Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Seal (Or Sea Lion?) Sadness

Fair warning, this is sad stuff. Walking on Alki beach this evening we noticed this sad sight. A large sea lion (not seal as I originally thought), very dead, skull partially exposed, on the beach, just past the tide line, and the really sad part that white blob to the right is a pup, still alive just laying there blinking and breathing. If that doesn't bum you out nothing will. I'll find some happy news to post soon. BTW, there's security tape around them both, and the seal sitters are there watching over the pair.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Early Morning Reds and Oranges

Lindsay went to Cali a few days ago, for work, and as I came back from taking her to the airport I was fortunate to catch the sunrise over the Junction.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Times Square Obama Pics

Rain Drop Blade

Rain drops on a plant, on our deck. I'm fascinated by the blue gray colors.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Times Square NY Celebration for Obama

Just back from a few days in NYC, on business, and what a trip it was. I was lucky enough to be there over the election, when Obama was elected and as soon as I realized that he was able to be called the winner I jumped in a cab and headed to Times Square. I was stunned at what I saw. It was a sea of people, each and every one smiling. It was black and white, young and old all cheering chanting. Metro buses rolled by and drivers opened their doors and pumped their fist in joy, honking and flashing brights, cabbies and cab passengers cheering from their cars, young black men, young white men ran into traffic and gave high fives to every car. It was amazing to see us there. Not them, just us all together. There was no threats, no tough guys, no attitudes, no sad, nothing negative at all, just optimism polluting everyone to the point that we all crushed in close and watched his victory speech on any one of the many huge Times Square screens. All around you could hear people repeating, reading out loud, the words of his speech as they were subtitled on the screens. Whispers out of everyone's mouth totaled to all of times square chanting his words. It was cathartic, a release for the last 8 years of confusion and distrust. I stayed there, moving from corner to corner, until 2:30AM enjoying the moment, and only leaving as I needed to get sleep. NYC was out in full effect, and I was privy to a wave of optimism rolling across America. Pics to come later, the video below was not shot by me, but is near exactly what I saw.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fresh As the Amazon

We got more groceries delivered by, this week.

Fall Leaf

This little Maple leaf is sticking up on it's branch, hanging on in the wind, in our back yard. It's from a sad little tree that I bought at Home Depot for $6. Hang on little buddy, Spring will be your time to shine.