Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekend Reflections: Sound Waves

Puget Sound, that is!

These are sailboat masts, reflected in the rippling waters of Puget Sound, but they also remind me of the visible sound wave display you see when you listen to music on the computer.

Click to see the rules and to take a badge for yourself.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

There Goes the Neighborhood

It's not often you see a 200,000-pound house going for a stroll down the street. The Van Zandt home was built in 1900. All 3100-square-feet of it was moved Saturday from its spot on Eldridge Avenue to its new lot on Utter Street. Rumor has it the person who owned the house wanted to build a new one on site instead, but didn't want to demolish the historic home. He offered it to his contractor for free, as long as he paid for the move. Pretty good deal, I'd say! My only question is-- who the heck wouldn't want this gorgeous home for themselves?

Thanks, sis, for getting the photo!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Pumpkins in the Patch

We met friends yesterday at Stoney Ridge Farm in Everson for a day of hay rides, fresh donuts, farm animals and picking apples. Plenty of other people had the same idea: the farm was packed and we ran into at least five other families we knew enjoying a beautiful fall day at the farm.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekend Reflections: Wheel I See You...

at the next show?

Classic VW's (and some newer ones) lined up for the 2011 Volksfest show in Moxee, WA.

For more weekend reflections click HERE.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Human Body

You never know what you'll find along the row of antique stores on Holly Street. Here, for example, is a male mannequin... and a book on the human body to go with it, just in case you need help identifying some parts. He may be missing a few things, but with six-pack abs like those, who needs arms and a head?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sea of wine glasses

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a wine tasting put on by Sound Beverage Distributors for their clients and friends at Silver Reef Casino last night. Right after I snapped this picture, I grabbed one of those glasses and had a very nice evening.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Golden Skykomish

It seems like summer just got started, but the trees won't be denied: fall is definitely here!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Through the Web

I've been treating every warm, sunny day as if it could be our last... according to most reports, it's going to be a particularly cold and wet winter. We've been blessed with sunshine this week, and so we've had a picnic every day. The ducks appreciated the leftover crumbs, but the spider had his own lunch.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dwight Clark

It may be national news at this point for all I know, but our happy little city has been turned upside down in the search for this sweet-faced 18-year-old kid who's been missing for a week and a half now. Every street corner in town is papered with posters, and I just keep thinking of his poor mother, and how this is every parent's worst nightmare. A little over two weeks ago, he went off to college, and now he's just... gone. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Power Lines

One last streak of daylight highlights the trail of power lines on the far side of Lake Whatcom.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Grape Boxes

Yesterday some friends and I went to Mount Baker Vineyards and walked among the grapes before we went to the tasting room for some wine tasting. Mount Baker Vineyard is one of the few west-coast vineyards-- Washington state produces a lot of wine grapes, but almost all of them are east of the mountains. These boxes transport the grapes from the vineyards to the winery.

Friday, October 1, 2010