Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween! You may remember my little Serbian traveling companion, Radovan, who's been on trips with me to Greece, India, Qatar, and other local trips. He's accompanied to Seattle too, and since tomorrow we'll be back in Belgrade, he decided to pose with a luminous Halloween friend and pumpkin.

Posts from Belgrade tomorrow!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

SUNDAY BRIDGES--the land bridge

Quick: Can you identify where the land bridge linking the two larger continents shown here is located? Right you are: On a bench in a Seattle Ferries waiting room!

Taken while waiting for the ferry to Bainbridge Island and ever-searching for a bridge photo.

See other bridges, most likely real ones, at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekend Reflection--a dentist's dream

I wonder if dentists smile (a healthy, white smile) when they see displays like this. Not only for all the sugar that harms your teeth in such excess, but the nuts that stick between them, and the caramel that often yanks out fillings.

But these apples are good. This shop will happily cut one up into pieces for you, so you can share the guilt, if not your dentist bill.

See other reflections at James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, October 28, 2011

SKYWATCH: The Needle....

The Space Needle through the legs of a sculpture at Seattle's Sculpture Park.

See other skies at SKYWATCH.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


No special comment; just liked the juxtaposition of the totem pole and the Pioneer Building on Pioneer Square in Seattle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY "O" is for "obequitate "

Over a cup of coffee with Chuck, another blogger from Seattle, I mentioned this giraffe I'd photographed while obequitating in the Wedgwood area or Seattle. He told me he'd already posted it, and so he had, right here, with rhododendrons in bloom and a much brighter sky.

Last Monday I told you that you always learn something through blogs, so now you know, if you've clicked on the first link, what to "obequitate" means. I was in desperate need of an "O".

See other "O"s" on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The supervisor

This steam shovel operator may not be the supervisor in charge, but he's definitely supervising the workers around him repairing a downtown street, and waiting for their signal to help.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I am the captain of my soul

Photoblogging is definitely educational. Not only do we learn from our fellow bloggers, but from those of whom we sneak shots. Take this girl's calves, for example. I liked that she had twin tattoos, and clicked away not really being able to see right away what her skin advertised.

"I am the captain of my soul," I learned from the the Internet and indirectly from this Seattle pedestrian, is the last line of the poem "Invictus," by the English poet, William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). "...It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

I also learned from the above link that "At the age of 12, Henley fell victim to tuberculosis of the bone...the disease progressed to his foot, and physicians announced that the only way to save his life was to amputate directly below the knee...Stoicism inspired him to write this poem..."

So, now you've learned something, too.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

So many hands on me!

Are you confused? My recent photos have been of Seattle, and of course you can see that this one is of Baby Mila at bathtime, here in Belgrade. In cyberspace, I'm still in Seattle, simply because I don't have time to flit around the city now taking photos. The hand in the foreground belongs to my 87-year-old mother, whom I've brought back here with me. Health care is very expensive in the US, and here for a quarter of the price, she has the same care, and is only a phone call away.

In any case, I posted this photo because today is my daughter's birthday, and some say Baby Mila looks a bit like her! The other hands belong to my son and daughter-in-law, and mine, as usual, were holding my camera.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DAUGHTER TODAY!! (Be patient for Belgrade photos...I've uploaded Seattle thru Halloween....)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekend reflection--Vintage

Taken through the window of a vintage shop in Pioneer Square: red hat, red ring, red hair...and a couple of other reds, including the jacket of one of the men in the reflection.

See other reflections at James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, October 21, 2011

SKYWATCH -"The fly"

Seated on a stool and sipping coffee at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, I shared a view of a dreary sky over Puget Sound with this fly.

See other skies at SKYWATCH FRIDAY.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Buy this house---cheap!!

Who wants to buy this well-maintained, manufactured home in Gig Harbor, Washington? I am desperate to sell my mother's house!

I have listed it with the retirement community's sales office and on Craigslist, so click on that link it you are interested. If you'd like to read more about this retirement community, please click here!

This is a manufactured home, and can be moved, if you happen to have a lot in the area. Or anywhere, but in the area is easier!

