Every Town has its Ghosts

Every Town has its Ghosts

Ghosts are good for business, and Port Townsend, Washington has its fair share of stories. Manresa Castle is haunted by a heartbroken woman, whose love never returned from the Great War, and a Jesuit priest. A Lady in White wanders the grounds of Point Wilson Lighthouse and is, allegedly, a bit of a snoop; she [...]

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Winter on Lake Padden

  This scene on Lake Padden (south of Bellingham, Washington - a place without snow) is winter to me: the naked trees, the fog, the way the neglected dock slopes into the water. What is winter like where you live?

Woodinville Lavender

When planning your winery tour of Woodinville this summer, add Woodinville Lavender farm to the itinerary. The fields are in full bloom and worth a stroll. My friend Sarah and I stopped by yesterday, and despite the scorching temperatures, we had fun clipping a couple small bundles of lavender.

Lavender Fields

Just when you thought the Pacific Northwest couldn't possibly get anymore beautiful, lavender shoots up and rolls like great purple waves across Washington fields. I am not sure why I haven't paid any attention  in previous years, but apparently I live within a couple hours of some very stunning fields. Lacking the time to find [...]

Along the Lummi Shore

Some days I feel like I've thoroughly explored everything along the I-5 corridor with my camera, so when I wake up feeling shooty (to steal my friend Oona's word), I often find myself wondering where to take the old Nikon. I called my neighbor Andy on Sunday morning and asked if he felt like a [...]

The Parable of Insensible Shoes

I love shoes.  One of my favorites is a pair of purple-soled Kensies I’d purchased for my first trip to Europe several years ago.  I happened to be wearing those this afternoon when I decided to take the long way home from work with my Nikon.  If they’re good enough for Rue de Paris, they’re [...]

Living in the Pacific Northwest

As I walked away from breakfast yesterday morning, hot coffee cup warming my hands, camera bag on my back, and raindrops collecting on my eyelashes, I smiled.   To live happily in the Pacific Northwest, one must learn to accept the ever-present clouds and look for something beautiful to photograph on all of those gray days.  The quick [...]

Be Happy

I was socializing and shopping tonight, so I didn't take any photos.   I'd say that's okay once a week.  🙂 The sun has been a scarce thing in the Pacific Northwest recently.  Big surprise there - it's December.  So, when I was going through some photos tonight, I found this - actually from just a [...]