Category Archives: Snapshots from a Happy Life

Smoke light

The smoke that blew in overnight made the sunlight diffuse with a slight golden cast.

Air quality is pretty poor here, so it’s not good to be outside right now, but I have to walk the dogs and the light was pretty on the flowers along our path this morning.

My heart really goes out to everyone who is closer to the wild fires. In Seattle the air is bad: itchy eyes, congestion and scratchy throat bad (at least for me). It reminds me of being in China. We seem to get a stretch of this every year of late.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Everyday stuff

My daily grind. Father-in-law made the lovely coffee grinder as a decorative piece (he did amazing woodwork) when we switched to the French Press we discovered that it worked better for getting the grind consistent than the electric one we had before.
Another form of daily grind: checking on social media.
I spend more time than I should on the daily crossword puzzles.
I don’t make bread everyday but the wooden spoon, a gift from a friend in Africa, the knife set, a wedding gift (has served us for over 34 years!) the bowl and pans are things I use most days.

For Lens Artists Photo Challenge: everyday objects.

A virtual visit to the Mountain-part 1

I am supposed to be at Mount Rainier right now, on our annual trip. But it got canceled. Every year is different, depending on when the snow melts, how warm the summer is and how much rainfall, you can have totally different flowers blooming.

These are from the year 2014. It was a cool, misty week and the lupines were amazing.