Sights to See in Seattle

Sights to See in Seattle Soon–for immigrants, long-time residents, and visitors: The West Seattle Bee Garden at Highpoint

Walk the garden. See the hives. Learn of the importance of bees. (For example, bumblebees are the only bees to pollinate potatoes. Without them would we have potatoes?) Read about keeping a garden attractive to bees.Signs are in English, Vietnamese, Somali, and Cambodian. The garden sits in High Point Commons Park by the High Point Neighborhood… Continue reading Sights to See in Seattle Soon–for immigrants, long-time residents, and visitors: The West Seattle Bee Garden at Highpoint

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Seattle Sights to See Now—for immigrants, long-time residents, and visitors: MOOD INDIGO

Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World, a wonderful show including indigo-dyed textiles from Africa and worker clothing from France and Japan at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. There is a fabulous new giant cloth sculpture hanging from the ceiling. You can walk into it and be surrounded by blue.… Continue reading Seattle Sights to See Now—for immigrants, long-time residents, and visitors: MOOD INDIGO

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Who Invented Memorial Day, and What does Memorial Day mean now?

The post office closes. Banks close. Schools take the day off. Stores mount sales. It is a national holiday.   On Memorial Day most families relax, maybe out of town because Memorial Day always falls on a Monday and gives us a three-day weekend. Most Americans plan for Memorial Day as they do for any… Continue reading Who Invented Memorial Day, and What does Memorial Day mean now?