Blueberries @ Denali Montessori School

More urban foraging!  I just discovered the blueberries at Denali Montessori School, bordering 9th Ave.  Between the strawberries at the museum, the blueberries at Denali, and the salmon in ship creek, my husband (or bears!) could almost create his favorite dinner.  Not all harvested at the same time, of course – the few fish I saw at the hatchery the other day were starting to look a little bedraggled… but the blueberries look great!

Locks of Love

I cut my hair!

More accurately, the lovely Diana at Marie’s Beauty Supply cut my hair. Marie’s provides free hair cuts to anyone who will donate their hair to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love helps disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss by creating high quality wigs out of donated ponytails.

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Mixed Use Development & Turnagain Crossing

When I lived in Washington, D.C. I fell in love with mixed use design.  Neighborhoods where people lived above or adjacent to businesses were consistently vibrant – there was always something going on, a buzz of activity and community. It seemed like so much fun to live above a restaurant or shop, to just run down the stairs for a coffee or pop down the street to your neighborhood bar.

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Strawberries at the Museum

One of the best surprises of my summer was that the park at the museum was landscaped with strawberries.  Urban foragers rejoice!  The berries are everywhere (but are very small).  I’m not sure why this pleases me so much, but every time I walk by, I smile.

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