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!