Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Goodbye, elm tree

One of the beautiful elm trees on Columbia Street died. I am only an amateur dendochronologist but I think it was definitely over 100 years old.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse report

We watched the eclipse from the roof of the Rectory.


Getting a photo of an eclipse with an iPhone is a challenge.


Eclipse shadows on the roof:


As an added bonus, we found someone's secret break room up there.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The terra-cotta warriors

We went to see the Terra-cotta Warriors exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. They have about seven of the warriors, nine horses, and lots of other funerary objects from China. The warriors are all from an Emperor's tomb from about 200 BC. They have only excavated about 2,000 of them and they think there may be another 8,000 to go.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Zizi's coloring book

Zizi and family are going to see the eclipse. Z made Sagey a dinosaur coloring book so he wouldn't get bored in the car. T-Rex is on the cover.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Shakespeare in the Park

This time we came to the right park. They are doing Comedy of Errors. O Dromio, Dromio, why dost thou have so many scenes in this play?

In the news

MAKE IT STOP

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A certain shaft of light

That oppresses, like the heft of cathedral tunes.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Evening walk

We went for a walk around Seward Park which was lovely and extremely noisy as the lake was covered in Seafair revelers. The sun on the way home was quite Biblical.

Birthday cupcakes

Dana made delicious banana bread cupcakes with chocolate frosting which Sagey enjoyed quite a bit.

Sagey's 2nd

Here is our nephew, with a bruise on his cheek, a scratch on his nose, a scrape on his knee, and a shirt drenched in apple juice. Happy birthday, Sagey!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Haze

The smoky orange sky is a bit ominous, like a scene from a movie about a post-apocalyptic world where global warming has taken over and the government is teetering on the edge of chaos. Oh, wait...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Jane Austen anniversary

We celebrated Jane Austen's death anniversary with C and R. C made a portrait of us in Legos! We are sitting in a blue and green house with all of our favorite books and even our kitties.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Kusamas

Young people with nose rings, tattoos, and/or weird hair monitored the doors of each room with stopwatches. Once admitted you had 20 or 30 seconds to gaze upon fields of lanterns, dots, or other shapes. You were encouraged to take photos except in one room which was full of pumpkins.

At the SAM

We are about to find out what all the fuss is about.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

At an anniversary party

THE SKILLET FOOD TRUCK?!?! Happy Anniversary, W and B!

My view right now

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Chapel is back!

Almost...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

At St Ignatius

Sacristies I have known. I really liked this one. Photo by M.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kitty portraits

Thought it was time for a Tommie and Hairy update. They are as handsome as ever.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Feast Day

A very happy Feast of St James to you!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

To the park with Z

Z leading the way with a backpack full of treats and things to do.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On First Hill

Just another day in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An important anniversary

Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death and I think I discovered why Cassandra never finished her portrait of Jane--folded arms are hard to draw.

Monday, July 17, 2017

At Gasworks Park

We have always thought about visiting Gasworks Park and tonight we made our dream come true by driving out there, which took all of 15 minutes. It is a very cool place where everyone does their own thing. Troupes of medieval dancers practicing, couples tangoing, bikers bicycling, alternative young people vaping and smoking pot... basically the whole spectrum of Fremont life.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

At Key Arena

We went to a Storm game at the Seattle Center with Julie and family. As you may have gathered, we are not big sports fans but a Storm game is actually really fun.

In Redmond

These kids got distracted from bubble-blowing in the interest of watching a tennis match.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Dry run for the rosary walk

We are doing a rosary walk around the neighborhood on Sunday so I did a dry run this afternoon. More like a damp walk since it was pretty hot out. Fortunately it's supposed to be cooler on Sunday.

Also, one of my goals is to have a shrine like this in our backyard.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A walk to the Market

We walked to the Market to see the new viewpoint which will eventually connect the Market to the waterfront. It was cool and there was some great Market-themed art. We walked back via the Amazon campus where the spheres are almost complete. I think when the spheres are finished it will mean we have officially entered the Circle. Some young Amazoners were playing their own form of lacrosse with brooms and an exercise ball in the lee of the orb.

Liturgy still life

This is what my desk looks like right now. And most of the time.