Escape

I’m Back!

After struggling to keep up with my blog for several months, I had to admit defeat and step away for a time.  But, I'm happy to report that I've successfully completed another quarter, and I'm taking the summer off!  No more teachers, no more books.... So, back to blogging!  There's a lot I want to …

Thoughts on Love

  Love is an explosion of life and beautiful expectation. Every second is quiet rapture.  The wrong person can elicit feelings of trepidation.  While it's good to take chances, not every threshold is meant to be crossed. There are some people I'll love my whole life, no matter how many years pass and no matter what rises and falls …

More Fun with Corks

My four-day weekend has officially begun!  First order of business - catch up on photo editing.  I need to finish the cork photos from Trisha's house last week.  I love the natural color of the outdoor shots, but I'm thinking about using a sepia tone for some of the indoor.  To me, there's a nostalgic feeling that accompanies …

Mount Baker

Yesterday I went in search of a great view of Mount Baker.    After driving down many Whatcom County roads, I finally found what I was looking for!   You wouldn't know if from the picture, but I nearly lost some phalanges it was so cold outside!  I can't complain too much, considering half the country is …

Cork Photo Shoot

My friend Trisha has a wonderful tradition.   When she shares a bottle of wine with someone special, she and that other person (or people) sign the cork and date it.   Over the years, she's accumulated a plethora of corks and signatures that I thought would be fun to photograph.   The photo above is one of many I captured …

Boat Textures

Driving down Squalicum Parkway, Jen spotted this boat.  The problem was, the old boat was behind a big fence.  So, how do you capture an image of something when you have a chain link fence in the way?  You put the lens against the square with the most interesting view and click away.  No, you can't …

Submersion

Abby Garden Team Room is, as my regular readers know, a favorite lunch spot.   When Andy dunked the sugar into his PG Tips this afternoon, I thought it would be interesting to get a submersion shot.  Here's what I got...