Photos ~ November Draws to its Finale ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Nov 2020

I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip ~ Henry Rollins

Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils ~ Cyril Connolly

This is the month of nuts and nutty thoughts,—that November whose name sounds so bleak and cheerless. Perhaps its harvest of thought is worth more than all the other crops of the year ~ Henry David Thoreau

In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year ~ Cynthia Rylant

Photos ~ Lingering Fall ~ Gig Harbor, WA – Nov 2020

Another fall, another turned page ~ Wallace Stegner

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! ~ Percy Shelley

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves ~ Virginia Woolf

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns ~ George Eliot

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all ~ Stanley Horowitz

Photos ~ Beautiful Fall Day ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Nov 2, 2020

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ~ Albert Camus

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns ~ George Eliot

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all ~ Stanley Horowitz

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree ~ Emily Brontë

Photos ~ First Day of Fall, Gig Harbor, WA ~ Sep 2020

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~ Unknown

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” ~ Shira Tamir

Addendum ~ Photos ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ May 2020 ~ A Beautiful Afternoon

It rained this morning, but cleared in the afternoon. Gig Harbor is beautiful when it’s sunny, even when Mt. Rainier is not visible. Today I walked a different part of the harbor than on the week-end. Very glad for the variety ….

I love photography and think of it as trying to capture a moment or the perfect shot. Photos are a fabulous way to remember people, events and special places.

Savor your journeys … past, present and future … real and imagined, near and far.

 

Photos ~ Gig Harbor, Washington ~ May 2020

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Photos ~ Gig Harbor, Washington ~ May 2020

This past week-end was beautiful ~ sunny and clear ~ in the 80s. When we have days like this in the Pacific Northwest (known for drizzle, gray skies ~ which we will have most of this week) we take advantage!  There were many of us walking about Gig Harbor, soaking up the sun. Local restaurants were open for take-out and were doing a brisk business, which was great to see. 

I ordered take-out from a favorite restaurant, Devoted Kiss Café. Their Veggie Wrap is terrific and I am eagerly looking forward to their re-opening (no date set yet!) . 

On a clear day, you can see Mt Rainier in the distance ~ always spectacular.

Savor your journeys … past, present and future … real and imagined, near and far.

Photos ~ Gig Harbor, Washington ~ April 2020

Yesterday was a gorgeous, sunny day in Gig Harbor, perfect to walk about. On a clear day, you can see Mt Rainier in the distance ~ always spectacular.

I ordered take-out from a favorite restaurant, Devoted Kiss Café. Their Mediterranean Quiche is fabulous and I am eagerly looking forward to their re-opening. 

Spring is in the air – time for re-awakening.

Savor your journeys … past, present and future … real and imagined, near and far.

Photos ~ Gig Harbor, Washington ~ Feb 2020

On a beautiful crisp sunny, winter day, it’s marvelous to walk about Gig Harbor. A clear, sunny day in February is delightful as it’s so rare. After walking about, I stopped for a lunch at my favorite Italian Restaurant, Il Lucano   

I discovered that you can order from their extensive dinner menu at lunchtime, which meant a fabulous lunch of Caesar Salad, Veal Saltimbocca, White wine (Sicilian) and Cappuccino  … Fantastico!  Maybe we will have an early Spring?? And yes, that is Mount Rainier in the distance .. on a clear day, it is visible and very beautiful.

Savor your journeys … past, present and future … real and imagined, near and far.