Back in September, Liddy and I were taking a moment to walk around Levee Park Pond in Fife, WA. when this flock of geese came in to land.

I like the way the waves come up as they skid in to land.

A sunset without clouds

Mt St Helens

Mt St Helens is an impressive mountain. This was last week, on my first visit to Windy Ridge. Windy Ridge is to the Northeast of the mountain. Usually we visit from the Johnson Observatory which has a more direct view into the caldera.

I think this view is very impressive. Unfortunately I was hoping for a dramatic sunset. Without clouds, a sunset is… Well without clouds, the sun just sets. The moment is just that, a moment.

Oh well, there will be others.

Olympics from 66th Avenue Bridge

Olympics from Puyallup River Bridge

In June, while stopped on the 66th avenue bridge waiting for the traffic light, I chanced to look west down the Puyallup River towards Tacoma.

Living in the Northwest, it’s easy to take our fabulous landscape for granted.




There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. ~Washington Irving

Pike Market, September 2017

Pike Place Public Market

Last week Liddy and I spent a few hours at Pike Place Public Market in Seattle. We like to take Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail from Angle Lake in Tuckwila up to Westlake Center. Then we walk down to the market on Pine Street.

I enjoy the opportunity to get out and observe the tourists. Liddy enjoys to the opportunity to learn to stay close and mind her manners in crowded places.

Here are the photos from the day.

The Crumpet Shop

The Crumpet Shop is one of our favorite places for breakfast or lunch. Located between Pike and Pine on 1st, it is a small place with a big lineup. The crumpet is an English vehicle for serving up jams to green eggs and ham. They have quite a system for keeping the queue under control and everyone taken care of promptly. Well worth the visit.

Public Market Center


Pike Place Market is a registered Historical District. If you like crowds, eclectic shops diverse foods and wonderful flowers, this is a must stop in Seattle. It’s fun to watch couples and groups take selfies in front of this sign.


There is a plaque embedded in the sidewalk on the corner of 1s and Pike. These gentlemen drew our attention to it.
I have always known I would take this road.
But yesterday I did not know it would be today.

I haven’t learned the background yet. If you could let us know, that would be great.

Corny selfie

I did mention that everyone loves to take selfies here. I found this sequence amusing

The reaper

I have to say that people who insist on looking like this just don’t encourage interaction.

Flower girl

I was attracted to this lovely young lady by … well her good looks … The flowers didn’t hurt either. As she was oblivious to me, I was able to move around to a better position to capture her without the white backdrop. Amazing how a couple of steps can improve a photo.

Alaska Way Viaduct

Sometime in the next few years this view of the Seattle waterfront will be gone. I think it will be nice to gaze out this way and see green space instead of the Viaduct.


A Gentleman of Leisure

Welcome back

In case you haven’t noticed, we have been off the air for a bit. We haven’t finished moving yet, but we want to give you a heads up alert.

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