Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Tracks and Trains

In 2009, Seattle FINALLY opened its first light rail line. This photo is of the Mt. Baker station which is a 5-10 minute walk from my house. It is so nice to be able to go the airport or downtown without driving and/or having to find a place to park.

A few months ago the light rail line expanded to Capitol Hill and the University District but I haven’t taken it to either of those places yet.




Tracks and Trains

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Looking Through a Window

I saw the most amazing thing through my kitchen window this afternoon. I’m used to seeing spider webs close to the window, but today I noticed that there was a bee next to the spider. As I watched, the spider started turning the trapped bee over and over again, wrapping it’s silk filament around the bee with every turn.



Once the bee was encased in the silk, the spider started pulling the bee upwards. Within a minute it  moved from the middle of the plate glass window to a point where it was out of my sight.


This evening, I discovered that Cee’s Black and White challenge for this week is “Looking Through a Window.” I love the synchronicity.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature

When I returned home the other day, I noticed a glob of black on my house, just above the dying dahlias. It was about 8 feet from the ground. I couldn’t imagine what it was.


As I walked closer, it became obvious.


I’ve never seen a snail 8 feet up the side of a house before!




It’s all about nature