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Kestrel in two poses

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:01:50 +0000

On a late afternoon walk I’d tried twice to get a shot of a harrier hawk and both times it took off before I could do the deed. I was dejected by the time we got home until DH pointed out this kestrel on the wire in front of our house. It was growing dark. … Continue reading "Kestrel in two poses"

Eagle spotting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:01:29 +0000

If eagles are around this tree is a reliable place to find them. I was in his sights but nonetheless this one tolerated the annoyance. They’re not here year round which makes it more exciting to find them.

Snow day

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:01:58 +0000

It snowed yesterday, even at low altitudes. Fine by me. I’ve got the flu. I’m not going anywhere. The steady march of spring may be slowed.

Grey barn

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:01:40 +0000

This huge barn is hidden behind a beautiful old farmhouse, almost hidden by trees and shrubs that are bare this time of year. It looks to be in very good shape and seems to have an active working life.


Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:01:07 +0000

This fence is at one of the far corners of Olympic Game Farm, one of Sequim’s tourist attractions. It’s a drive through animal park populated originally with captive animals used in Walt Disney wildlife movies. Other in-need wildlife has also come to call the Game Farm home in recent years.

Scenic Skagit

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:01:59 +0000

They grow a lot of blueberries in the Skagit Valley. And, in winter, the bushes look red. Is there some sort of color logic in that?

The enforcer

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:01:42 +0000

Keep your dog on leash. They mean it.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:01:23 +0000

If you’ve been out and about lately it’s hard to miss: Valentine’s Day. Safeway was all decked out and ready to go yesterday. Kristi, the floral manager, has outdone herself. She’s got your sweetie covered if you’re looking for a little something. If flowers don’t do it, there are balloons and more balloons. And candy. … Continue reading "Happy Valentine’s Day!"

The new bridge

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:01:25 +0000

One of our main thoroughfares, Old Olympic Highway, has been closed to traffic for months. An old, narrow bridge over a creek was removed, the roadway was widened, and a new bridge is going in. Those of us who regularly use Old Olympic have to reroute, impatiently awaiting completion of the work. After rain delays … Continue reading "The new bridge"

Rest in peace, Sunnfjord

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:01:00 +0000

I posted photos of the fishing vessel Sunnfjord twice last summer. I happened upon her in the boatyard in Port Townsend as she was getting spruced up. I posted the above shot in August. This is how she looked last June. Our local Peninsula Daily News reported early this month that Sunnfjord sank on January … Continue reading "Rest in peace, Sunnfjord"

Two white goats

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:01:35 +0000

There is a pair of beautiful goats living in an enclosure on the way to Sunny Farms Market. I’ve planned for months to get a picture of them; last week they were sweetly posed, perched on a pair of boxes. I pulled the car over. As I headed toward them so did a woman walking … Continue reading "Two white goats"

Backyard birding

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:01:03 +0000

A great blue heron visited us yesterday morning. It was the first time we’ve seen one on our property. It hunted intently for a while and then perched majestically on our septic mound, surveying the landscape. It was some distance from our house. I still have to work on focusing with my big zoom lens. … Continue reading "Backyard birding"

Winter eagle

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:01:47 +0000

I haven’t posted an eagle shot for a while. Have I mentioned that I saw only one bald eagle in all my years in California? It was very distant, across a valley, a tiny speck in my binoculars. After nearly eight years here I still get excited at every sighting.


Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:01:54 +0000

That voice could make life sound elevated even if I were covered in mud, digging up weeds.

Hull house

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:01:39 +0000

This unusual house is perched above the main street of LaConner, the sweet little city where we stayed during our trip to the Skagit Valley last month. I suppose this might be one of those marital compromises: he wanted to live aboard a boat; she wanted to stay on solid ground. In any case they … Continue reading "Hull house"

Back to the one dollar house

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:01:28 +0000

I was in the neighborhood recently and checked on the progress of the “one dollar house,” a 1916 Sears kit house that was purchased for one dollar and moved to Sequim last October. It came by barge, then pulled by truck up a hill and along local roads to the site shown above. Click here … Continue reading "Back to the one dollar house"

Winter foliage

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:01:06 +0000

A California friend sent a beauty shot of a blooming daffodil the other day. Ours are a long way from blossoming. Even struggling bursts like this look bright these days. I’m looking forward to the colors of spring.

