Door to door, I drove from Langley to Georgetown, including the ferry crossing, in only one hour. It usually takes at least an hour and a half. The ferry was half as full. The ferry workers wore bright blue gloves, which I find a bit creepy (anyone who has seen Firefly understands).
The Space Needle was dark. It had closed, so the top levels were totally black. They also turned the exterior lights down, so that the normally vivid white exterior was difficult to make out. If I hadn't been driving, I'd have a picture to share. It was quite shocking.
John Richards of 90.3 KEXP played Hans Zimmer.
The waning half moon was rising just above the Cascades, and was a unique pumpkin orange. Both Jupiter and Mars sat just above the crescent, together guiding me into the sleepy city.
I don't get off the island that often except for our weekly, 5 AM flower run in the off-season. The Seattle Wholesale Growers Market Co-op supplies the Seattle metro area with seasonal, west-coast grown flowers from small, family farms throughout the year. Whatever we can't supply from our farm or other Whidbey growers we source from farms located in California, Oregon and Washington.
This is how we get our roses & other flower shop staples year round. It's a fantastic place, full of vibrant color and bustling activity, especially in the wedding season. It was pretty quiet today. Pretty much every wedding has been canceled through the end of April. The global floral industry is in free-fall. The local floral industry is adapting, like us, to the new reality.