Saturday, June 30, 2012

Weekend Reflection--The Japanese Garden

I'd never visited Seattle's Japanese Garden before, located in the Madison district of the city.  Well-worth the visit and it must be gorgeous in the spring.  Lots of turtles and koi, too.

See other reflections at James' Weekend Reflection.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ABC Wednesday "X" is for "xx chromosome"

"XX" chromosomes is what females have.  Do they have anything to do with a flair for drama?  This is Nora, who was fully enjoying herself at Cannon Beach, Oregon, where she participated in a family reunion.
See other X's at ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

At the bus stop

These guys were having a good time when I snapped their photo from across the street.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Sometimes I want a hot dog or something of that sort.  So this is the Bratwurst that Isaac of Dante's Inferno served me.  I asked for the works, minus mayo, but with jalapeno peppers and all.  Yum.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

SUNDAY BRIDGES--The bridge in Astoria, Oregon

A bit of work being done on this graceful bridge in Astoria, Washington.

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

Friday, June 22, 2012

SKYWATCH FRIDAY--Cannon Beach, Oregon

Went to Cannon Beach, Oregon, for my son-in-law's family reunion.  We spent three days, two of which were warm!  The other one wasn't....

See other skies at SKYWATCH.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Can you get much redder?

I can't help myself when I see red poppies....they don't do well in a vase, so I take them home in my camera.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Coming back from Gig Harbor toward Seattle over the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge...this tower is from the old bridge, still in use going the other way. Mount Rainier!

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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Yesterday we had colorful bamboo, today colorful scarves, silk at that, that I saw (but didn't buy!) at Seattle's Pike Place Market.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ABC Wednesday "V" is for "vertically varigated"

It's hard to believe these are bamboo stalks. I have no idea why they're pink.  These stood in the midst of other green bamboo stalks in a neighbor's yard here in Seattle. I should look this up...have these stalks fallen victim to some kind of blight? Off to Google!

See other V's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Plucked too short

Had lunch at my in-laws' in Bellevue the other day.  One of their granddaughters loves to pick flowers from their garden, but she needs practice in getting the stems...  These were so pretty that I had to immortalize their short life.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Kilt Runner

I see a lot of guys wearing kilts here in Seattle.  They don't see me taking their photo, though.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Magnolia Bridge

Another not-so-exciting bridge photo, but it's all I've got right now.  This is the Magnolia Bridge;  Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood on the far side.

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

Saturday, June 9, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--I just turned around....

I needed a photo for James' WEEKEND REFLECTION and didn't know where to find one until I finished the dishes, turned around, and there it was on the counter. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

SKYWATCH--Gas Works Park, Seattle

Gas Works Park  is  one of the best places in Seattle to get a view of some of the city's skyline. Of course, you can get a view of the old gas works, too...and the sun behind.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Definitely head-turning, snazzy duds, and it's great to see older some older people have a sense of fashion! Live it up.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY--"U" is for "unique"

WEll, maybe not  unique   since there may be more Pink Pentaxes, but I was immediately drawn to this very feminine camera---it belongs to this fellow's girlfriend, who was shy to pose.  

See other U's at  ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 any other name....

Rickhaw?  Tuk-tuk?  What do you call these?  This is a snazzy new way to get around Seattle, though I haven't seen many of them.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Harley, Harley, Harley....

I get a kick out of these that what they're called?  Not sure.  I think motorcycling would be fun..
If you'd like a good laugh, check out this video of a fellow doing motorcycle imitations....


Sunday, June 3, 2012

SUNDAY BRIDGES--far from home

Seattle is home to many cultures, so perhaps this man feels and is more at home here than in his native land.  He's enjoying a Coke, so.....

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

Saturday, June 2, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--the baby cup and spoon

This silver baby cup and spoon belonged both to my mother and then to me.  Underneath when I return to Belgrade will be engraved little Mila's name and year born.  You can see me in the spoon....

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, June 1, 2012

THEME DAY--Tranquility

A sleeping baby, nothing more tranquil than that, even in the 'arms' of a giant teddy.  If you ever wondered who buys these giant plush toys, now you know.

In Seattle through mid-July, helping daughter with baby Luka, above.

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 A definite lack of any conversation and so it was the entire time this couple 'enjoyed' their meal at my local Indian restaurant. N...