Bumper sticker politics

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:01:07 +0000

We live in a divided country here.

Bird auditions

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:01:08 +0000

Looking for birds for starring role on local photo blog. Key requisite: stay still long enough for vanity shot. Cool, beautiful birds welcome. Cooperative sparrow will do fine.

May sky

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:01:43 +0000

Here’s a springtime sky view. I’m looking forward to seeing another view like this again soon. Grey seems a popular color scheme these days.

Theme Day: Tired

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:01:49 +0000

Today’s theme, “tired,” fits yours truly. It was finally time to get a new computer. Upgrade the antique software. Pare down the bloated photo library, then pare more. Still paring. Move the library into the new computer. Begin the fits and starts climb to attempt mastery of new software. I’m not there yet. The object … Continue reading "Theme Day: Tired"

Home of the Shires

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:01:53 +0000

+ This is the farm where my favorite Shire draught horses live and work. You can see these beautiful horses here, here, here, and here.

The weather vane

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:01:17 +0000

I’ve seen roosters and ships, even pigs. I’m pretty sure this is the first vegetarian weather vane I’ve ever seen. It was another sighting on my trip to the Skagit Valley this month.

The fisherman

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:01:58 +0000

This old wooden sculpture looks like it’s been around a long, long time. That’s a fishing net in his right hand.

Sunday spire

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 08:01:50 +0000

I shot this church spire several times while we were in the Skagit Valley. Finally, on our last morning, the light cooperated.

Walkin’ the dog

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:01:33 +0000

This little munchkin was walking her pet dog in Costco last weekend. Mom and Dad were nearby. The pup appears to be very well behaved.

Pussy willows

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:01:20 +0000

One of my favorite early signs of spring. And never, ever too soon.


Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:01:59 +0000

Here’s another shot to confirm continuing progress on two new retail shops coming to town: Michael’s and Ulta. Michael’s sells crafts, Ulta sells cosmetics and those sorts of girly things. Though the cocoon on the shop to the left has come down, a butterfly has yet to emerge. Click here to look back on the … Continue reading "Cocooning"

Since you asked…

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:01:53 +0000

The vanity license plate says “7 MPG.” I think we might safely assume that someone is regularly asked about gas mileage with this humongous car.

Away from home: The Porter cabin

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:01:42 +0000

This little cabin is located next to the Skagit River in a park in Rockport. It was built in the late 1800s by Tom Porter, a settler who filed a timber claim on the river; the cabin says a lot about “simpler times.” Porter felled two large cedar trees by hand with a friend and … Continue reading "Away from home: The Porter cabin"

Away from home: The River

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:01:17 +0000

A friend asked why I haven’t shown more photos of the Skagit River. Simple reason is that I didn’t take too many. Those low clouds you see? It was wet. When I wasn’t training my camera on eagles I was wiping my camera off, trying to keep it dry. Its snazzy new rain hood had … Continue reading "Away from home: The River"

Away from home: Eagle watching

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:01:06 +0000

The Skagit River area is the nexus for North America’s largest eagle migration. While they are resident in western Washington year round, eagle numbers swell as migrants head south from Alaska and feed on salmon runs in the Skagit River. Our three hour trip on the Skagit River promised a front row seat on this … Continue reading "Away from home: Eagle watching"

Away from home: Skagit River

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:01:11 +0000

One of the chief reasons we went on a winter birding trip to the Skagit Valley was to take a trip on the Skagit River to view migrating eagles. We knew weather in January was likely to be, well, weather in January. In Washington state that usually includes precipitation. And it did. We were glad … Continue reading "Away from home: Skagit River"

