Ducky

Friday Floral

Hosta blossom from our backyard.

On a Sunday, Street in Seattle

Blue Angels

As seen through the smoke that blankets Western Washington, the Blue Angels.

F-22

Yesterday one of my brothers in law took us out on Lake Washington on his 50′ yacht. Pretty amazing experience. Before the Blue Angels practiced, this F-22 did some fly-bys. Pretty amazing aircraft, as it can almost hover.

We are experiencing smoke from the wildfires in British Columbia, to our north. The photos I will post following this post will show you how smoky it has been this week; kind of looks like 1970’s Los Angeles, no offense to LA.

Also, I didn’t take my camera bag with me on the yacht, but just my camera and a portrait lens. I wasn’t able to get the best shots with this lens, even extended all the way out. There were about 22 of my wife’s family on board the yacht, a 50′ Bayliner that is equipped beyond what I could do justice describing.

Some Bluestar2012 Stats

As promised, some blog stats:

Posts: 3,203

Visitors: 7,646

Total Visits: 28,328

Followers: 468

I have no reference point, so don’t know if these stats are meaningful. 

Thanks to all of you are make up some part of these stats!!!

Very humbling.

Tangles

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Hosta

 

Our second Hosta is starting to bloom. Although I am finding some things to shoot around our house, I’m anxious to get back ‘out there’ once my bones heal. Maybe August.

I keep thinking I am due to share some stats from this blog with you, subscribers and viewers. Without you the stats would be meaningless, mostly. I will post a couple of stats I think are fun and important. This blog has been going since Feb. 2009. At times I think I should take it in another direction, but the blog seems to have a life of its own and is still a joy for me to share what my camera and I are up to :-).

Be safe and treat each other with kindness.

Untitled for Friday

A flowery end to this week.

View from the Pike Place Market

Yesterday, on a Chamber of Commerce weather day, we took our two grandkids to the Pike Place Market to have lunch and to check out the refurbed section of the Market. We traveled by bus from West Seattle; I have to insert that I think comparing NYC Subways and Seattle Metro buses is likely close to happening).

Highlights of the images ( which are all  shot on my iPhone, with the aid of a detachable lens  are: The Wheel, Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay, Alki Point in West Seattle and the soon-to-become extinct Viaduct/SR99.

One of the highlights of the outing was viewing and contributing to the new Gum Wall!

Anyway, the foray into downtown Seattle for a few of hours was about all my broken down body could endure. The current Seattle agency in charge of tourism promotion of the city seemed to be doing a bang up job as the Market was jam packed, even for a Tuesday!

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