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Water color


Usually, the Victoria Clipper goes on a relatively straight line from Seattle to Victoria. On the day of my trip, a storm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca would have made for a rough trip*, so we took an alternate – and much longer – route north through the San Juan Islands. It was less open water, and more to look at. Like water on the windows…

on board the Victoria Clipper
San Juan Islands, Washington
photographed 4.21.2015

*Prior to departure an announcement was made regarding the availability of motion-sick medicine onboard. It was, “If you know you are prone to motion sickness, if you think you are prone to motion sickness, or you don’t want to find out if you are prone to motion sickness, you can purchase tablets at the concession stand.” It was the best twenty five cents I’ve ever spent.

Storm Drain + Clouds


I’ve just returned from a visit to Victoria, BC, where I spent a few days with my blogging friend Ehpem. We’ve been friends for a few years now, after following each other’s blogs. If you follow his work, you know that this storm drain is one of his regular subjects.

While I was in town, we went to the storm drain a couple of times per day; this image was made on my last day in town.

You just never know where blogging will lead you!

Victoria, British Columbia
photographed 4.24.2015



This? Oh, it’s just a little something I found on a wall in Victoria last summer. And that’s absolutely all I’ve got to say, which I realize may come as a shock to some of you.

No, wait – there’s one more thing. I hadn’t really thought about baggy pantyhose in quite a long time. Until now.

Victoria, British Columbia
photographed 8.3.2014

The sea’s power is incomprehensible


Another shot from my visit with Ehpem, who showed me all the best places in Victoria.

I live on the plains. We don’t have many trees. And no oceans, of course. I really just can’t get my head around how much power the ocean has, that it can toss these logs around the way it does. I’d sort of like to see it happen. (From somewhere that’s warm and dry, of course.)

Victoria, British Columbia
photographed 8.2.2014

(I am gone for a while, and will not be responding to comments right away. But make some anyway, if you feel inclined, and I’ll get back to you – it just won’t be right away.)

A pair of shots

One of the most interesting things that have happened to me since I started blogging is that I’ve made friends through blog connections. I surely never saw that coming.

For the past couple of years, blogger Ehpem and I have struck up a friendship. It was a nice happenstance that on a recent work trip to the Pacific Northwest I was able to meet Ehpem (who was just as nice in person as I’d expected). We spent part of two days making photos in Victoria, and we’ve posted many of these shots on our respective blogs.

One of the places Ehpem took me was Fan Tan Alley, where we stood shoulder-to-shoulder and made photos of some construction work. And so, here’s the first ever cooperative posting from One Day | One Image and Burnt Embers:

Ehpem took the wider view:

And I didn’t:

Want to see what Ehpem said about these same photos?

Victoria, British Columbia
photographed 8.3.2014

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