Sunday, December 31, 2023

LEFTOVER

 

 I came across this huge pumpkin on someone's doorstep while walking the dog last night. A Halloween leftover, albeit not turned into a jack o'lantern.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

NIGHTTIME....could be daytime.


 I took this black and white photo the other night downtown.  Given the weather nowadays here, it could very well have been in color....

Friday, December 29, 2023

SWEET SIN

 

If you have to sin, it might as well be a sweet one. Finally ate a doughnut from Seattle's Top Pot Doughnuts. They were out of my favorite Pink Boa (like this sugar doughnut but topped with a layer of pink icing and white coconut), so I had to make do.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

A NEW PASSION?



 

In Seattle one often complains about the rain. The wetness has an up-side though: mushroom weather. I have become very interested in fungi and have ordered a good book. I do realize that it is difficult to distinguish the edible from the edible, but I will skip the taste tests and just be happy with finding out what kinds I see. A more enlightened friend has tild me that the white one is a meadow mushroom...and is delicious.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

ROSIE THE RIVETER

 


I love the new Rosie the Riveter thermos my daughter (aka Santa) got me for Christmas.

Monday, December 25, 2023

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Couldn't resist asking this Whole Foods grocery store employee if I could take his photo. He was all too pleased to oblige.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

ALL TUCKERED OUT


 My little dog and my daughter's dog, who have become best friends this trip.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

SERENDIPITY AGAIN


 Another pearl from the "take-one, leave-one" little lending libraries stands that pop up here and there on neighborhood streets around Seattle.

Golden Book Guides were a staple of my childhood. I had Rocks and Minerals, Trees, and Reptiles and Amphibians, among others. This is a vintage one and I had to Gorilla Glue the binding, but it is basically still up-to-date.

Friday, December 22, 2023

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS TREE

My friend went for a mammogram today and this is the office Christmas tree! Quite clever. Click to enlarge it and read the little sign toward the top of the tree.

Thanks for the photo, J.W.!

 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

CHRISTMAS COOKIES 2023

 

Made these the other day with my Seattle granddaughter. They are pretty and indeed a far cry from the sand tarts and gingerbread men with just cinnamon sugar topping, walnuts, and raisins that my grandmother used to make!

YOGA SANTAS


 Couldn't resist snapping these yoga Santas.....and I bought two of them. 😊

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

SERENDIPITY


 It's not the first time I browse through yard sales and thift shops. Every now and then there is something that just 'speaks to me' like this dainty Chinese tea cup. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

PENSIVE

 


Here and there around Seattle are pieces of oversized artwork. I wonder if she's thinking of a New Year's resolution.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

PEEKING IN ANTICIPATION

 

Last evening was the annual holiday concert at the school my grandson here in Seattle attends. I was so impressed....most of the players in the orchestra (he plays the trumpet) had only begun to learn an instrument in September and did a smashing job.  And hats off of course to the instructors as well!  These girls were peeking before the performance out to see how big the audience was....and it was a full house.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

MOSS in the EMERALD CITY


 Given that Seattle and this part of Washington are prone to wetness, I've always admired the variety of moss and lichens. I love the various shades of green, texture....  Not a surprised that Seattle is dubbed The Emerald City.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

CLASSIC VIEW PART II


 A short while back I uploaded a similar photo from the same viewpoint.  This one was taken around 9 a.m. before strong light hit. I don't even care if strong light hits Seattle; it had been so rainy.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN


 Bellevue is a city adjacent to Seattle and so last night I was treated to a visit to their own Botanical Garden, all decked out in a jaw-dropping array of lights. 

Saturday, December 9, 2023

OLD-SCHOOL ICE CUBES

 


I am a thrift shop junkie and was thrilled yesterday to find these vintage ice cube trays that sell online for $20+.  These were two for $4.00.

They each make 18 big and long-lasting cubes and the trays are opened with such a safisfying crrruuunch.


