Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ebb And Flow

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Sunset at Joseph Whidbey State Park, Washington

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


My wife has a term she coined to describe a certain type of light near sunset. The sun will suddenly break through a crack in the clouds and illuminate everything in the foreground while the scene in the distance will remain under the gloom. It is a scene we saw very often when we lived in Portland and even though we've lived in Seattle for over eight years, we still refer to it by it's original name. No matter what we are doing or where we are, when that sun pops out of nowhere, one of us screams, "Oregon Light."

Sunset at West Beach, Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Rushing Waters

Question of the day: How may changes of socks do you need to bring your 5 year old on a day trip to keep him dry and warm?

Answer: One more pair than you bring.

Evidently four pairs were not enough to keep him dry or warm but he did tough it out through sunset without too much complaining.....It might have had something to do with me offering pancakes for dinner as a bribe.

Sunset at West Beach, Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Things My Son Found

My 5 year old son found this scene as we were climbing over the rocks last Sunday. There was suddenly silence and I saw him staring down into a crack. I asked him what he was up to. "Just watching the water chasing itself through the rocks", he replied.

Green Point, Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sunset at Anacortes

While the Seattle Seahawks were busy losing in Atlanta on Sunday, my son and I decided to take advantage of the dry weather and empty roads. We headed up to Anacortes and found the beautiful shoreline nearly deserted. After an afternoon of running from waves, climbing over rocks, and ducking under driftwood, we scored some fantastic light at sunset. The little guy sat silently behind me while munching on a bag of carrots, completely mesmerized by the color...silently that is until he started screaming "THE SUN IS TURNING EVERYTHING TO GOLD!"

He got that right :)

West Beach, Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Rock And Sun

“Men come and go, cities rise and fall, whole civilizations appear and disappear-the earth remains, slightly modified. The earth remains, and the heartbreaking beauty where there are no hearts to break....I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun.”
― Edward Abbey

Captured on a warmer and longer day last summer in the North Cascades of Washington

Friday, January 11, 2013

Late Night Ramblings And A Pretty Photo

Neskowin Creek flowing past Proposal Rock, over the beach, and into the ocean on the Oregon Coast at sunset.....well, that is a long and poorly constructed sentence but I'm too tired and/or lazy to rewrite it right now....maybe a snack will help...but I would have to walk downstairs to get it...probably not worth the effort...unless there is some of my son's leftover mac 'n cheese in the fridge...would he notice??? probably but I can always deal with that tomorrow....life is full of disappointments and he needs to get over that... right?...sigh...I'll just have the hummus...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dreaming Of Summer

Maybe it's the rain tonight or perhaps it's the wind. It could be the falling temperatures or the notion that it was so dark today, I swore someone forgot to turn on the sun. Whatever it is, the deck of this cruise ship looks mighty inviting right now!

Somewhere between Juneau and Seattle

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunset At Wrights Lake

Sunset at Wrights Lake in the Eldorado National Forest, California. The lake is a great base camp for day hiking up into the granite wonderland of the Crystal Range back behind the lake.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A New Year

The first sunset of the New Year. My son accompanied me, got wet, and got cold. There were a few tears but after a couple of hugs and a warm dinner, he emphatically told me he wanted to go again. It's going to be a good year.

Puget Sound, Washington.