While searching for photos with warm colors and cool colors for Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Color Basics, I discovered that my impression of whether a photo falls into the cool or warm category is sometimes influenced by my memories of taking the photo. For example: Even with all the cool blue water in the… Continue reading Musings on Warm vs. Cool Colors
When I first saw this sign, I was so dazzled by the art work and bright colors that I assumed it said “owl spirit”. It was only when I turned the corner and saw this next sign that I noticed the missing “I”. Then I had to wonder, did they misspell the sign? Or, was… Continue reading Owl…What?
When Don and I left at 10:00 am for a day trip to Port Townsend for our anniversary, we had no idea that we wouldn’t be home until after 11:00 that night. We’d forgotten: The Keystone crossing can be difficult. The ferries that run that route are smaller than most in the fleet, holding only… Continue reading Keystone Crossing
Walking through Port Townsend can be a little disorienting. The landscape around the town is unmistakably Puget Sound – large expanses of water sparkling in the sun, Olympic Mountains to the west, Cascade Mountains to the east – but the town itself doesn’t look or feel like a small town of western Washington. After walking… Continue reading Another Time, Another Place
Living near the Puget Sound my whole life, I’ve seen seagulls many times. But, until our trip to Port Townsend on Thursday, I’d never seen a baby seagull. Or seagulls panting, which these appeared to be doing. These crazy gulls built a nest right on the top of the piling next to the deck of… Continue reading Baby Seagulls
Alone and showing signs of decay and neglect, the Point Wilson Lighthouse sits on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in a fenced off section of Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. The original light sat atop of a tower on the tall section of the house above. It was activated… Continue reading Old, With an Uncertain Future
I had to look no further back than last night for a photo that fit this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge theme of half and half. I took this sunset photo from the deck of the Kennewick (a Washington State Ferry) as it pulled out of Port Townsend about eight-thirty last night. Half land,… Continue reading Half and Half