This is an experiment in light painting. That is, I set the exposure for the sky and used a flashlight (torch) to “paint” light on the rocks and wood pile in the foreground. This technique often uses colored lights but I didn’t like the weird effect of red or green rocks.
I’ve realized that I’m not much of a journalist. I went downtown to photograph a Concerts on the Dock performance of the Delta Rays. I did enjoy the music but when it came to posting a photo, I had to put up the better picture, rather than the one that recorded the concert. BTW, the boat is named Martha. Okay, now I’m feeling guilty. Here’s a shot of the Delta Rays, too.
This plant has lived in a pot for the last year. Our spring planting got interrupted and many things are still in pots or are just now getting permanent homes. I was struck by the nice arch that the stem formed.
The flowers are Crocosmia, originally native to South Africa. For scale, the longest blossom is about an 1 1/2 inches (37mm).
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The east end of Water Street has seen construction for most of this year as the city upgrades the street surface and sidewalks. To help us understand what’s what there are a few signs near the construction zone.
All businesses are open except for the one that’s closed. The sidewalk is closed ahead, so walk on the other side of the street. Except, stay on this side for the businesses that are open on this side. Is that all perfectly clear?
An hour of stillness, a boat moored, a photograph. Night rests in peace in the Boat Haven.
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Every time we have a nice sunset, locals bundle up and head to North Beach to watch it. I keep telling myself that I won’t take yet another photo out there. I’ve done pretty well this year keeping to that – but I gave in. I did. I admit it. I succumbed to the temptation and took some photos. Maybe next time I’ll be stronger.
This is a Skywatch Friday post.
Warm August days got you down? Get out on the water. Our 50 degree water will cool you down. The guy in back is cheating. Since she’s not looking he’ll let her paddle.
A Watery Wednesday photo.
Port Townsend hosts more than it’s share of festivals and events. With Fort Worden Conference Center, Centrum and the Northwest Maritime Center between them hosting something almost every weekend of the summer, we have tourists here every weekend attending something. With all the focus on visitors, it’s nice to have an event that is hosted by and for locals.
Port Townsend’s annual Uptown Street Fair cordons off two blocks on Uptown’s main intersection and features booths, the Farmer’s Market, music and a parade. Its funky, low budget and friendly.
Karen told me to go look at the Calendula beside the house. It has some beautiful gradations of color. She was right. I also found the detritus that collected in the center of the flower interesting.
According to Wikipedia, Calendula (pronounced /kəˈlɛndjuːlə/ Ca-lén-du-la), Pot Marigold, is a genus of about 12-20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to the area from Macaronesia east through the Mediterranean region to Iran. That means that they originated in the same part of the world as house cats. How’s that for useless trivia?
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Late August and early September marks the peak season for visiting boats that anchor in Port Townsend Bay.