Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Seattle brunch

Yesterday a good friend from my childhood called me to say she was in town. She is down from Wasilla, Alaska to tend to her parents. Her parents had tickets to have brunch at the Space Needle today that they couldn't use. So my friend wanted to know if my mom and I would like to take their place. So we did.

It was a great day. Sunny, warm, and carefree. The bus picked us up at the world reknown King Oscar Motel parking lot and whisked us away to the Emerald City for a 10:00 three-course brunch. You can't go wrong with the view--especially on such a spring-like day--and the food was delisioso. I had to laugh when mom asked to have most of the main meal boxed to go so that she'd have room for the dessert. She's got her priorities right!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Study on glass

Today I was invited by my good frond, Jodi, to go on a lunchtime photo shoot between rain clouds.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

An inspirational story

I thought this was a story worth posting.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sunny observations

Wow! What a terrific week of weather. It's amazing how a fair amount of vitamin D can change one's outlook. I've allowed myself to take time to enjoy God's creation and get out to shoot some pictures.

Last week I suffered from a nasty cold. I was holed-up in my house for most of the week--didn't even get out for a run. This week I've finally licked it and have been out on the pavement. It's felt like I've never ran before. I'll need to ease back into the routine.

This week I opted to run each day around the Chamber's Bay Golf Course. It's an awesome spot for a run. A bit hilly, but the views are great and I usually run into someone I know. Today I ran into Kirk and Debbie White and Terry, a high school classmate. Each day I brought my camera to take pictures with the aide of the setting sun.

Here are some of those pics along with some other sunny observations.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The scenic route

This morning I had breakfast with my friend Sue. We go back at least 25 years when we worked with the youth at First Covenant Church here in Tacoma. She live out in Port Orchard, so we ate at the Pancake House. Good food! Pancakes make people happy! Well, they make me happy. It was great catching up on life. After breakfast, she gave me a tour of her house which has a fantastic view of Bremerton and the Olympic Mountains. I'm a little jealous!

Anyway, while she was showing me the yard, I heard the screech of an eagle which was perched in a tree a few houses down from Sue's. I'm always in awe when I see one of these great birds. Fortunately it's becoming a common occurance. I'm used to seeing them at Point Defiance, but not so close to traffic and people.

After our visit, I took the scenic route back home along the water. I ended up in Manchester. I can't say that I've ever been in Manchester before. I suppose my dad must have driven our family there at one time in our lives. But this is my first recollection of the place. What a nice spot. It has a terrific view of Seattle, Blake Island and Mount Rainier. It would be the perfect spot to see the sunrise.

I when happy with my camers. Here are some of the results of my time in Manchester.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sunrise on Groundhogs Day

Somehow I woke up in time to get out and take these shots. We've been blessed with terrific weather this past week. Well, acutally it did rain yesterday, but today's sun erased any memory of that.