Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ice house

This ice house on Sequim Bay was built in the late 1930s.  Boats would get ice here, pick up clams harvested on the bay, and carry the clams on ice to markets in Seattle.

Monday, February 25, 2013

hurricane ridge snags

These snags near the Hurricane Ridge Lodge in Olympic National Park have a lot of character, especially in black-and-white.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

on travis spit

This is a view toward Protection Island (visible on the horizon) from Travis Spit, near the mouth of Sequim Bay.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

a motion from the floor

The chair entertains a motion from the floor.

BTW, it's either a very small chair or those are very large kittens.

photo with added digital color

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

forest path

This path is near the Storm King Ranger Station on Lake Crescent, in Olympic National Park.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013


It's a good thing to do this time of year.  Especially if there's a patch of sunlight to snooze in.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

wpa trees

Here is a sketch of trees in Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum.  I did this one about fifteen years ago.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

in the parlor car

The parlor car is a feature of Amtrak's Coast Starlight train.

graphite pencil, digital color

Friday, February 15, 2013

cruise ship chef

He was waiting patiently for a customer at the cafe counter.  I'm sure it wasn't a long wait.

graphite pencil, digital color

Thursday, February 14, 2013

at the library

We visited the Port Angeles branch of the county library this morning.  I had a chance to sketch this patron at the computer.

graphite pencil, digital color

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

at hudson point cafe

I sketched this patron at Port Townsend's Hudson Point Cafe while at breakfast this morning.  See M's blog for a sketch of the breakfast.

graphite pencil, digital color

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Here is another photo from Vancouver Island, this time with some late afternoon drama near Buttle Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park.

Monday, February 11, 2013

root sculpture

I photographed these roots on Vancouver Island.  I think they look very sculptural.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

winter stream

The stream feeds the Quinault River, and runs through the same woods featured in yesterday's post.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

more winter woods

These woods are along the Quinault River, northeast of Lake Quinault.

Friday, February 8, 2013

the whole bird

The visiting peacock's little crown was hidden by a foreground leaf in yesterday's photo. You can see it in this one.  About the only things you can't see here are his big feet.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

some winter color

This peacock has started hanging out in our yard the last few days, providing a little winter color.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

fall poplars

Here's some color to provide a break from all the black-and-white of my recent posts. These trees are visible from the Olympic Discovery Trail a few miles west of Sequim.  I like the regular, slightly curvy pattern in both the tree trunks and the field edge and horizon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

bonsai and spire

Here is another pond-side arrangement at the Japanese Garden in Seattle.

Monday, February 4, 2013

reflect and transmit

A bare tree is perfectly reflected in this still pond, while recently dropped Japanese Maple leaves, covered in silt, can be seen scattered among the rocks on the bottom.

This scene is from Seattle's Japanese Garden in Washington Park.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


This peaceful spot is in the Japanese Garden in Seattle's Washington Park.

Friday, February 1, 2013

in the woods

This trail through misty woods is in Stanislaus County, California.  Photographed in wintertime, of course.