Friday, April 23, 2010

Another Day Trip Idea

It's supposed to be a fairly nice weekend
with only a few showers late today
and early tomorrow.

How about a little outing to Pt. Townsend?

Victorian houses galore.
Scenic waterfront.
An Episcopal Church with a red door.
Charming little shops and restaurants.

It's only about 90 minutes away,
give or take.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beach Time

Sorry. . . .
I've been a bit preoccupied 
since I spent a week at the beach
and I've not gone out to take new Tacoma pics.

So I'll show you some beach photos.
Cannon Beach, Oregon is about 
a three or four hour drive 
from Tacoma,
depending on how often
the dog needs a pit stop.

p.s. This was during a small interlude
between impressive early spring storms
with high winds, driving rain, and intermittent hail.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Fields in nearby Puyallup
are filled with 

The Daffodil Festival kicks off Saturday.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Sometimes the reflection has more drama.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gone, but Still There

The old F.W. Woolworth store.

Gone, but not totally forgotten.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Detail from Yesterday's Post

He's such a dapper guy

I though he deserved a closer look.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Not in My Lifetime

Oops. . . cut off the N in Washington.
I needed a different lens.

Can you imagine a time
when $1 a week
would dress you?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chinese Monkey Mask

Another mask from the Broadway business district.

Sun Wu Kung (Monkey) Mask.

Monkey's mischievous magic caused Buddha
to seal him in the Mountain of the Five Elements.
When released, Monkey helped find
the sacred Buddhist sutras
and became a saint.

Monkey Magic.
Monkey Mischief.
Trickster born from stone.
Buddha seals you
in the mountain
til you can find
the sacred sutras.
Monkey Saint. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Sunny Day in Paradise

Would you believe me 
if I said this is Tacoma's Commencement Bay?

I didn't think so.
April Fool.