Having lived most of my life in the Puget Sound area my life is mostly seascape. But for this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge I chose to go through my archives to find photos of unfamiliar waters.
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These are lichens growing on the Japanese Maple tree in my front yard.
Here are a few of the sculptures we saw when wandering about on the Seattle waterfront yesterday.
The man himself is immortalized at Pier 54 in front of Ivar’s Acres of Clams:
Also at Pier 54 is Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe (moved to a new location). I class totem poles as a type of sculpture:
At Miner’s Landing (Pier 54), a place with several eateries and the giant Ferris-wheel, there were several wooden sculptures:
Two views of a sculpture beside the aquarium (Pier 59):
At Pier 66 , which was for many years the main offices of the Port of Seattle-Dad worked there throughout my childhood), was this fun fish fountain:
Going back through old photos this spring to find some of my niece who was graduating and my grandmother who passed away I came across these of my husband and son that made me smile.
My son is 30 now and going through a stressful time so I am sending him these, I hope it makes him smile and know that whatever the world throws at him someone’s got his back.
I sometimes think that June should be its own season, at least around here, it is usually rather chilly, often times colder and grayer than May, but the weather is perfect for roses.
June is a very rosy month around here. I have a few bushes in my yard but some of my neighbors go all out. There is one lady who has roses climbing high up into her evergreen trees. I used to think of her (since I don’t know her name) as the crazy rose lady…but then I realized she probably really should be called the sane rose lady. Her yard is a bit overgrown, it’s not unkempt or neglected, just very alive, but the smell of roses greets you from a block away.
Perhaps because we mostly have alder and evergreens locally I was quite fascinated by some of the trees, mostly I think they were sycamore, or plane trees, that we saw while walking Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in England last summer.
I think I love them because they remind me of fairy stories.