Monday, January 28, 2008

Trio of Urchins

These were made by my friend Marcos. They live on a teak side table in our living room. I love them. And I miss him. So, Marcos, if you're reading this: I think it's time you came over for a visit!

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sunrise from the 56

Sadly, this was the only shot I took today. (On the bus on my way to work.) I had plans, big plans, to take pictures after I left the office this afternoon. Maybe get some shots of downtown and Pike Place with my new lens...but no. As soon as I logged off my computer at work, it started raining.

Keep your fingers crossed for tomorrow.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Seeing Red

Actually, I'm so tired, I'm not really seeing anything beyond a good night's sleep. I have been working a lot of overtime lately, which doesn't leave many (or actually any) daylight hours for me to photograph in. This picture is from the "archives" (back when the days were longer and/or I had more time). Maybe I'll have a chance to get out this weekend, if there's not too much rain/snow.

Wish me luck!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Congdon Corner

So here are the two new pieces, underneath another Lisa Congdon piece that I got awhile back. I love them. I think they look great in our humble abode!
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New Art

I hung our new pieces of art (thank you, Christmas funds) on Sunday. Two shadowboxes by Lisa Congdon.
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Just Another Alki Sunset

At around 5pm, bordering on freezing. By now--I'm guessing--officially freezing. Brrr.
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This poor pole's got a lot going on. I took this with my new wide angle lens. You'll have to bear with me while I get used to using it.
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I met George for lunch. Guess where?
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I find it very difficult to walk past this strip of needles and cones and not take a picture.

So here you go:
(This is across from Constellation Park.)
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Juliet's Sketch

Mike and Juliet came over on the afternoon of New Year's Eve to have some snacks and an early toast to 2008. While the rest of us were sitting around talking, Juliet was drawing.

First, Juliet posed the model:

This is her sketch:
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Sunday, January 13, 2008


Proof that I finally made it beyond the house today. It was a beautiful afternoon. You would have thought it was a summer day today, there were so many people down at the beach. Everyone was soaking up the sun (fully clothed) but still...people were definitely loading up on their vitamin D fix.

These are some details of peeling paint on various retaining walls along Alki and Beach Drive:

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One More Dispatch From the Kitchen Sink

These are my most colorful acquistions from Pike Place yesterday, rinsed off and resting comfortably in the sink:
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008


There has been a recent outpouring (OK, only three of you) of concern regarding my lack of recent posts. People, what can I tell you? With holiday preparations come and gone, our marathon viewing of the entire final season of The Sopranos watched over my four day New Year's weekend and weather that hasn't been very conducive to outdoor photography-I just haven't the opportunity to take many pictures lately. A case demonstrated by these few photos that I have managed to snap. Indoors. In my own kitchen. A soapy pan in the sink and some sunlight streaming through the dishwasher rack. Not too exciting. But that's how things have been. Hopefully I will have better luck this week/weekend...maybe I'll make it as far as the living room!

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