Away from home: Great blue herons

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:01:27 +0000

We have great blue herons in Sequim but I was tickled with several unobstructed views that I had on our recent visit to the Skagit Valley. This fellow was perched in a tree; by the time I caught him in my lens he’d taken off directly overhead. This one gave me a rather pleasing vanity … Continue reading "Away from home: Great blue herons"

Away from home: Skagit swans 3

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:01:23 +0000

One of the most impressive views of the Skagit Valley migrating birds are the great masses of them when a flock takes flight. Camera in hand, I only caught a few here and there. The best I managed was here. However many are in the air I find swans beautiful and elegant and often their … Continue reading "Away from home: Skagit swans 3"

Away from home: Skagit swans 1

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:01:31 +0000

Smaller flocks of trumpeter swans that gathered nearer to roads in the Skagit Valley permitted closer shots. Some foraged in grass, others in the muddy fallow fields. Maybe it’s common among swans but I was impressed with this one’s version of swan yoga. Maybe it was sick of standing in mud but if this isn’t … Continue reading "Away from home: Skagit swans 1"

Away from home: Skagit snow geese

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:01:21 +0000

The Skagit Valley, about a 3 hour drive east of Sequim (including a ferry ride), is a winter birding hotspot. I’d seen terrific photos and videos of great masses of snow geese and swans in the flooded agricultural fields. It seemed a practical way to see what I could learn about shooting birds by paying … Continue reading "Away from home: Skagit snow geese"

Away from home

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:01:28 +0000

We took a short winter trip to the Skagit Valley recently. It is an agricultural region north of Seattle. In the spring there are vast fields of tulips and daffodils and other crops. In the winter many flooded fields are temporary homes to migrating birds. We went bird hunting but also enjoyed the beauty of … Continue reading "Away from home"

Knock knock

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:01:31 +0000

I was trying to photograph a fence and kept hearing branches rattling. “Am I knocking into something?” I wondered. I moved over. Kept hearing it. I’m embarrassed to admit how long it took me to look up and find this downy woodpecker.

Duck raft

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:01:36 +0000

It was a very windy day at Dungeness Bay. I saw a grey mass bobbing in the bay. When I zoomed in I discovered ducks…dozens and dozens of them. You know, uhm, birds of a feather and all that.

Unique mailbox

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:01:59 +0000

DH’s keen eye caught this variation on a mailbox as we zipped by. I’m glad we went back. Recognize it? It’s an old cement mixer.

Sick of swans yet?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:01:52 +0000

I hope you’re not sick of swans yet. If the photography gods are smiling you may see more of them, and other migrants, soon.

Corduroy field

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:01:25 +0000

I love the winter effect of a shorn field.

Don’t blink

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:01:34 +0000

My new zoom let me look this guy in the eye. Very cool. It’s a belted kingfisher.

On Holland Road

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:01:45 +0000

Holland Road is always visually interesting. The road runs like a long ribbon, edged with trees and foliage. Throw in a walker with a big umbrella and it’s worth pulling over to take a shot.

Abstract branches

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 08:01:19 +0000

Give me a little sunshine and almost anything looks interesting when I look skyward.

Disturbed ducks

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 08:01:09 +0000

Poor ducks. They were just trying to have a quiet moment. Then I came along.


Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:01:14 +0000

Houses here don’t commonly have roof tiles. These tiles really popped against the blue sky.

Which is its better side?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:01:24 +0000

Here are a couple of eagle shots to kick off the new year. You could probably call these vanity shots since this bird graciously showed me profiles from either side.

Eye candy in 2017

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:01:04 +0000

This shot popped up as a favorite from 2017.

Lavender in 2017

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:01:49 +0000

Sequim is synonymous with lavender and the views are gorgeous in mid-summer when it’s in bloom. We had a good year in 2017. You can buy lavender here in many forms. This fragrant herb can produce happy moments.

