Back in washington

August 15, 2014 | Category: family life Seattle & the NW travels







Looks like we escaped that crazy, record breaking rainstorm on Long Island just in time. We were watching the weather all day, wondering if our flight would get delayed, but it was on time and we even flew in 45 minutes early, missing the storm on the East Coast by a few hours. I feel like we’ve had some good weather karma this summer, escaping rain on market days when it’s been in the forecast.


The days here in Washington so far have been drizzly and cool. We come in August because it’s usually a guarantee of the best weather of the year. The sun usually shines and the temps are warm but dry, and it feels like an escape from the humidity back home. This summer in NY, however, has been unusual in that we barely hit above 85 degrees and for the most part, wasn’t as humid as you would expect when you conjure up images of hazy East Coast summers. The weather this summer has been spectacular, in fact. The grayness here so far has been fine – typical of weather here year round and it reminds me of the days when I lived here. I think about our vaguely loose plan of moving back here in 20 or so years – you know, when we’re ready to retire or whatever that means, and whether I can truly get used to the damp and the gray again. I get cold easily. But it feels good right now, wrapping a jacket and a sweater when we’re out in the mornings and putting on socks for what seems like the first time in weeks.

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  • Helle (Helen) August 16, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Lovely photos, nothing beats being close to the sea. I’m not sure I’d like constant drizzle, like we seem to have had all summer here where it normally gets very hot and humid. Before menopause I’d get cold easily, now I can’t do anything any longer when it’s hot and humid, so if I could choose, I’d go for cooler and wetter.

  • Jen August 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Welcome back to Washington! Maybe our paths will cross in Seattle.

  • Cindy August 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Welcome back to Washington as well! You just beat our horrible heat wave!
    As a Seattle resident (and NYU ITP grad), I have been a longtime admirer/lurker of your blog. Can’t wait to see what you photograph :)

  • Linda August 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Seattle has been blessed with an amazing summer this year! More so than other years I feel like. The past few days we’ve had a bit of a cool down and I am actually liking it because we’ve had such hot and dry (some even really humid) days this summer. But looks like the sun is about to make a comeback. Enjoy your stay here. Always lovely to hear your stories when you’re in town.

  • Clara Benazera August 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    ENJOY!!! Hope you find all the inspiration to look forward !!! Thank you for sharing your tought and your beautiful photos!!!!! i wish you the best !

  • brooklyntobrussels September 22, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I used to love to checking in on your blog, but it has been a long while now. So many lovely posts to read. It’s such a sweet reminder of Brooklyn and also the west coast, where I grew up. I love your evocative writing about family, memories, friends, and good food, and of course also your gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing your experiences.