along the great wall

along the great wall

Mom and son, neither quite ready for a solo walk on the wall.

July 4, 2008. The patio of the visitors center, Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA.


the hydra’s seduction

the hydra's seduction

Peruvian lily

The Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria, the Master Gardener informs me) is blooming in the druid labs back yard. A few of its flower stalks have survived the grazing deer, and are putting out these yellow flowers. They’re bright against the greens and rock grays on the right mound, and attracted not only me, but this little bee. He spent a few moments checking things out before zooming away.

July 30, 2009. druid labs pnw.

headin’ into town

headin' into town

To quote my Best Friend Forever¹, “Have I mentioned recently that I love it here?”

Have I mentioned how much I love it here? After four years in druid labs pnw, we haven’t tired of taking the ferry to “the other side of the water”. There’s always something to grab our interest. This is a shot of the Seattle shoreline, taken from the bow of the Bainbridge ferry.

¹But I swear to FSM that if she starts singing “The bluest skies you’ve ever seen“… POW! To the Moon!

July 18, 2009. Bainbridge-Seattle ferry, Puget Sound, Seattle, WA.