Theme Day: Photo of the Year

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 08:01:30 +0000

This year I’ll attempt decisiveness. This is my favorite photo of the year. There. I’ve said it. To see other City Daily Photo favorites from 2017, click here. To see a few other shots I took and liked in 2017, come back over the next couple of days.

Winter wishes

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:01:56 +0000

It’s time for a winter break. I’ll be back in January. In the meantime, enjoy your holidays, be it Christmas, a belated Hanukkah, or whatever else you may choose to celebrate. Warm best wishes. See you next year.

Bufflehead is not a pejorative here

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:01:06 +0000

Buffleheads are another sort of duck that I can see now with my new zoom lens. These migrants visit us in winter. Here’s a female. The male is more striking but I wasn’t able to get as good a shot as I’d have liked.

Winter barren

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:01:03 +0000

The weather’s been gloomy lately. Many areas got snow early yesterday. Here, at lower altitudes, it was rain and more rain. After today the days will start getting longer again. Not a moment too soon. Happy Winter Solstice!

Just ducky

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:01:27 +0000

My new zoom lens helps me get a better bead on the many ducks around here. This, for instance, is a hooded merganser. They’re a fairly common year round resident but not a duck I’ve photographed before. Their stripes and bright contrasts make a pair of them look almost like an abstract. This mini fleet … Continue reading "Just ducky"

Ho, ho, ho

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:01:42 +0000

Christmas isn’t quite Christmas without your traditional holiday Darth Vader, don’t you think? On the bow of your boat, of course.

Swans again

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:01:48 +0000

I found more Trumpeter Swans again yesterday, a couple small flocks in areas where I’ve seen them before. Most were at a great distance but these two were closer, and more obliging.


Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:01:35 +0000

I’m sure they’re not new in the landscape but I haven’t noticed these tiny mushrooms before. They’re no more than an inch (2.5 cm) and look like little flowers. Cute, but as much as I like mushrooms I’m not about to taste test.

December blue

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:01:46 +0000

Rain was forecast yesterday. We got a tiny bit in the wee hours of the morning but we actually had patches of blue sky during the day. No complaints from here.

Blyn ablaze

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:01:49 +0000

The tiny community of Blyn, located at the head of Sequim Bay, is the center of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, which owns the community and operates its tribal activities there. At this time each year the landscape is a breathtaking wonderland as miniature lights are tightly woven onto trees and shrubs along the highway and … Continue reading "Blyn ablaze"

Trumpeter swans

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:01:14 +0000

In recent winters I’ve been delighted to find small flocks of trumpeter swans foraging in open fields. I started searching a few weeks ago. Last week a few of them showed up for a day near the Dungeness River. It was late in the day, shooting into the sun, at a distance. Not optimum. But … Continue reading "Trumpeter swans"

Horse housing

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:38:15 +0000

Most of the barns I’ve seen around here house typical farming activities or have been converted to other uses. But horses live here too and some of them are housed nicely, as it appears here.

Discovery Trail Farm

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:01:20 +0000

There’s an interesting looking building not far from Kitchen Dick Road. (Yes, I know. Funny name. It’s taken from two regional pioneer family names, Kitchen and Dick.) It’s another one of those places that blends into the scenery until someone like a Dear Husband says, “Did you see the airplane in that building?” “A what?” … Continue reading "Discovery Trail Farm"


Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:01:35 +0000

This sweet piece of property is within walking distance of much of Sequim’s retail, Walmart, Home Depot, and other businesses. Not far away is a small housing subdivision. I suspect it’s one of Sequim’s heritage farms with at least 5-10 acres of land. A good part of the year there is at least a few … Continue reading "Sold!"

Nobody’s home

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:01:39 +0000

The bird’s nest caught my eye. The day was dark, colorless, and gloomy. Everything came out black. So I goofed around with Photoshop Elements and came up with this. The pattern is interesting and you can actually see the nest. Thank you, Photoshop!

