…Gone the Sun.

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I was trying to get a picture of the red sun, and managed to do so just as it was setting. It looks just like a molten blob in the trees on the horizon. Goodnight sun!  Photo: Taken in Lynnwood on 22 August 2015.

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Day Is Done….

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It has been hazy and smoky the last few days around here due to the forest fires in Cascadia. The haze made the sun appear particularly reddish this evening.  Photo: Taken in Lynnwood on 22 August 2015.

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OK. So I was in the grocery store. Cauliflower was on my list today. The store had some. Sort of. All that they had was orange cauliflower and green cauliflower. Oh, yes, and a total of 3 white cauliflowers that didn’t look so nice. So we got broccoli instead. Just wanted to share. Photo: Taken at the Shoreline Fred Meyer store on 11 August 2015.

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Sunset in Seattle

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There are a multitude of places in Cascadia where you can see a beautiful sunset and mountains, weather permitting. Here we can see the last bits of the sunset over the Olympic Mountains, from the North Beach neighborhood in North Seattle. We can agree that the view is typical — you always seem ot have to see the good views from between the houses! Photo: Taken in Seattle on 16 August 2015.

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Bumble Bees in the Lavender

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It is sad that we don’t have the opportunity to see our friend the bumble bee as often as in the past. They have, of course, been hiding. But I found a few, here and there, in a field of lavender in the suburbs. They sure seem happy, no? Photo: Taken in Shoreline on 2 August 2014.

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Through the Looking Glass

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In an older part of the Pike Place Market, in the area where the crafters are selling their goods, there is a row of old windows that look out over Elliott Bay. It would be easy to overlook them as the focus of the tourists and shoppers are the wares in the foreground. But the good stuff is in the margins. Look out the window. Yeah, the one by the light. There’s a ferry going by in the bay. And a lot of activity going on behind me. Photo: Taken at the Pike Place Market in Seattle on 19 May 2015.

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City Pigeon

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One interesting thing about Seattle is the great number of streets that have been restored to their original cobblestone or brick surfaces. Most of these are in particularly historic places in town, but a few are in relatively well traveled spots. This particular one is on Pike Place, the street of Market fame. Also seen is Columbidae, a pigeon that I met briefly while passing in the street. He says hello. Photo: Taken on Pike Place (the street) in Seattle on 19 May 2015.

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Port of Seattle

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There is always quite a bit of business going on at the Port of Seattle. Here, we are looking down the mouth of the Duwamish River from across the Seattle Waterfront. It has been modified for the loading and unloading of container ships. Harbor Island is seen on the right. And just above the Seattle Aquarium, entering Elliott Bay, is the ferry M/V Yakima. Photo: Taken from Victor Steinbrueck Park in Seattle on 19 May 2015.

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Lonely Railroad Switches

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Testing a post from my phone. Perhaps this place isn’t so lonely, since it is on the mainline tracks headed North out of Seattle. But it is in a hard to get to spot. Unless you are a train. Or wandering around waiting for the bank to open. Photo: Taken in the Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle on 22 May 2015.

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A Case of Crabs

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Well, not exactly a case of crabs. More of a bunch of caught crabs waiting around to become someone’s dinner. In any case, this good-looking pack of Dungeness crabs were hanging around at the Pike Place Fish Company at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Yes, that’s the place where they throw the fish around for the benefit of the tourists and the cable TV shows. Of course, what do the fish think of that, anyway? Photo: Taken at the Pike Place Market in Seattle on 19 May 2015.

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