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Feb 282015
 

Everything in context.  Just east of the Seattle center and its iconic space needle is, go figure, a residential neighborhood.  Some people have a train to listen to as it makes its way.  Of course, the sound of traffic is ever present in most large cities.  But, these folks have the presence of a needle in their midst.  One can only dream.

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Feb 252015
 

And you thought golfing didn’t include exercise.  Walking the Old Macdonald course at the Bandon Dunes complex along the Oregon coast sure does.  We were lucky there was no wind this day or it would’ve been tougher.  But, walking through the barren dunesland of this golf course, named for the famous architect C.B Macdonald, is a real treat.  The sloping hills, the gorse, sand and the ever present Pacific Ocean just over the ridge.  This is no barnyard stroll.

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Feb 202015
 

A true medieval castle.  I can only imagine living inside her back in the day.  Surrounded by cliffs and forest it must have been a beast to construct, as well.  I’m sure one of the reasons it’s still here in such good shape is its natural defensive locale.  It seems out of the loop even for todays standards.  Was it worth fighting for?  Maybe no one of any significant prominence lived here.  Hard to believe, though, given such a massive and incredible building.

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Feb 172015
 

The tufa formations of Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra of California are quite amazing.  While most of them are in the lakes water, these were resting outside on the lakes shoreline.  I wonder how many years they take to form.  Did the lake have to recede for them to show themselves like this?  I suppose I could look it all up on line these days but there’s something about the mystery of it all that makes them special to me.

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Feb 132015
 

Of course you know I love to explore.  So, when on my way to New Orleans I decided to take a bit of a side trip up into a section of bayou along the Atchafalaya River.  After a beautiful winding drive up a rutty gravel road I came to this spot along the river.  A perfect place to stop and relax.  I stopped the car, got out and just set a spell.  Just me and the catfish.

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Feb 092015
 

I wonder where he’s going.  This is a classis example of setting out to capture one thing and coming back with so much more.  I was driving around Los Angeles one night, looking for a good angle on the downtown area.  I parked the car and got out to walk around when I ran across this train platform.  I just stopped and waited for the right moment.  The downtown cityscape could wait too.

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Feb 062015
 

I’ve never spent much time on the Atlantic, but I do remember many times of playing on a Pacific beach.  There’s a high degree of freedom that comes with playing on the beach right next to the ocean.  Maybe it’s all those negative ions coming from the ocean breeze sweeping across the water.  Maybe it’s the salt mixing with water and sand.  Maybe it’s that the parents are willing to just let kids play as the adults sit on the sand or a lounge chair and read.  To each their own.  I’ll take that feeling of freedom, however it happens to come.

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Feb 032015
 

Anyone know what the sign says?  I translate it to octopus for lunch.  Seems reasonable.  We didn’t stop to try it.  But for the local Greeks it must be a decent seller or it wouldn’t be there.  Also, it must be rather abundant in the local waters of Aegina, a relatively short ferry ride from Athens.  It’s fun exploring the local culture, but I’d already eaten.  Hungry?

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