Active and passive space. Welcoming. Having grown up with two cultures--Japanese and American--this park is special to me. I see faces that remind me of my mother, her family and friends. I... Continue Reading →


Building community through a garage sale

What if a neighborhood got together and threw a gigantic garage sale? Would folks come out for it? The answer is YES. My West Seattle neighborhood does this annually each May and this was the 14th year for the event. It's organized by the good people at the West Seattle Blog and this year  there... Continue Reading →

Need some inspiration? Look down at your feet. While exploring nooks and crannies in my Seattle neighborhood, I recently discovered this mosaic gem in a nearby pocket park. Its rich colors and uncomplicated design captured my attention and I had to photograph it. We are surrounded by inspiration if we look for it. Look up.... Continue Reading →

The seasons collided today in Seattle. Fall met winter on this blustery, in-between day as autumn leaves got pelted by snow and rain. The unsettled weather made for a great urban walkabout and I captured a snippet of it in this Instagram video.

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