After weeks of rain (for which we were conveniently out of town), Seattle shone like a gem on this May weekend. Sunshine, 70 degrees, Pike Place Market humming with flying fish and lilacs that take your breath away.

But after all, what is a city but the people in it that make it special? Here are some of the “Whine” women who gather for fermented grapes and gossip once in a while. From the left, Wende Wahl, Terry Jones, me, Valerie Lynch, Ruth Wacker and Wendy Oliver crouching in the front. And yes, the Space Needle really does sprout from the top of my head.

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