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Mansonic Award

The other day, James said it was a goal of his to win the Mansonic Award, whatever that was. He wasn’t quite sure, but it had something to do with being a good citizen and student. Today he was one of six kids in his grade to win the Masonic Award, which is precisely for that. Guess it will have to do.

*I blurred his full name on the certificate in Snapseed.


While James had flag football practice at a community park, Delaney and I took off to explore the surrounding neighborhood. What did you think this post was about?

She initially complained, but I told her we’d just go up one side of the street and down the other. For some reason, that was acceptable. IMG_4995There was a community garden at the park and most of the houses on the street had abundant yards of their own. Delaney took this picture of apples growing from the scrawniest tree I’ve ever seen to bear fruit. It was happy enough I guess.IMG_4998.JPGWe then encountered a huge dahlia and nosy flamingo. IMG_4996.JPGEach home was unique, some were obscured by purposeful plantings, while others were accessible by bridges or other unusual entryways. Sometimes I marvel that we are in a city. And I am thankful we are.IMG_4997.JPG

Ping Pong Pooch Pose

20140630-143018-52218235.jpgIt all started when  a ball landed right next to his mouth and he didn’t even flinch.20140630-143106-52266802.jpgWe decided it was an opportunity for summer amusement or maybe art.



20140630-143137-52297943.jpgScratch one ping pong ball.




Everett Marina

20140427-205104.jpgA beautiful but threatening evening at the Marina tonight inspired me to take this picture that, except for a couple clues, appears to have been converted to black and white.20140427-205119.jpgA tall ship waits it out at the dock.  Actually, it may wait longer than that for all I know.



20140220-183221.jpgOur dog noticed this little guy on the bridge above the creek behind our house. I didn’t notice how closely his colors matched the moss until I looked at the pictures later. I could be wrong, but I believe this is an immature stink bug. Thankfully, he did nothing to confirm that.

8:15 Sunrise Over the Great Wall

20140109-163413.jpgFor most of us here, the sun comes up (when it isn’t obscured by clouds) over a dark wall of trees, delaying it’s appearance well past the already alarmingly late sunrise. Even if you’re lucky to have a view of Lake Washington to the East, you still see the sun come up over the Cascades. Wall or horizon? You be the judge.20140109-163426.jpg