I have listed the price, but I will sell it to anyone who makes me a reasonable offer. If you have questions, you can always write to me at the email link under View My Complete Profile--About Me.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY...."N" is for "near"

Near is where I was to these two Seattle policemen. Looks like they're well-equipped, though the fellow on the right needs a new pair of trousers.

See other N's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chuck's beads

Many of you know, at least in cyberspace, Chuck Pefley of One a day-mostly Seattle. Chuck isn't posting there anymore, but has devoted all his energy into a new endeavor, creating glass bead jewelry, which you can see and buy here. As you can see, Chuck has a stand at the Pike Place Market.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday brunch

Went out to brunch yesterday at Chandler's Crabhouse that offers a great view. When I wasn't looking out the window, I was sipping my drink, and deciding what to order. It was all good.... Notice the little clam on my Bloody Mary.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SUNDAY BRIDGES--watch the birdie(s)!

Okay, it's part of a pier and not really a bridge today, but there are bridges nearby ...

These gulls at Ivar's restaurant on the Seattle waterfront can be rather aggressive, despite what the sign says (ha), so watch your fingers.

See other bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Reflection Weekend--the pink boa

No snake, it's the doughnut, all pink with coconut, making it resemble a feather boa. When you visit Seattle, make sure to gobble a few more calories at Top Pot doughnuts. The downtown one has a really pretty ceiling, the lights of which are reflected here on the table.

See more reflections, but probably no more pink boas, at James'WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, October 14, 2011

SKYWATCH--classic view

Not very original, but typical!

See other skies, undoubtedly more original than mine this week, at SKYWATCH.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Nothing subtle about this kitty. This trip I am surprised to see so many large and elaborate Halloween front-lawn decorations. I only bought a pumpkin to carve. Better get with it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY: "M" is for "The Mutt and the Mouser"

Another guest photographer today. This time it is my daughter's friend, Muna, (another "M") who is contributing her pets' photo. Here you see Evander and his feline friend, GG.

For sure Evander is not a mutt, and I am not sure GG is a good mouser, but the M's fit today.

See other M's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A tower and tiled roof

Clock tower on Union Station and the gate at Seattle's International District. And a fire escape, thrown in for good measure.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Bridges -- 'essence of bridge'!

It's there, but it's not....essence of bridge.

See other bridges in whole, in part, or in essence at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Not really amethysts, of course, but the purple beads and glasses remind me of amethyst, my birthstone.

What's your birthstone?

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, October 7, 2011

SKYWATCH - Floating over the Snohomish valley

I'm sure the view is great up there, but I'll enjoy the sunset from terra firma. Being elevated in a small, open space is not my idea of fun.

Do you do hot air ballooning or some other aerial sport?

See other skies at SKYWATCH FRIDAY.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Awaiting fish and chips

Can you smell the french fries and crispy fish? These baskets are waiting to serve you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY "L" is for "lighthouse"

Took an early-morning ferry to Bainbridge Island to visit some good friends. Here's one of the area's many lighthouses.

See what other L's bloggers have posted at ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Still green....

The Emerald City still has some green leaves... And then there's that little brown one in the lower right-hand corner to remind us that fall is here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Two blondes

These two ladies were enjoying the sun at Seattle's Westlake center. So was I. The one in the background was on the phone the entire 45 minutes I sat there.

Do you think that cell phones cause health problems when used excessively?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

SUNDAY BRIDGES--Aurora Bridge revisited

Relying here on my son-in-law's photos again, since he's been snapping here and I haven't too much yet. This bridge seems sooooo long.....

Check out more bridges on Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

THEME DAY--Mystery object

Hmmm...what's this? It it easy to figure out or not? Arrived here in the US (see yesterday's post) and was pleased to see my son-in-law had taken so many great shots with his new Nikon D90 that he purchased when I was here the last time. This Mystery Object is one of his photos.

Not clear to me whether we're supposed to tell what this 'mystery object' I've typed the answer in teeny-tiny print below.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

It's an open magazine on a mirror...


 Edit: pastis is a licorice-flavored alcoholic drinksimilar to Greek ouzo. My favorite drink as it is for many people in this area. No more ...