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The Mountain is out today……….

The Mountain is out today……….

She is the welcoming sight of home….Like some mysterious lover, she hides within the thickness of dark grey clouds….for the long and dreary stretches of winter days ….. She knows, she can make your heart sing with joy……when she comes out.

Mount Rainier

Celebration

Brilliant, this day – a young virtuoso of a day.
Morning shadow cut by sharpest scissors,
deft hands. And every prodigy of green – 
whether it’s ferns or lichens or needles
or impatient points of buds on spindly bushes – 
greener than ever before. And the way the conifers
hold new cones to the light for the blessing,
a festive right, and sing the oceanic chant the wind
transcribes for them!
A day that shines in the cold
like a first-prize brass band swinging along
the street
of a coal-dusty village, wholly at odds
with the claims of reasonable gloom.

~ Denise Levertov ~

 

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400 years of shade


“Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.”
–  Henry Ward Beecher  

 

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Art of the Architecture

Art of the Architecture

By the light of the Moon

Like all large metropolitan cities, Seattle has it’s darker side, at ground level the beauty seems, in constant competition with the unsavory, usually your attitude decides who wins.

 And, like many other things in life, we only see what we focus on…On this day…my focus was on UP….to the buildings, to the clear blue sky and on this day….Beauty Wins.


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The Cobb Building, downtown Seattle (my personal favorite) is regarded as one of Seattle’s finest buildings in the Beaux Arts mode.  The facade features large terra cotta cartouches incorporating a stylized Indian chief’s face in full headdress. These are attributed to craftsman Victor Schneider and were supposedly inspired by the photography of Edward S. Curtis.

 

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Moon Sound

Moon Sound

Sound, Ship and Skyline

From a cozy spot on Alki Beach..looking across Puget Sound..as Seattle winds down from the hustle and bustle of its busy day…..occasionally, if the skies are clear and you are lucky enough in being there, on a certain evening….MAGIC HAPPENS!

Sleeping Seattle, Rising Moon

 

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For the Joy of being alive…..We Dance!

For the Joy of being alive.....

“And those that were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music” ~Nietzsche

 

I took this photograph last fall, on a clear and crisp Autumn day in downtown Seattle….This wonderfully colorful man…. seemed to me at the time, a reflection of all the PURE JOY, I was feeling, as I wandered through Pikes Market and busy streets of this beautiful city………….

 

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Sunsets, Shadows and Tiny Boats…………

Sunsets, Shadows and Tiny Boats…………

These are a few various shots, taken over the past couple of years…in late summer, early fall evenings…here in the GREAT Pacific Northwest….

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Snow in Seattle

Snow in Seattle

Not a sound is heard....

these old cherry trees....are beautiful in every season....

the conifers are showing off...eh?

Kai the wonder dog is about to fall through the snow.....

 

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