January 25, 2008

Blurry Moon Photos

Well, why try to come up with a clever title? Just get to the point.

The weather lately has been great. Cold, but sunny and clear. This has resulted in wonderful views of all the mountains and lovely sunrises and sunsets. It's also the reason we've had dramatic moonrises too. From the kitchen we can spot the moon through the trees. It has first appeared as a giant, orange ball. As it rises the color lightens and it appears smaller. Wednesday morning at about 6:15 I travelled one block west on my street, crested the street and looked straight at Puget Sound which was illuminated by the full moon. It appeared not as water but as a field of snow with dark islands in it. It took my eyes a moment to adjust. I just couldn't figure it out at first. The light was so bright and so beautiful and it was still dark. So the water appeared white. What I wouldn't have given to just sit there in my car for another 30 minutes to watch as the colors changed. On days I don't have class I get to enjoy the sunrises form the picture window in the living room.

January 21, 2008

On A Clear Day...

What a great day for weather. Crisp (around 32 degrees when I shot this) and crystal clear. Here is the sun coming up and touching Mt. Rainier. It's a decent view from the front porch. In spite of the neighborhood trees and electric poles, I feel fortunate to be able to see the mountain whenever I look out (assuming it's clear).

On my drive down 35th to the bridge I could see all of Mt. Baker and all the peaks from there to Mt. Rainier. On the other side of the Sound I could see all of the Olympics. A great day for mountains. I walked down to Lincoln Park to stroll along the water and it was beautiful. The hike up is challenging but the views on the way down and the exposure to endless sun made it worth it.

January 18, 2008

Chicken Salad on Cucina Bodanza

Yes, all my posts are about food. Well, school is very busy, the weather usually sucks, and no trips are planned until late Spring. But I cook every day so this is where the creativity is lately. I wish I had time to blog ALL the yummy things I make. For now, perhaps once a week. Wish the pics were better. Again, no time for clever set-ups. I figure a decent shot to give you an idea of the outcome is sufficient for now.

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Chicken Salad on Cucina Bodanza.