Friday, December 8, 2023

SKYWATCH- Crows by the needle


 Gloom, gloom is what Seattle's weather has been and will continue through the weekend.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

PAPERWHITE NARCSSUS


 Paperwhite narcissus is native to the Mediterranean region, but grows very well here in Seattle...indoors.  I think this plant on my daughter's shelf is happy it is not outside in the cold and endless rain we've  been experiencing. 

Sunday, December 3, 2023

LOTS OF DOE

There were four doe near her, but only got a good shot of this one. On San Juan Island, Washington.

 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

A MAN AND HIS BIRD


 My friends  here on San Juan Island tell me this fellow and his bird are frequent visitors to this cafe where we had breakfast.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

ON THE FERRY

On my way to visit friends on San Juan island. The ferries still are magical to me. Notice the flag is at half-mast, most likely for Rosalyn Carter's passing.
 

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

NOT JIMMY HENDRIX...


 I goofed when I posted this picture of a statue I mistook as Jimmy Hendrix. Many thanks to ex-blogger Kim for setting me straight! Here is IIS WHO IT REALLY REPRESENTS. 

Monday, November 27, 2023

GET TATTOOED!


 I don't know if there is a city ranking for the number of tattooed people, but if there is, Seattle would be right up there. I've seen some amazing tattoos. 

Saturday, November 25, 2023

CLASSIC SEATTLE


 CLassic Seattle skyline from Queen Anne hill. Mount Rainier in the background.

Friday, November 24, 2023

ORIGINAL RESIDENT


Spotted two streets away. One of Queen Anne hill's (Seattle) original residents.

 

Monday, November 20, 2023

MONDAY MURALS

 


Not exactly sure what this is, but I love the autumn colors.

See more murals on MONDAY MURALS

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

LENIN STILL STANDS


 He stands tall here in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. To find out how he git here, check out THIS LINK.

Monday, November 6, 2023

WHAT HAPPENED TO THANKSIVING?


 I love Halloween. It's a fun holiday. My favorite holiday though is Thanksgiving. No hype, close family at most tables, non-denominational, and no presents. I think I have answeredmy question about why many stores don't carry inflatable turkeys or Pilgrims. Thanksgiving is not a major money-making holiday like Christmas and Halloween...sad, but true.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

THREE CRABS


 What remains of three crabs....I had Buddhist thoughts of impermanence when I saw them.

Friday, November 3, 2023

WASN'T EVER THAT SUPPLE....


 I wasn't ever that supple and need I say that I still am not?  Granddaughter doing a handstand on the beach at Seabrook, Washington.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

"WALKIN' MY DUCK NAMED DOG"


 I thought of THIS SIXTIES' SONG  when I saw this pair stroll by in Seabrook, Washington, just before Halloween.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

THEME DAY: MY FAVORITE PLACE IN TOWN

 

I am not in Belgrade for a while, so cannot photograph my favorite place there. In Seattle, I rummage through thrift shops. This is of course not a thrift shop, but a neighborhood Little Lending Library operating on a 'take one-leave' principle. And occasionally I do.

See other  'Favorite Places' on CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

LOOK 'HOO'S' HERE


 And just in time for Halloween! A North American Spotted Owl flew ino my daughter's backyard last night.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Apples

 

At first glace I thought these were quinces, but they're apples.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

"YA TALKIN' TA ME?"

 



When I first saw this huge cat (bigger than my dog), I immediately thought of Robert De Niro's classic line from Taxi Driver. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Haunted...

My granddaughter poses iver this haunted house we put together from a kit. In Belgrade for Christmas, I make a gingerbread one from scratch. This one is a chocolate cookie one and I am sure it will taste good.
 

Monday, October 23, 2023

ONLY FOR SMURFS



 A family of these highly toxic mushrooms sprouted up by the curb on a neighboring street. Pretty, but possibly deadly. Only for Smurfs.

YANKEE IN NICE

 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 ...