Saturday, May 28, 2005
Many years later, we found a cruise (through our local Parks and Recreation office) on the Schooner Zodiac, sailing out of Bellingham, WA. Our junior-high-aged kids were under the usual minimum age, but the rules were bent once the crew met them and we climbed aboard. It was a wonderful week.
Later, we went back to volunteer while the Zodiac was in dry dock. Later still, I went back to crew. I still remember standing the 3am-to-6am watch in a small, protected bay, watching the sun rise above the water, listening to the ship move quietly at anchor.
It's a great ship, with a great crew. You should sign up for a cruise.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
I search for more abstract subjects, those that provide a sense of peace, an antidote to the computer teechnology.
These still lifes are everywhere. In a small corner of Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, there is a quiet place with peaceful light. Not many of the hundreds of tourists stop there while there are some many amazing plots and arrangements nearby. Yet, this is a regenerative place. See if you can find it when you go there.
As I moved slightly from side to side, positioning the sun in the frame, I heard the rattle of a bicycle behind me. I waited, then, as she passed me, took this shot of a homeward-bound commuter.