Thursday, April 30, 2015

Good ol' regular mail

I remember getting mail in a mailbox like these when I was a kid.  Now there are those plastic holders for newspapers, but back when I was little, the newspaper just got thrown on your porch...or not.  And no cellophane on it either!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY -- "P" is for "perspective"

Evergreen trees here in the Pacific Northwest blow me away sometimes, with their grandeur. No exception here....

See other P's on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Color combination

Some colors look so fantastic together in nature, but not so good if you wear them. Or maybe on a tourist shirt!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Over a cuppa....and in front of a cuppa

I was also having a cuppa at Queen Anne's El Diablo coffee shop and down the table from me was this couple, who fell prey to a click of my tabletop Nikon...  A she-devil is having a cuppa behind them.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--the turtles are out

It's warm enough here in Seattle (not that warm by my standards....) for the turtles at Green Lake to be out sunning themselves. Most line up on floating logs, but this individualist opted for a tree branch.  Is this a new stage in evolution, tree-climbing-turtles?

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, April 24, 2015

SKYWATCH--the pot bearer

There were several of these statues in Kirkland, Washington, and I found them really attractive.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"O" is for "Oh, my gosh!"

"Oh, my gosh!" is exactly what I said upon spying these remakes of a vintage plaid lunchbox I carried in grades three, four, and five.  I think a new one each year, since either the fastener loosened and my lunch fell out or else the (smaller than the big one shown) thermos cracked.

I dearly loved these lunchboxes....I can still smell the Lebanon bologna sandwiches with French's mustard (all on white  bread, of course....) that my grandmother packed for me.

If you want to see the originals, have a look at this lady's blog.

See other Os on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cute little ham

My daughter and I were having  lunch the other day, and this little girl, over my daughter's shoulder definitely had an interest in my camera, which was on the table, yet untouched by me. I say 'yet', since as you see, I simply pressed the shutter a few seconds later, and there she is.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cherry red!

Another one from my archives!  I love the cherry red and black/dark gray contrast.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY=="N" is for "nightfall"

Another archive shot....too  lazy to see if I'd posted this several years back....

I like the blues here.

See other Ns on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Ah, Twinsicles...the summer treat of  my youth. Twinsicles left their color on your tongue, and on your friend's tongue,  if you were generous enough to split it.

This large Twinsicle stands on Seattle's 3rd Avenue.....summer may be just around the corner, but so far, it's been cold enough to keep this big boy frozen or almost.  ;)

Saturday, April 11, 2015


I actually made a Google search to see if this wild tartan existed, but could find no such clan that wore this plaid.

This fellow seems happy in it, though.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, April 10, 2015

SKYWATCH--from the hospital window

My little granddaughter was born on Feb. 23rd last and I spent that entire day at the hospital with my daughter.  This was the view of the setting sun before I left to go back to her place.  She and Nina came home the next day.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Which way is north?

Moss is said to grow on the north side of a tree.....this one makes it hard to orient oneself.  But there's more moss on the left side, so maybe that's north....  Taken in Seattle's Woodland Park.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"M" is for "meow"

Do cats pray?  Hmmmm.....never thought about it.  But I do know that dogs have a Buddha nature.


See other Ms on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The fiddler on the bench

Look at all these nice greens and fall shades!  Another archive shot from Seattle.  

Monday, April 6, 2015


Another shot from my Seattle archive of a few years back.  Snapped this guy in the bus. Love the flowers on his shirt and guitar case, and matching pink bus transfer!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTION--parallelograms

The windows are, of course, rectangular, and all rectangles are parallelograms, so....

Light reflected on a couple of them!

See other reflections  on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, April 3, 2015

SKYWATCH--Comin' down!

I have the haunting feeling I've used this photo before, but I discovered it in a stash of my old photos here on the computer I used while at my daughter's here in Seattle.

Anyway, I always try to imagine the thrill these people experience, not that I would ever want to try parachuting.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Making bracelets

An archive shot for you, from some Seattle photos I found on my daughter's computer that I use while here in Seattle.  Don't know if this artisan I photographed a few years ago is still at the Pike Place Market.


 Bust of 19th century Montenegrin poet Njegoš Petrović. With laundry. 😆