In My Life

Kasteel; Oak Harbor, Washington My friend Andy invited me to spend Thanksgiving with him and his family in Oak Harbor.   It was great to be able to spend the holiday with a family, since mine is 1800 miles away. On the drive back to Bellingham, I was going over ideas for today's blog when this …

Snow Caps

This is just my quirky sense of humor coming out, but the snowfall on these little weeds, flowers, and leaves almost looks like hats.  The first, a Tyrolean hat from the Alps; the second, a Russian Ushanka; the third, a simple men's flat cap.  What do you see?

First Snow!

I was sitting by the fire last night, editing photos to use in my Harris Avenue Cafe display next month, when Jess walked into the living room exclaiming "Oh my God!" Apparently I had been so focused on my editing that I didn't see the blizzard happening out the window behind me.  This gives me a couple of reasons …

Still Thankful

I was convinced that no force on earth was strong enough to keep me from my camera or my blog.  I was wrong. A stomach flu knocked me down the past couple of days.  With literally no strength to even pick up a book, I watched hours of daytime television...and then primetime television as I …

Jess

As I’ve stated previously, 2010 has personally been a tough year.  Between learning how to study again and taking tests, a bad break-up, and discovering how much my property value dipped with the economy, I feel exhausted.  If that weren’t enough, the pre-election attack ads threatened my last nerve.  Following that political sepsis that poisoned …

What’s in a Name?

Sometimes I find colors or textures I like, and those things make a good picture, but I don't necessarily know what to name that picture.  Naming also becomes complicated when considering the large number of leaf and vine pictures that I've accumulated.   So, what's in a name?  And what would be a good one for …