Winter Diary Before they get buried in the archives, here is a selection of “scenes seen” in the last few months. 1. Working boats at a marina in Anacortes with steam in the background from a refinery across the bay. The colors have been modified to add a little more drama. 2. Seen in a vacant lot outside a lumber business, in the small town of Edison, WA. 3. Sand patterns at Cape Perpetua, Orgeon 4. Winter fog, same location as #2. Edison has a population of perhaps a few hundred people and a four-block downtown. On that street are a couple of art galleries, a bakery, and a few restaurants, each of which achieves the kind of quality you’d expect in a city fifty times the size of Edison. And they all need electricity. 5. Another telephone pole, by the Olson Building in Anacortes. 6. Calm hands. 7. Several days of snow shuttered the schools and many businesses. The Sword ferns aren’t looking very good after being laden with heavy, wet snow for days. These fronds will gradually recover though, and the plants will send up new shoots in the Spring. 8. A tea cup is a close friend on cold mornings. 9. Citrus is appealing these days. 10. A thrift shop vase with seasonal berries is welcome in the house. 11. Nigella (aka Love-in-a-mist) seed pods, as seen with an in-camera filter. The seeds are dropping out of the pods. Maybe I’ll plant them. A relative, N. damascena, is used as a condiment and according to Wikipedia, its seeds were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. 12. Paperwhite (Narcissus papyraceus) buds are reassuring whispers of hope. 13. Now that the buds have opened, the fragrance arrives like the blessing of a soft-cheeked infant. 14. In Port Townsend, a small town on the Olympic peninsula, moss overtakes a stairway. Port Townsend is in the Olympic rain shadow (which means the Olympic Mountains grab Pacific ocean moisture before it reaches this area). The town only gets about 20 inches of rain a year, compared to the U.S. average of 38. It’s still relatively cool and damp throughout much of the year, keeping the moss happy. This photo was taken in the wettest month, November. 15. The garden Buddha, enrobed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Pacific Northwest, photography. Bookmark the permalink.