Just a moment of silliness here, not a photo of Port Townsend. Well, it’s me, and I live here. My friend Phil tried this shot and I liked it enough that I had to copy his idea. It isn’t your typical self-portrait.
Port Townsend is awash in pink blossoms as the flowering plum trees put on their spring display. These particular trees adorn the parking lot of the San Juan Baptist Church off Discovery Road.
I was walking on Larry Scott Trail in the evening when I saw two sea otters approaching shore. I noticed a worn path through the grass across the trail from where the otters were ascending the breakwater rocks. I got as close as I could before they could see me. This otter broke from the rocks but startled at my shutter click.
Another closeup. This is a pansy. I don’t know what kind. It came from a package of mixed seeds. I love the tiger colored petals.
My main camera has been in the shop for a bit and looks to be there for a while more. Phil B., who also shoots Pentax has kindly loaned me his K20D for a bit. The lucky guy went out and bought a new K-5, which I drool over.
Anyway, I took the opportunity to use the camera and get a few macro shots of K’s flowers. This is a gerbera daisy, a species that originated in South Africa. This flower bloomed in the greenhouse but got moved into the dining room where we get to see it more.