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It’s Time to Take a Walk on Seattle’s Wilder Side at the 13th Annual Georgetown Art & Garden Walk!

Georgetown Art & Garden Walk 2008 poster This Sunday, July 13th, is the 13th annual Georgetown Art & Garden Walk .  Just 5 minuets south of SeattleGeorgetown  is welcoming one and all to see their gardens, art studios and have some fun! 

I went to Georgetown earlier in the week to get a photo of the poster, I can usually get really interesting photos of a poster nailed to a telephone pole, but not this year.  I finally found one in the window of Fruit Cocktail Collectibles where I took the above photos.  Fruit Cocktail Collectibles even has it's own little garden area!  Be sure to take a peek inside when you are in the Georgetown neighborhood they have some cool mid-century (and more!) collectibles.

Fruit Cocktail Collectibles in Georgetown - Seattle Washington

Okay, back to the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk....

The Georgetown Neighborhood website says this about the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk:

"So much to see! Colorful gardens, artist studios, food and drink, plus tours of the Georgetown Powerplant Museum and the Museum of Communication. Free and no registration required. Maps available on the day of the walk at the Bank of America parking lot, 1112 South Bailey Street."

Last year I was working with some clients showing a house, and afterwards,  I had an open house scheduled at my Montlake listing so I missed the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk.  But I have happy memories of my 2006 visit and here are some photos....

Orange retreat at the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk 2006 Art House at the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk 2006 Rustic archway to a garden at the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk 2006 Cool retreat at the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk 2006 Back yard get-away at the Georgetown Art & Garden Walk 2006

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It’s Summer Solstice Today in Seattle and The Fremont Solstice Parade Celebrates by Marching to it’s Own Beat!

Pink Flamingo Nude Cyclists at the 2007 Fremont Solstice ParadeSeattle is home to the "Center of the Universe" in Fremont, a free-spirited, funky neighborhood just north of Downtown Seattle.  To celebrate the longest day of the year, Fremont harnesses it's creative free thinkers into a fun parade, The Fremont Solstice Parade

The parade is a fun mix of humour, creative expression and oddly enough, community individualism.  There is a real spirit of joy and celebration....even if the Sun fails to make an entrance for it's own celebration...afterall this is Seattle!  The Parade celebrates it's 20th year today and fun reigns as the Nude Cyclists herald the Parade's beginning and the creativity ensues. 

I was unable to go this year, but I enjoyed it last year with a few friends so check out my Fremont Solstice Parade post from last year on my original Seattle's Urban Villages Blog...have fun!

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Opening Day of Boating in Seattle!

Opening Day of Boating Rowing Regatta on the Montlake Cut May 2007It's gray, drizzly and the first Saturday in May which means it's the Opening Day of Boating season in Seattle! The Seattle Yacht Club in Montlake, is celebrating their 87th year of kicking off the Opening Day of Boating in Seattle.

A few days ago the boats began tying up to the log boom just outside of the Montlake Cut outlining where the Parade of Boats will travel and the rowing regatta for the Windermere Cup will race. While driving back to Seattle from my office in Bellevue, I stopped near the Museum of History and Industry in Montlake to take a look at the boats lining up and mooring at the log boom to take some photos.

While I was there, I watched a lot of boat traffic going by, large and small (check out the friendly guys in the little boat!) and saw the Montlake Drawbridge go up to let some of the taller boats pass. Friendly guys in a boat passing through the Montlake Cut a few days before Opening Day of Boating

Last year I was lucky enough to be showing houses to a client from N.Y., and two of the Seattle houses listed for sale were right on the Montlake Cut. While we were viewing the Montlake homes for sale, we got a nice view of some of the festivities. It was fun to have, even if only for a moment while working, a waterside view on Opening Day of Boating!

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