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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unsuspected Surprises In Seattle

The notes were a tease as we shuffled our way through the crowds at Pike's Market in Seattle. Having spent the last few days enamored by bodacious garden displays, my friends Kylee Baumlee and her mom Louise Hartwig and I adventured to the legendary Pike's Market to experience another kind of sensory assault of tastes, color, smell, and sound. We had enjoyed several street musicians along the way - many quite good - but the piano music that was coxing us along was exceptional.
Maybe it was the flying gloved fingers that made the magical music so arresting.
Or the rolling miniture, well-tuned piano and lyrical music that seemed so out of sink with the old kitchen stool, the wooden foot stool, and the wild-haired musician that kept me mesmerized for so much longer that I would have imagined.

The theme of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show was 'A Floral Symphony'. What a treat to find the music spilling out onto the streets below!



At February 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM , Blogger Kylee Baumle said...

I didn't know you did a little video of him! Wasn't he amazing?? That was such fun walking through Pike Place Market with you. I loved every moment of it, from the fish-throwing to the gum wall to meeting Rainn Wilson's mom, to drooling over all the gorgeous jewelry, to the delicious fruits, and the pink umbrellas! We made a memory, we did. Love you, Barbara! <3

At February 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM , Blogger Kylee Baumle said...

Look what I found:

Piano Man Johnny Hahn

At February 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Oh, Kylee, thank-you! I love that this Piano man can be named!

At February 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM , Anonymous Chris said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. Wonderful little clip... We never know what small joys lies just around the corner....

At February 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Bren Haas said...

Was great to see you, Kylee and Louise at the #NWFGS. This is a wonderful video of the 'piano man'. Thank you for sharing because I didn't have time to adventure out of the Garden Show this year.

At February 15, 2012 at 3:16 PM , Anonymous Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand said...

Wonderful share thank you I enjoyed your video and Kylee link!

At February 17, 2012 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Carolyn ♥ said...

That was... delightful! And I loved the story behind the story in the link.


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