Monday, September 27, 2010

A clown by any other name...

I'm glad to see that the current U.S. style of politics is rivaled in other countries!

Literacy test dims clown's bid for Brazil congress (AP source)

I'm imagining that headline would fit right on the cover of USA Today. The only difference is that there is no hiding the fact that Tiririca (Francisco Silva) is a real clown. The distinction here is that in the U.S. we like to dress them up a bit and teach them to talk pretty....oh, and then we vote them in.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Late Summer Bounty

In my denial of the recent arrival of Fall and the coming gloomy, rainy days here in the Pacific Northwest, I am kept distracted with the enjoyment of some of the late summer local offerings that are still trickling into the markets. Fresh, ripe figs are a highly anticipated fruit that I look forward to every year. I was happy to see these at the market yesterday, and even more happy to snack on them today!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tiny Taco

This might be the world's tiniest taco... Nacional 27 - Chicago

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Awesome Seattle Day..(well at least the morning)!

Not too much to complain about today; a semi-late weekend-morning sleep, good coffee and an early afternoon bike ride in West Seattle and Alki. Living here just over three years now, I've learned to jump on these chance opportunities of sun and warmth when you can get them in this late autumn shoulder season we have. If you can excuse the phone quality pics, I thought they were lovely glimpses into our fading Seattle summer.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rust and rails

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Garden Gnomes

Thought I'd post a few more pictures from a recent garden gnome series I took while on vacation. While I find these little subjects quite cute, I can also see why people might find them creepy in a Twilight Zone "Talky Tina" kind of way.