I’ve been searching for a good chile rellano since I left California. I know, I know. The further north you get from the Mexican border the lower the odds of finding one. But I still try. Last week we went to Jose’s Famous Salsa on East Washington. All in all the food was good. Compared to most I’ve had the rellano wasn’t disappointing. In fact, it was pretty good and the salsa’s really good. I think I’ll return and try their tacos and tamales. But I may have to head south for what I’m craving…or break down and get cooking.

Inventor sculpture 1

I discovered some new sand sculpture in process last week on North Sequim Avenue. Sue McGrew, who recently completed a beautiful piece at the Arts in Action Festival in Port Angeles last month, was at work on this as I drove by.

Inventor sculpture 2

I don’t know the genesis of this piece but it looks to me like unique advertising for the law office behind it.

Update: The Peninsula Daily News has reported that this piece was commissioned by Jacques Dulin who is celebrating 50 years of patent law. Here’s a link to the article.

Civic Ctr Sept 14

The last time I showed you the new Sequim City Hall, in August, there really wasn’t much to show. Within days of that post the structural framework was erected, quickly defining the new building. The completed facility will be 34,000 square feet and will include both city administrative offices and the police station.

Civic Ctr Aug 14

So far there’s not much drama as the new Sequim City Hall begins to take shape. But compared to my first post last June, here, you can see progress. I was lucky to find an open gate that allowed me to avoid those nasty “through the cyclone fence” construction shots.

Civic Ctr 2 Aug 14

The foundation’s been poured and the blue coloring you see is insulation. The garden of upright piping, seen better in the top shot, is stubbing for plumbing and electrical.


Sometimes a public restroom is a very welcome sight. Yet they can run a real gamut of what constitutes “welcome” and a restroom. Though I haven’t gone in to inspect this one by all appearances Sequim has rolled out a rather nice welcome mat here.

Corner art

I read in the paper a couple of months ago that the City of Sequim had commissioned art to cover some of the utility vaults around town. The art here is from the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, more than likely Dale Faulstich, graphic artist and carver of totem poles. (I can’t find the article I clipped about this. How this could happen on my desk?)

As I aimed at the vault my husband pointed out the vintage “Henry J” driving past. Not familiar with this old timer? Click here for more details.

Corner art 2

This spot is in the heart of downtown. The Sequim Open Air Market is held here on Saturdays. In the distance is Pan d’Amore, our go-to for artisan breads, and to the right is Over the Fence, a source for home and garden decor.