kustoms’ kalling on the kommodore

kustoms' kalling on the kommodore

Jack Daniels, Kourse Kommander and Earl of Bitt, gets his float test chit.

One of the Pete Townsend Kinetic Skulpture Race legs is a water course along the Downtown shore, and so every conveyance must float. One of the Race safety checks requires contestants to get out to a judges’ boat in the water, where they receive a badge clearing them for that part of the course.

I love the PFD (Pooch Flotation Device) on the dog! And thanks to whymcycles for the id.

October 7, 2006. Kinetic Skulpture Race safety checks, Pete Townsend, Washington.

ron’s daffodils

ron's daffodils

Our neighbor Ron has moved away and his house awaits new voices. His daffodils continue to signal the early spring, and each time I see the shoots pushing through the leaf litter I remember his gentle puttering around his yard. I’ll take good care of ’em, I promise.

January 16, 2010. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.

doug fir delta

doug fir delta

Years ago this Douglas fir dropped off the Kala Point cliffs during a landslide, and embedded itself in the beach. At most high tides, it gets covered by water; at most lows it get exposed to the air. The barnacles that can survive through the low tides are rewarded with fresh food when the waters return.

Immense image here [4.6M, 2,816px × 2,112px]

April 2, 2006. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.