Helen is just one of those little rays of sunshine that serves to make a nice day that much nicer. I started our day off by leading her to the wrong place to take photos (note to all: The Center for Urban Horticulture is not the same thing as the Arboretum) and rather than be impatient, she hopped in my car and braved traffic with me as we crawled in Seattle traffic to where we wanted to be. Of course she is amazing and is doing wonderful things with her life and is a fellow UW masters student and has the most beautiful, whimsical style to boot. She wanted photos that were bright and celebratory – we definitely got those, in no small part due to Helen’s happy self. I suppose the sun also had a part to play (bless).