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Whatsoever is lovely…day 21

A spotted towhee taking a pause from searching for a snack.
I spotted a spotted towhee in the yard this morning.

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano.

Whatsoever is lovely…day 10

King of the sunflower

I think this little fellow is a white crowned sparrow, daring me to take his picture. Notice how the marking on his beak echoes the shape of the black on his cap?

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 39

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 39 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019.

Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

It is always fun to see the variety of ideas.

Continue reading Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 39

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 37

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 37 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019.

Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

It is always fun to see the variety of ideas.

Continue reading Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 37

Sculptures on the Seattle Waterfront

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:

Ivar feeding the gulls. The scale is interesting. Ivar was a larger than life figure . In this sculpture the gulls are larger than life and Ivar is about right.

Also at Pier 54 is Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe (moved to a new location). I class totem poles as a type of sculpture:

My dad with colorful totem poles.

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:

For Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sculpture