Holiday Lane

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:01:05 +0000

We recently went to Diamond Point, a little community located on the east side of Sequim Bay. Diamond Point Road serves as the main road into most of area. This time of year it becomes “Holiday Lane.” Trees and shrubs all along the road are festooned with Christmas tree ornaments. Large and small, grouped and … Continue reading "Holiday Lane"

Coming right along

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:45:43 +0000

Michael’s and Ulta are coming to town, two retail biggies. I’ve shown you the progress on their building here and here. It was originally announced that they will open next spring. It looks like they’re probably on schedule.

December rose

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:01:37 +0000

There I was thinking the rose I found last month was the last of them. I found this one the other day. Need I mention we’ve had snow and countless nights of frost? I’m reevaluating my opinion of the frailty of roses.

Two bridges

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:01:56 +0000

This quiet beauty is nestled behind two unassuming homes. I hate to admit how many times I’ve driven past this scene and never fully taken it in.

Update on the one dollar house

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:01:36 +0000

I first told you about the one dollar house here, in October. I didn’t want to miss too much of its story so I returned to its new, permanent location last Saturday for an fresh look. As far as I could see it’s now sitting squarely on a solid foundation, including a base for its … Continue reading "Update on the one dollar house"

Banking on snow

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:01:31 +0000

The snowline on the Olympic Mountains has crept lower lately. Usually this is transient and the lower reaches — down to about 2,000 feet (roughly 610 meters) — don’t stay blanketed for long. But the upper mountains are building up a substantial snowpack. For this time of year it’s the highest in any of Washington … Continue reading "Banking on snow"

Dumb clucks

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:01:31 +0000

I was busily making Christmas cards with my crafty buddies the other day when we heard a ruckus outside. “Ducks? Do I hear ducks?” said Maribeth. We threw open the door in time to see a big flock of guinea fowl scurry past and disappear around the side of the building. But we also heard … Continue reading "Dumb clucks"

Poking around

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:01:28 +0000

The weather’s been poor and I haven’t made time to get out with the camera. It’s time to dig through my photos and see what I’ve got. This shot fit the searching theme.

Theme Day: Gift

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:01:12 +0000

Not all gifts are classifiable, wrapped, in a box. The longer I live the more I recognize the subtle, intangible gifts that come from an appreciated life. Everything I’d miss if it were suddenly gone. Everything missed by those I’ve known and loved who are now gone. Gifts innumerable. To see how other City Daily … Continue reading "Theme Day: Gift"

Red and standing

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:01:44 +0000

This has all the earmarks of a classic: the monitor profile, red color, the trim. It’s still even in good working condition.

Whimsical Woods

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:01:44 +0000

“Did you see those birdhouses?” asked DH as we drove past. Me: “What birdhouses?” “Back there! Go back!” Which we did. There were birdhouses, bird feeders, and gnome homes, all beyond a sign for “Whimsical Woods.” It was quite an interesting selection of little logs and twigs crafted into dwellings of one sort or another. … Continue reading "Whimsical Woods"

Really…not yet…

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:01:02 +0000

I guess it’s time to start thinking about holiday decorations. They’ve certainly been in the stores long enough. I saw everything in today’s post in October at Home Depot, while I was photographing Halloween creatures. While you’re decorating don’t forget the traditional Christmas dragon.

The enigma barn again

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:01:23 +0000

My new, bigger lens (now affectionately known as “Zookie”) has allowed me a closer look at a barn that I’ve been watching for quite a while now. I first posted a more distant shot here in 2012. I took another look at it earlier this year, here, but wasn’t able to zoom in quite as … Continue reading "The enigma barn again"

Summer light

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:01:40 +0000

This shot at Butchart Gardens took on an almost painterly mood. There are no editing effects here.

Fuschia fairies

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:01:56 +0000

Fuschias are one of the magical flowers I remember from my childhood. They grow beautifully in California but are less abundant because of our colder winters in Washington state. They are massed in profusion at Butchart Gardens but this dainty pair caught my eye.

