Monday, December 12, 2011
Hopefully back on track here now. This is a modified version of the one posted for yesterday. Am hoping to do more experimentation with photos in the future. It has long been my desire to find some unique art form in photography so let the trials begin! Ok, not everyday.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
This was a very moving memorial sculpture. The shoes, although they look like they are leather are actually metal. During the time Hitler's Nazi's were persecuting the Jews, in Budapest they were rounded up, made to strip here at this wall, step out of their shoes and then were shot in the back so they fell into the river below. The shoes stand as
a powerful, dramatic, silent testimony to that event.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Out on Ruston Way it was gray and threatening to rain. This garden plot boasts various seasonal flowers but just now fall is descending so these evergreens will get the walkers along the Puget Sound will serve to keep everyone cheerful until the daffodils announce the return of spring!
Even against a white-clouded sky this bright spot was arresting to any who happened to look up at the right moment!
Monday, August 29, 2011
The other aquatic tour was 1.5 hours long and covered nearly all of the tide flats/Commencement Bay area. This view of Mt Rainier was stunning even on a day with so many clouds. Next time I'd try to frame it differently but all these were taken with a point and shoot with no eye piece so it was often difficult to tell what you were actually capturing!
The next section of photographs are all from the Maritime Festival that took place the last weekend in August. This annual event has grown from a sort of "backyard" affair to a real event some people wouldn't miss for anything and for good reason.
On board the Hawaiian Chieftain we were shown this tea brick which will make 5,000 cups of tea!
While the scenes are idyllic, the aroma ever so pleasant and the industry quite lucrative even on a small amount of land, the work (so I'm told) is back-breaking, down on your knees hard work mostly by hand to harvest then with hedge trimmers to mound out the plants after the harvest. But they are ever green and require little attention. They sound perfect for my parkway but will have to come back to the farms to purchase plants: you can't get these varieties from the local nursery. Nurseries only have the spindly sort you see everywhere.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
The wetlands pond lilies are beautiful this time of year.
This was private property to the right of the picture so although there was a vantage point for perhaps a better view it wasn't possible as the homeowner wasn't around to ask. it is too bad because it would have been great to perhaps peer into a flower with the camera. These flowers and pads are quite different than the ones taken in Snake Lake Park.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This lone berry was nestled back in the bushes. Although the leave pointing to the open-ended twig was as though it were, say, a caterpillar with it's mouth open to devour the leaf was appealing it was even more distracting from the berry which was the main event. So a bit of cropping was called for resulting in a simple, direct photograph.