Cherry Blossoms

My friend had a folks over yesterday to enjoy the cherry blossoms in her neighborhood.  Out of 15 people, 4 had SLRs. It was a great day for photographs… cherry blossoms photographer   blue flowers   tea inspired self-portrait

Capitol Hill

On Sunday, I wandered around my neighborhood, Capitol Hill, with my camera… Here are a few of the shots: view of space needle from capitol hill iron grate truck cherry blossoms

Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle

In January, Seattle opened the Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown.  Yesterday was my first time there.  And, on a rare Seattle March afternoon, there was sun.  :)   eagle by alexander calder   > unfortunately, the birds didn’t get the memo.  (see above “white highlights.”)    wake by richard serra    the color was just amazing.    it’s me!   eagle backlit    

Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Project

Nine years ago, Yo-Yo Ma founded the Silk Road Project, a non-profit aimed at  studying the ebb and flow of ideas among different cultures along the Silk Road. Tonight, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble performed at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.  The music was stunning, with three pieces (“Once We Were…”, “When the Wind Circles…” and “The Silent City”) standing out for me.  The latter was composed by Kayhan Kalhor and commemorates.. the Kurdish village of Hallabja in Iraqi Kurdistan… who are often called a ‘nationless nation’ and who have been the subject of numerous assaults and difficulties because of their …

Snow at Green Lake!

Yesterday, there were snow flurries throughout Seattle. In order to fully appreciate it, I went up to Green Lake to walk around.  It was freezing, but beautiful.  snow at green lake same seagull, perhaps? bench fence tree

Snow on the Drive Home!

Yes, the two hour (20 mile) drive home kinda sucked tonight. But there was SNOW!!  :) Cameraphone evidence:  snow on the freeway   out the window   snowball!!!