Point Defiance Gardens and Zoo 2

July 26, 2015 We’re at Point Defiance, going through the zoo and the flower gardens. It was a muggy day and many animals hid from the heat in tall grass and shade. We really had to search to see some of them. The fox I photographed looks almost ghostly, as if emerging from some other dimension.   The walk along the Asian pathways into tiger territory was beautiful, filled with bamboo, orchids,  statuettes and flora. The air was heavy with the scent of orchids. Very heavy on such a muggy day. There is only so much I can tolerate as … Continue reading Point Defiance Gardens and Zoo 2

Hot Summer Days

  We took a walk a few weeks back and decided we’d cool off a bit in the local waters. While there, I took some photos I thought you’d enjoy. Who, besides me, can spot the little green lizard thing within the water? He looks like the Geiko Insurance lizard to me. Every year the Dungeness River floods out. Most rivers do around here. The washouts leave sandy pathways to walk upon within the Alder forests, and trees and bushes floating to places they’ve never been before. Do you see the Giant? Not many people realize he’s there . . … Continue reading Hot Summer Days

Sequim Lavender

This past weekend was the Sequim Lavender Festival. I don’t know which has worse traffic, the Irrigation (Irritation) Festival or the Lavender Festival. Both are huge events for such a small town. For those of us living here, trying to make left hand turns onto the only connecting road (Highway 101) is near impossible. Twenty minute waits to make a left turn onto the highway while keeping your foot on the brake while you’re facing downhill anyway is frightening. Your legs and feet cramp up. Out-of-towners are always in a huge hurry and rarely if ever are they polite enough … Continue reading Sequim Lavender

Blogging Day 4: Who is the target audience for your life stories?

Who is the target audience for your life stories? By Leneé Cobb I’m going to write about something we covered in class, something I cover in every class I give: When it comes to your life story (stories,) who is your target audience? The fact that I noticed a fellow blogger, one I enjoy following as a matter of fact, typed the words “target audience” in her blog’s title, and blogging 101’s assignment for day fours subject matter deals with target audience makes the timing pretty sweet for me. It never fails to amuse me how, when folks attempt to … Continue reading Blogging Day 4: Who is the target audience for your life stories?

Photo101: Day 2

Photo Assignment: Day Two: Street & Establishing Shots   Yes, this is the road I live on. I had some fun with photoshop on this picture I took of one of our neighbors training a new horse. It was just so story-bookie I had too do it. The man is well-known locally as Clallam County’s resident horse whisperer. One day, during our first winter here, when there was snow upon the ground, we awoke to the sound of bells and rushed outside and through the woods to the road to see what was the clatter. Jingling along the road were … Continue reading Photo101: Day 2

Home Equals Adventure: Part 1

This is for the first assignment in the Photo 101 course here on WordPress. Photo 101 Assignment: Home is elusive. When we think about this word, we might picture different physical locations. And while home is often found on a map, it can also be less tangible: a loved one, a state of mind. . . . What does home look like or mean to you? Share an image in a new post. I have no idea what I’ll learn about photography but look forward to the unknown. June 1988 Clouds and heavy mist hung over the northern Olympic Peninsula, … Continue reading Home Equals Adventure: Part 1

Cougar Tales Part Two

Grandpa Stuart’s Cougar Tales as told by Grandma Williams (my mom,) and me During the years my mom was growing up, not only did Grandpa Stuart, her daddy, work for Pepsi Cola, have two bands, (The Sagebrush Rambler’s and Tommy Stuart’s Lucky Five,) and his own radio program, he also had the only sawmill in Twin Falls, Idaho for many years. He bought the sawmill with the money he had saved from working for Pepsi when my mom was about 13 or 14. He’d go up with some other men, log, and bring the timber back down to Twin to … Continue reading Cougar Tales Part Two

Gitchie Goomie

Gitchie Goomie by Lenee Cobb This story is an excerpt of Moonwalks and Unknowns. Port Williams Beach 1991 Tonight the moon is full and I cannot sleep. It is so beautiful and inviting outside. Time to hunt or hide. Time to ponder upon the ancients. Manganese blues, crystal stars, and unicorns. When youth is restored through wonder, and age is measured in memory. The thrill of being alive to wonder. The dare of present Unknowns. It is early spring. I am thirty-four and my brother Tom has come to visit. Port Williams Beach lies on the western shores of Sequim … Continue reading Gitchie Goomie

If You Miss the Train I’m On

If You Miss the Train I’m On By Lenee Cobb You will know that I am gone; you can hear the whistle blow 500 miles. I sit outside on the patio at my parent’s condominium in Lakewood in the wee hours of the morning crying. It is raining softly. Daddy is now 84. Mom is a few years younger. Daddy had a stroke last month and mom had one last week. It is summertime and their window is open above the patio. I can hear them snoring comfortably through it. After all the years of rambling around the country, my … Continue reading If You Miss the Train I’m On