October 16, 2018

Paul Allen

Paul Allen
Always hoped I might meet this man.
He was born on my birthday but not the same year.
He was an inventive conceptualists personality type INTP, same as me.
I was fascinated with his contributions
To our area and humanity and that he saw no need to wield political power.

I wish he hadn't been ill and had to leave so soon.
My condolences to the area and to his sister. Thanks Mr Allen, for being.

When autumn comes I'll think of you.
A man as large as a mountain. I'm
Sure you had many friends and fans.
I was only one out here in Mukilteo area.

North Cascades Highway. Cascade Pass. And an alpine lake near Mazama Where I hiked recently.

October 10, 2018

Washington Pass and Snow Country habitat.

The Pass about 5000'
Soon, the Cascade Loop Highway will be closed due to snow.
The Chewuch River from a home away from home in Winthrop.

Soon I'll come here to ski x country perhaps. Rivers running fast and burbling along. Air is cold and moist.
Welcome to the snow country!

September 19, 2018

I’ve been away. My favorite hotel on the Oregon Coast.

This is my favorite room. It's the Collette Room. It has a fireplace and balcony. A queen and twin bed.
It is on 3rd floor and faces the beach and out over the Pacific Ocean.
This room is the same price all year round. As is the Mark Twain room.
Which also faces the Pacific.

This is at Nye Beach.
No TV here folks. Only books.
Nice library. Overlooking the ocean too.
Breakfast, family style.

August 01, 2018

It is an adventure, into the garden...

Usually this time of year I'm posting photos of travels. But the garden is really so colorful. So I'm sharing them with you.
Snapdragon, toadflax, and darling bunny nose...daisies, hydrangea, cosmos, crocosmia and Hosta complete with Buddha and Nefertiti!

Hope the colors brighten an days for all who might enjoy gardens trips.

July 15, 2018

Swallowtail butterfly...

Lovely butterfly. Welcome....
Rate occurrence to have this fluttering around my yard.
We don't have many here where it rains so much.
It's been fascinating to observe its love of flowers.
Here it's on the crocosmia , it flitted off to calendula then hanging baskets with lobelia.