Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Happy Earth Day. Here are some photos of walls in my neighborhood. Nothing to do with Earth Day.

Queen Anne is a steep hill and many of us living here garden on a slope with concrete retaining walls. I'll start with my favorite wall on the hill. (It is around the corner from Parson's Garden) On overcast days, of which we have many, the yellow color of this lichen is super saturated.

Some people paint their concrete and many of us try to cover it up by draping ground cover over the top. The white is a little startling in this grey colored city, but the purple is pretty.

Some people decorate their walls.

In some cases nature takes its course. I love this puff of unruliness.


  1. How very beautiful, each and every one. Stone in any form makes such a wonderful backdrop for flowers. :)

  2. Jean, Love your blog and your paintings. I now have an excuse to break my wheat free diet and head down to Macrina. One of the most delicious places in Seattle. Did the tulip painting sell already?? D.