Monthly Archives: April 2017


I used to shy away from taking pictures of people I don’t know, especially other people’s children.  But lately I’ve noticed that when I play with a little voyeurism, I capture little moments that make me smile.  Such was a recent outing to Semiahmoo spit on Easter.


trusting ‘whatever’

I slowed my bike but thought “whatever,” and went right through the puddle.

Such is life.

I often see puddles too late to adjust and go around;

Trusting my balance and

fenders to keep me dry,

I just peddle on through to the sidewalk on the other side.

Think, Write, Thursday – on Saturday

The prompt is to describe a tree house hideaway,  but for me, my special spot was a closet.

When we moved into the house where I did  most of my growing up, my bedroom had a closet about 5 feet square.  The first thing I did when that room became mine was make the closet a special hiding place.  With my clothes hung above, I made the floor underneath cozy with pillows and blankets and my stuffed animals.  I didn’t spend a lot of time in there, but just knowing I could made it special.


One branch of blossoms

dips low to the water’s edge

and deer come nibbling.


Printing with daffodils


Point Roberts

IMG_7941A friend and I took a trip to Point Roberts for 2 days.  It was fun to look up the history as we traveled there to find out why this 4.884 square mile parcel is part of the US rather than Canada and who has lived there over time.   And, like other parts of the US, the border between our two countries is marked by a ditch rather than a wall.


these are backyards on a border ditch

It is a beachy place.  There are parks at each of the 4 corners and abodes of all types – trailers, yurts, cabins, coastal homes and large spreads.  We stayed in a unique little L-shaped cabin constructed carefully to preserve a cedar tree growing in the elbow of the place.  The stove top worked but not the oven so I’m glad we didn’t bring anything we needed to bake.

IMG_8116The weather allowed us a wonderful morning on the beach.  It rained all night and the tree tops were moving above us with the wind.  I want to go back in the summer but I’ll bet the population is tripled then.


It’s time

bike 2017