Sun-dappled, Magnusen Park

The instructor in our manners lessons said, "Emphasize the good, and distract from the difficult." Reward Tucker with a treat to keep him from sniffing every tree on the block.  The same concept applies to massage.  Emphasize comforting sensations to distract from the distraction of the momentarily intense sharp spot. 

Netting material on pear trees resemble the connective sheet of the fascia of the body -  flexible and draping over the architecture of the pear tree's canopy.
Modest pear trees, Magnusen Park.

"What dreadful hot weather we have!  It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance." 
-Jane Austen, letter, Sept. 18, 1796

Tucker & Zucky - elegant & in the shade on a hot day.

The cherry now


"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough...."
-A.E. Housman
Thank you, Lake City Farmer's Market, June-Sept, Thursdays 3-7pm. seattlefarmersmarkets.org