Eat with your eyes.
My Grandmother Beatrice always said “Eat with your eyes.”
I stop hereÂ for a treat whenever I visit Edison because the food and coffee is consistently wonderful. However, Â I’m also drawn to the style of thisÂ cafe. It isÂ so smart, always fresh flowers, interesting decor items, casual and chic.Â
You can debate if it really is possibleÂ to eat with your eyes; butÂ everyone who has had the pleasure ofÂ seeing this cafe and eating here will agree thatÂ it’s impossible toÂ leave hungry. Edison, WA, USA
A perfect transition captured in paint.
As I looked at this beautiful home, I noticed that the paint colors made a perfect, clean and graceful transition from the earth to the sky. Note the oriel window on the left. Edison, WA, USA
“Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower” …Wordsworth
As I was driving into Edison, this home caught my eye. The owners reported that when the purchased this home (from the granddaughter heiress to the Hoover vacuum fortune) the property had been all cow pasture.
The home and the garden look so well together it would seem as if it was a long-established garden, but that can’t be the case because the owners are rather youthful. Chalk it up to good design and plenty of hard work. The quality of the plantings and the stewardship of this property is truly top-notch. What a wonderful introduction to Edison! Edison WA, USA
My new favorite porch
Fascinating wraparound porch design. Note the room in the porch with chamfered windows, the fish scale shingle work and the attractive spindle fretwork. Eastlake, Seattle, WA,USA
I’m excitedÂ to have exclusive photographic access to this originalÂ unrestored 1866 Georgian structure. Come on along with me and take a look…
Colonel Granville O. Haller House
Original Holophane gas porch light
Exceptional surface mount locksets
Faux wood grain paint work
Colonel Haller was a career military manÂ fighting in the Seminole War in Florida, The Mexican-American War and the Civil War. His military career came to an abrupt end when he was dismissed on the accusationÂ of disloyaltyÂ for making a toast in his tent that was disparaging of President Lincoln. After 16 years of lobbying he was able to getÂ his dismissal reviewed and he was reinstated as a colonel. Haller Lake in Seattle is named after him. Coupeville, WA, USA