Photo: Travel Theme – Pastel

Pastel colors at dusky sky…


“It was that time of dusk when there is a—deepening of the interior shadows. It is a melancholy time: all you need do is switch on one lamp and the inside and the outside will separate, held apart by the reflections in the glass, and evening will begin.”
Rudolph Delson, Maynard and Jennica

This post was written in response to Travel Theme: Pastel

PS. for the Seattleite’s trained eyes, you can even see the shadow of Mount Rainier being slightly overlapped by Safeco field… 😉

Photo: WPC Challenge – Cherry on top

Seeing Mt. Rainier always makes me smile.

Seeing it from above hanging out with his pals Hood, Jefferson and the Sisters is unbelievably cool.


My last Spring break trip with the family was all good, nice and relaxing, but the coolest part was being able to take pictures of big landmarks from above.

I picture the mounts here, but I was also able to identify the Salt Lakes and Canyonlands, both in Utah, until the clouds came and ended my fun.


This post was written in response to the  Daily Post Weekly Photo Challeng: Cherry on top.

Photo: Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Take a New Photo

Fresh from the oven… Kirkland waterfront on a late afternoon.


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Take a New Photo.

Today I left work a bit earlier than usual, but decided to give the nanny the opportunity to work her regulars hours. So I went for a walk in Kirkland with the intention to take a new photo for this challenge. I got a few, but this one was my favorite.


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Two of Anything

Two pictures of twos. One man-made, one nature-made.

Two glass sculptures at the Bridge of Glass, Tacoma, WA


Twin trees at Lakeside Park, Lake Chelan, WA



This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Couples, Twins, Two of Anything.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

I could be here talking eternally about changes that happened in my life. How I moved to a different country, how my life changed when I had my first kid. Then how it changed when I had my second kid! All the changes in jobs, including the many that happen on my current one (a new one, seemingly HUGE is about to happen again next month…).

But instead, I’ll show a change on something that’s external to me. One I have no say or control about. One that all I have to do about it is to observe.

I live in Washington state, USA, which is one of the states in the region we call the Pacific Northwest. Well… the PNW runs right along part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, meaning we have several active volcanos in the area. In our little piece of the world, most of the volcanos are quiet.

Except one!

Mt. St. Helens is the one that had the most recent eruption, in May 18th, 1980.

After the 1980 eruption, part of the area around the crater was preserved so scientists could study how nature recover itself from such a blast on its own.

Then, in 2005 and 2006, some increased activity was observed, releasing some pressure and creating a new dome at the crater.

The 2 pictures below were taken on visits I did to the mountain, in 2002 and then again in 2015, both in June, so same season.

In 2002 you could see some green showing up, but the dome was still pretty small.


13 years later, the scenery is still mostly brown and gray, but you can see much more greens and a much bigger dome.


In other areas of the National Park, we could see the difference in greenery even better, but unfortunately I didn’t have similar pictures from those areas to show.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”