Friday, September 28, 2007


I was trying to go for some atypical (at least for me) shots of these flowers. I think these qualify.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Grey Evening

A very grey pre-rain evening at Alki. Summer's over, and once again, the beach belongs to the locals! (It's good to be local.)
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Ornamental Grass

This grass is growing outside of my "dream house" at the west end of the Alki Beach walkway. It's so plush and lovely. Like shag carpet on a stick!
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Leafy Goodness

I like the variety.

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Going To Seed

The flowers are long gone, but look at what's left behind:
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Another Sunflower

This sunflower is growing at the end of someone's driveway a few blocks from our house. This is a short variety of sunflower, so I actually had to get "down on bended knee" to snap this shot. But I like it. Well-worth a deep knee bend.
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Sunflower Detail

This sunflower is growing down the alley near our house. It's seen better days, but now that it's kind of collapsed onto itself a little bit, it's at the perfect height for a "vertically challenged" person such as myself to get some good shots.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Party: Salad 2

Cashew and sesame noodles. Also made by Cory for her party.
Not pictured, the cucumber and feta salad that was semi-forgotten in the fridge during my "photo shoot," and the not-very-photogenic, but oh-so-delicious garbanzo bean and roasted red pepper salad with pinenut dressing. YUM. YUM. YUM. (That was my favorite.) Good job, Cory--you throw yourself a heck of a party!
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Party: Salad 1

Bread salad with heirloom tomatoes, basil and corn.
This was one of four salads made by Cory for her party.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Did I Mention The Waffles?

As you can see, Eve really liked the waffles too.
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I took this picture at Cory's on Sunday after breakfast. The most luxurious breakfast ever: Blueberry waffles topped with Cory's homemade ice creams (leftover from the night before) coffee and a bottle of Roederer Estate sparkling wine.

But back to the spoon--I liked the way it caught the reflection of the dining room ceiling--especially the chandelier.
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This was on Cory's kitchen table. So lovely backlit by the sun.
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Party: Appetizers

Square platter: White bean, roasted garlic and rosemary spread with rosemary crackers
Green platter: Smoked salmon spread with Spanish olive oil crackers
(These were my contribution to the party...the spreads, not the platters!)
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Road Trip!

Saturday, September 15th, Becky and Charles picked me up and we headed down to Portland for Cory's 40th birthday shindig. Unfortunately we had to contend with a giant convoy of trucks trying to raise money for the Special Olympics. We have nothing against Special Olympics, but we have everything against a giant convoy of trucks that kept getting in our way. (Especially when I was looking very forward to the next rest stop-if you know what I mean.) Arggh. Anyway, I took a picture of our car - if you click on the picture you'll be able to see our little blue Subaru in the middle of the big rig's hub.
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Evan's Awake

After his brief catnap walking through the Sculpture Park, Evan got a little more lively once we were hanging out in the pavilion.
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More From The Sculpture Park

I don't know if you can see it all that well, but I took this picture because of the seagull perched atop the right wing of the eagle on the P.I. sign. Take that, eagle!

I took this picture not because I wanted a shot of this guy out smoking, but because I liked the way the sky and clouds look, both the real ones and the reflections on the building.
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Labor Day

On Labor Day, I went to the Sculpture Park with Leslie, Heather and Evan. Here are three pictures that show Evan's various levels of interest in sculpture.
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Sunset on My Neighbor's Windows

I took this shot a few weeks ago, when it was still warm enough to have windows open. I often use their windows to gauge how beautiful the sunset is, since we don't really have an unobstructed view of it from our house. If it looks good, I'll peek my head out the front door to see it for myself.
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