Category Archives: photography

Signs of Spring in the Gray of Winter

The Pacific Northwest isn’t the worst place to spend the winter. So far in Edmonds it has snowed only once, and it melted the next day. In the past month, the temperature hasn’t dropped below freezing more than a handful … Continue reading

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Images from the Bahamas

It snowed this year in Seattle for Christmas … or so I’ve been told. I wasn’t here. I escaped to the Bahamas. I’m back home now, grateful for my week in the sun with my family and hoping you’ll enjoy … Continue reading

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Family Visits–Eat, Talk, and Walk

  My three daughters live in places with nice weather in the spring and fall (Indiana, Maryland, and Eastern Washington). So that’s when I visit them. But nothing beats our summers here in the Pacific Northwest. This year all three … Continue reading

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The Hundredth Anniversary of the Ballard Locks

 My sister lives nearby, so I’ve been to the Ballard Locks dozens of times. Usually we walk through her neighborhood and down the hill. Then we join the crowd of gawkers standing around, watching boats arrange themselves inside one of … Continue reading

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Iris varieties. Which Is Your Favorite?

During my trip back East to celebrate my granddaughter’s college graduation, I stayed with her other grandparents for a few days. Ever since my daughter and their son became engaged, we’ve been friends, so it was nice to spend some … Continue reading

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Easter Then and Now

Back then, I wore a new dress every Easter. I usually had a new hat too and sometimes a new lightweight matching jacket. We called it a duster. (I was in eighth grade in this photo, out in the backyard … Continue reading

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Secrets and Revelations

The allure of secrets. Keep something secret, and suddenly everyone wants to know what it is. I’m thinking now of John Wayne, an actor who became famous for his portrayal of the strong, silent type of cowboy. Watching his movies, … Continue reading

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Blogging, Three Years and Counting

  I started my blog on August 7, 2013, more than three years ago. Since then, I’ve published 177 posts–not many in comparison to some of my more prolific blogging buddies. Still, when I started, I couldn’t have imagined writing … Continue reading

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Crossing the Mts., Scenes of Eastern Washington

  When I visit my daughter, I start out on the cloudy, sometimes rainy, side of Washington State. The side of cedars and Douglas firs, salt water beaches, and skyscrapers. I begin at sea level and head up into the … Continue reading

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After Acupuncture, a Walk Around Town.

During my forty-five-minute appointment at Quan Yin Acupuncture, I have needles up and down my back, in  my arms, hands, legs, the top of my head. After the doctor removes them, I make another appointment and walk to my car. … Continue reading

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