Monday, July 31, 2006

Becky's Cabbage Salad
Step one:
Toast 1/3 cup sesame seeds (I used black and white ones), 1/3 cup pinenuts and 1/3 cup slivered almonds.

Step two:
Chop one head cabbage

Step three: (not shown) heat 1/2 cup soy sauce with 2 teaspoons sugar until sugar dissolves. Mix with 1/2 cup olive oil. Shake. (This is too much dressing, so you can use half now and half the next time you make the salad.)
Step four: Toss the dressing over the other ingredients. Let sit for about an hour before serving, and add a few drops of sesame oil immediately prior to serving.

It's light and crunchy and delicious. Posted by Picasa
Beach Sculpture/Intentional Pile
This was from my long walk on Friday. What looked like an unusual pile of seaweed from a distance in fact turned out to be an extremely intentional pile of seaweed (and other flotsam and jetsam) upon further inspection.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Car Wash!
I LOVE going through the car wash. (Dave's new car seemed to like it too.)

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Butterflies & Blooms
Our company picnic was at Woodland Park Zoo yesterday. I brought my "family:" Dave, Mike and Juliet. These pictures were all taken in the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit.

Mike, Juliet and Dave posing:

Butterfly on Dave:

Butterfly on Mike:

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Words Of The Day...

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Move Over Gene Simmons...
Guess who had a blue lollipop after dinner tonight...

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Beach Cottage
I was glad to notice on my walk today that there really are quite a few beach cottages left on Alki. I guess when I'm going past on the bus, the giant luxury condos are easier to spot. But this is one of the cottages that is an obvious (and colorful) exception. These floats on their deck railing really make it stand out.

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Day Off...Death March
I took the day off today. I left the house at 6:00 a.m. and walked along the beach to Jack Block Park (and back). Returned home at 8:45 a.m. I think it's about a little over 5 miles roundtrip. (I didn't just walk to the park, but through it.) It seemed like a long walk home. I needed some coffee. But now I'm home AND I have coffee. Life is good.

Seagull keeping an eye on maritime traffic:

Gaggle of Canada Geese on patrol:

Ocean barge in Elliott Bay:

Salmon season is open. There are a ton of fisherman filling the bay: Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Foggy Morning
Fog cloaked Bainbridge this morning, making for some pretty shots from the bus stop. The sun is also rising later and later, allowing for some more color in the morning sky.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Dewy Gladiola
I love the color of this one. It's starting to poke above the fence of a yard that's on my route to the bus stop in the morning.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Only The Shadow Knows...
One unexpected by-product of all the heat and sunlight we've had lately...interesting shadows around the neighborhood...

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This is one of our neighbors' hostas. I think it looks nice in black and white. Posted by Picasa