First day in Seattle was all about the poetry chapbooks (sort of). We went to see Mary Shea a friend of Jill’s oldest friend in Ann Arbor, Jean and the person responsible for a lot of the cover designs and placement of illustrations in the books. Mary had provided the cover art and some interior drawings for Jill’s most recent chapbook. We had not met her before but enjoyed her company very much. After a light lunch and a walk around her neighborhood, I had to earn my keep by taking photos of her art work likely to be part of the cover of the next poetry book. On the way back to where we were staying, I detoured to try some photos in the University Arboretum.
Our adventures finished with a great, relaxed day in the company of Jill’s youngest nephew, Alex. He is obviously now immune to the the traffic in the Seattle area, and was happy to drive us to the coast to cool off and have lunch in La Conner, and then all the way done to the hotel by the airport we had booked to overnight and be off to a simple start to the trip home the next day. Alex has done a lot of ceramics in his time, and we had a fascinating visit to the Museum of Northwest Art. As we were starting out from La Conner we drove up Little Mountain Park for the views.