Autumn break

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:01:42 +0000

I’m taking a break from autumn. I’ve decided to revisit summer. And since I really like flowers I’ll be posting a few flower shots from my August visit to Butchart Gardens over the next several days. A brief visual vacation.


Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:01:25 +0000

Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. There’s a lot I’d change in the world today but that doesn’t stop me from being deeply grateful for all I’m able to have and do, or from feeling blessed. I wish for equal blessings in your life and, most especially, in your heart, where it really counts.

Fence detail

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:01:27 +0000

It’s easy to overlook a fence like this but it really does deserve attention. A lot of detail goes into making those flourishes at the top of those boards. This one has been around a while. I wonder who might take the time to do this anymore.

Now you see it

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:01:11 +0000

There are several bird feeders outside the window of one of our vet’s exam rooms. This hummingbird was ready to bolt if I moved another muscle…and it did, the second I tried for another shot.

November rose

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:01:08 +0000

This rose gets top billing today because I thought all the roses around here were long gone. “Au contraire!” said this one last Thursday.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a…

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:01:21 +0000

…flying woman?? Can you see her? Well, if not, aren’t the clouds pretty?

New park entrance

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:01:59 +0000

A new entrance road into Carrie Blake Park opened late last month. The road is just south of the previous entrance and was moved to improve flow in Bell Creek and eliminate flooding. It runs between the Sequim Skate Park and Trinity United Methodist Church. The new road leads to the Guy Cole Convention Center … Continue reading "New park entrance"


Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:01:44 +0000

Summer’s over. Harvested hay is packed away for deployment until supplies are replenished next year.

Simple shed

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:01:39 +0000

This is more a shed than a barn. But I like its simplicity. And the day was wet and gloomy so the shot became a black and white image. The more grey it gets outside the more I’m likely to make that my go-to this season.

Lighthouse backdrop

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:01:56 +0000

Mount Baker looms almost like a mirage behind the New Dungeness Light Station in this shot I took late last month. Baker is part of the Cascade Mountain chain that creates a mountainous north-south spine in Washington State. It is east of Puget Sound and the range frequently isn’t visible from Sequim.


Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:01:21 +0000

I’ve featured this barn before. But this time I found a better spot to pull over and take a shot. It’s hard to resist a closer view.

Before the storm

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:01:42 +0000

We joke that we could happily sit in front of our window, eat popcorn, and watch as the mountains change throughout the day. Case in point: within about 15 minutes of this shot the mountains were hidden behind clouds and it was raining.

That’s what they say

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:01:37 +0000

This is on a wall at Stymie’s Restaurant. It’s referring to the locations of the mens’ and womens’ rooms beyond the wall. Really.

Flight training

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:01:07 +0000

Canada geese are honking up a storm these days as big flocks make their way across the sky, first headed in one direction, then turning back. At first they’re unsynchronized, scattered, raucous. But as they turn and regroup they gradually string out and slowly, gradually a vague wedge is formed. Clearly, those distinctive “V” formations … Continue reading "Flight training"


Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:01:41 +0000

Veteran’s Day is celebrated today in the U.S. It is a day to thank and remember veterans and those who are currently serving in our armed forces. They have given much to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. And I pray that we never take those rights for granted.

Monitor barn

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:01:50 +0000

This barn had a dusting of our recent snow. And it appeared to be growing out of the brambles that surround it.

Return engagement?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:01:03 +0000

I may have posted a shot of this barn before. I’m not sure. But there it was. And there I was.

No turning back now

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:01:17 +0000

I came across this sunflower a couple of weeks ago. Doesn’t it seem to be mourning the end of summer?

Jack Frost arrives

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:01:39 +0000

Winter arrived early. Last week, in fact. It snowed early Friday morning, all the way down to sea level, though most lowlanders got a mere dusting. And it snowed again on Sunday morning. The mountains are well dusted. A friend tells me that this is the earliest Sequim has gotten snow in 45 years. Whether … Continue reading "Jack Frost arrives"