Last night I stayed in another beautiful place: North Bend, Washington. I love seeing Mount Si tower over the small town. I love the scent of the trees and winding river, and of course, I love seeing my wonderful friend Abby. We went out to eat and talked for three hours, and the next day I wanted to go hiking instead of drive to work. It's such a gift to live somewhere with such visual splendor.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Home again, Home again
I wish I was a good photographer so I could capture the beauty of "magic hour" on Bainbridge Island. This is the time when the sun is beginning its descent. It makes colors vivid and defines the lines on buildings. Trees are glowing fire red and orange against a shockingly white sky. Clouds are brushstrokes, flowers sigh in the breeze. I always want to get the camera out and take pictures of the entire panorama, but I know if I was to photograph it well, I'd focus on small things. Maybe the dying red flowers flanked by grassy tassles. Maybe the way the melting sun hits the bark on a maple. I love it here so much, and am so glad to be home. I'm sitting at a cafe near the ferry, just enjoying the vast sky and a glass of red wine, waiting for my bus ride home.