Saturday, December 5, 2009
"....Aside from the fact that I can't quite remember the words to These are a few of my favorite things and so I'm loudly singing, "Rainbows on lollypops, birds of a feather; gingersnaps, sourkraut don't go together, when I fly kites I hold tight to the strings, these are a few of my favorite things!" Well...it fits with the music. Go ahead sing it out loud and see!"
Thanks, Mark! Here are a few of mine...
My favorite football coach, and husband, waiting anxiously for the refs to make their call. I really love that this shot shows his intensity. I can't figure out how/why I ended up with some Html showing:(
My daughter (on the left) and her friend, her teammate, her confidante. I'm thankful she has found someone who shares her morals and values and who isn't older than her years at the age of eleven.
My son has won the Pumpkin Race every year and the pressure gets higher each year to maintain this winning streak. He takes it seriously...I am sparing you the picture of him throwing up as he crosses the finish line. He pushes himself that hard. Think he might be a little competitive?!
I love that my Coast Guard friends, from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, are embracing our lifestyle here and learning to dig razor clams in the dark. What troopers! This picture is a favorite of mine.
Finally, I wanted a shot of my favorite drink on the counter of the stand but my week did not happen as planned - do they ever?! So I am settling for a shot of the menu from the archives that shows "The Original Dirty Debbie". It is an Americano with raw sugar, half-n-half, whipped cream and another sprinkling of raw sugar on top. It is a taste of heaven and my weakness.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This is the serious face of a soccer player. My daughter, Liz, waits to return to her position as a defensive forward.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
If you are familiar at all with the weather we are having here in the PNW you will know that these photos were not taken this week. We have had rain, wind, thunder & lightening, and combine that with high tides and a big swell today for flooding as well. So to the archives I go!
This skyline is the dock area, taken from a dock.
Here is another shot at the docks showing where the crabbers/shrimpers/fisherman offload their catch, as well as some private and charter boats.
This shot was taken at Bottle Beach, looking back to Westport.
This is from Bottle Beach as well, looking inland.
If you enlarge this one, you can see that my kids are watching Coast Guard maneuvers out on the bay. You might be able to see the Olympic Mountain range as well.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
In my house, football reigns supreme. My son is making some great memories as the ball boy of the high school football team:
And he'll never forget catching for the Little League All Stars team, which came in 2nd in their tournament:
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This is from my archives but I just had to include it. This is the group my husband and I herded around the zoo for our son's field trip last year. They are looking out into the African savannah.
More recently I caught a silhouette of a ship in the fog. If you enlarge the picture you can see a surfer heading out to catch a wave!
Another foggy silhouette of a seagull preening on a pole off of the seawall.
Pelicans are my favorite birds....here is one flying by the channel marker at Half Moon Bay:
While the ocean is now closed to salmon fishing, they are running through the marina and these guys landed a nice slab that looked to be 12-14 lbs. I hope to get some dock fishing in myself.
This tree is off the side of the highway between Grayland and Tokeland, just a few miles south of Westport. We zip by it all the time on our way here and there and I have always wanted to stop for a photo. I was thrilled to be able to take a silhouette shot. I love this tree!
What a beautiful night this was and I was so lucky to get our viewing tower silhouette against the sunset.
And finally, this was one of my favorite shots from my archives of a December storm in 2008. Christmas day brought high winds, high tide, and quite a swell so the dock area flooded. Christmas festivities were postponed because my husband works for the city and was out sandbagging and driving heavy equipment to clean up the roads. It gave me a chance to go get some fun shots like this one of some (not so bright) people walking on the beach trail as the waves came up over the rocks.
I hope you've enjoyed my silhouettes. Click on the camera to see other participants' take on this theme. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I love that I have a bay view while watching a high school football game. GO WILDCATS!
My favorite place to get a book:
My favorite place to eat out:
I only photographed the sign because the restaurant had a fire and is temporarily closed. There is a giant ugly dumpster out front. I can't wait for them to re-open - they are very missed!
My favorite place to get a sandwich, specifically a Sweet Maui Onion Pork Sandwich:
My favorite place to run:
I am training for my first 5K and I love to run on this trail. You can't beat the beach view.
Here is my daughter having a peek at me with the bay behind her. This shot reminds me of the viewfinder in Toy Story! **Update - Actually, Kent is right - it looks like Wall-E!
These are the places, outside of home & work, where I spend the most time, though not necessarily in order!! I didn't take a picture of my very favorite place to be because it isn't very pretty, but it would have to be my bathtub with a coffee and a good book!