Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Stalk-er

I was intrigued by this man's sprig or better said, stalk of celery...  Was it an attention getter, was he a Vegan liking to keep snacks at hand, or maybe trying to start a fad?

Shoulda asked....

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS---the hallway on Third Avenue

I noticed this lovely hallway while walking along Third Avenue here in Seattle.
See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Yes, we have bananas!

Bananas grow on trees here in Seattle....sort of. 

This photo goes out to Gaelyn Olmsted who posted a photo of something sort of... strange hanging on a tree the other day on Facebook.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Our national bird

Here he is, the American Bald Eagle.
Benjamin Franklin did not like the eagle. He said that it was a bird of 'bad moral character' and 'did not make a living honestly' because he often steals other birds' prey.  Hmm....I will refrain from making any remarks regarding Friday's inauguration.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sonic Blooms

These 'flowers' bloom all year 'round at Seattle Center and they're called Sonic Blooms.

You approach them and they hum in various tones. I had the impression of walking through a garden of Buddhist temples....

And they remind me in a way of melodic Tryffids....

Monday, January 16, 2017

Yankee in Belgrade Meets Susie of Arabia

I took the ferry from Seattle to Bremerton to meet Susie of Arabia, who was spending the holidays at her brother's in Gig Harbor.
We got along great and I'm sorry we couldn't spend more time together.
If you're wondering about the animals, we had lunch at a diner called Noah's Ark....
The four of us intrigued the little girl peering through the door.
Check out one of Susie's blogs, Jeddah Daily Photo, that you'll find on the sidebar on the right.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Took the ferry to Bremerton last week to meet up with another yet-unknown to me tomorrow.

This young man was seated inside across the deck from me, and his reflective shadow caught my eye, along with the light's reflections on the window.

See other reflections on WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, January 13, 2017

SKYWATCH-heading south

Heading south on Route 99 toward Seattle on a semi-stormy afternoon.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Blending in

 Quite an impressive array of windows on these Seattle buildings.  They seem to merge into one...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gulls just wanna have fun....

Grandson Luka having fun with his gull-friend at Green Lake....hang onto that popcorn.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tiny, but only in size

This Chihuahua may be tiny, but he has no trouble keeping up with a walk around Green Lake here in Seattle.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Classic, with snow....

The Space Needle, seen from Capitol Hill, with snow on the mountains behind it.....

Friday, January 6, 2017

SKYWATCH--the Seattle Eye

Snapped this while being driven through Seattle.....  I haven't ridden the Eye yet, but will....

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

At the coffee house

Another shot from yet another coffee house.....a bit blurred, since even though I have my camera on the table, and stealthily snap, I am always concerned I'll be  spotted!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On another bus

Being without my own car here obliges me to ride the city buses, which I do not mind doing.  Gives me the opportunity, of course, to sneak shots like the one of this man, doing what I sometimes like to do:  browse through properties and houses I could never afford.

Monday, January 2, 2017


Stopped in for a cafĂ© at the Starbucks on Capitol Hill here in Seattle.  Sadly, I'm always taken by the number of street people here. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017


2017 is here....and the green lights are up for moving ahead....I wonder  how well this will work with the new president of the Free World.....  Personally, I wish we could run full speed through these lights until 2020.....and I hope not all the way to 2024...


 Belgrade's iconic cafe, Poslednja Shansa (Last Chance), has  been bought out and is now closed for renovation. It's been bought by ...