Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall Fiber and Fun

This fall has been super interesting and here's the pics to show for it! We've had the Kittitas County Fair, which was awesome. We won the Black and White Barn Award from the State. :) Also, been re-designing my house interior. And knitting and spinning and just having a good time!

Office Fun: Me with Sasquatch

Me as Pirate LaRue

The view on the way to work, October 30.

The Fall Fiber Festival, October 17. Good turnout this year!

Karla Kaatz demonstrating weaving at the Fall Fiber Festival.

Joan teaching drop spindling to a new spinner at the Fall Fiber Festival

Would love to dive into the middle of all that wool! Suri alpaca. *sigh*

The girls out for a stroll. They're finally laying eggs. Talk about the best thing ever! Fresh eggs are the bomb!!!!

Sidewalk Sunflower. Found this beauty over on 3rd and Kittitas on the way to Fred Meyer.

Ummm... Which way do I go? Sign at the Kittitas County Fair.

He looks so sweet!!! Yeah. No. One of the bulls for the Extreme Bulls Rodeo event.

My project basket got Judge's Choice. Yeah!!!

Fair display for the Fiber Arts Booth. Lots of variety in fibers here.

The moon from my backyard. I took this with my Cybershot just standing and holding the camera. I was pretty impressed that my camera was able to get that kind of detail. You can see the craters on the lower right side.

A purse I made using a pattern from Interweave Knits magazine. The exterior I spun from a blend called potluck. The fabric interior is leftovers from a skirt that I made.

So that's been most of what's going on this fall. I took two photo series, one of the color orange and one of the signs of Ellensburg. I will get a link up to the galleries soon.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


As promised, here's the pics from my adventure in Providence, Rhode Island. First off, I never ever thought of going to Rhode Island. At all. But it is the east coast, and I've always wanted to go there! Providence was very different than Seattle as far as large cities go. The people were friendly. Sometimes a bit too friendly! Anyway, here's my trip in pics.

Mount St. Helens from the plane during take off. I sat next to a wonderful naval pilot and a mission doctor from Cambodia. They were awesome.

Mount Rainier from take off.

Signs on a street in Providence across from the First Baptist Church of America.

View from the hotel, the Radisson on the Harbor.

The First Baptist Church of America, founded in 1638 by Roger Williams.

An eagle carved into the pillars of the gate at the State House.

Columns are a common sight in downtown Providence.

A trumpeter swan on the Woonasquatucket River.

The braziers for the Waterfire show. I missed it because I was flying back to Seattle the afternoon of the event.

Buildings on Westminster Street. This street was beautiful.

Loved this shot from the Skybridge between the Westin Hotel and Providence Place Mall.

Me in front of the State House. And yes, I found a Starbucks the moment I got into town!

Dorrance Street was one street I crossed the most. It was right between Starbucks and the Convention Center. It also was quite beautiful.

View of boats on the harbor from the hotel.

A black and white rendering of the red door on the Grace Episcople Church founded in 1829.

Another great view from the skybridge. I'm not sure which of the churches belong to these steeples.

Leaving Rhode Island. I was told that this is the bridge between Newport and the mainland.

Black and White of Philadelphia as we were flying out. The original picture was sooo hazy and cloudy, you could barely see anything at all. I did some serious work on this to clear it up, but black and white was really the only way to see it well.

A meandering river somewhere in the middle of the USA. Could be the Mississippi, I suppose, but I'm not sure.

Mountains and glaciers and an alpine lake still frozen over. Not sure if these are the Rockies or the Cascades. I'm thinking they're the Rockies.

Don't know which mountains these are either, but I like the perspective, how they stretch on and on.

The final bank coming into SeaTac Airport. This was a beautiful sight to come home to!

NEXT POST: Kittitas County Fair and Life through Orange Colored Cameras!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Best of Summer 2009

Here's some pics from my summer. Went hiking. Lots. And to Mary T's cabin twice. And to Rhode Island (those pics will be in a separate post). So enjoy the pics!

Ducks huddled together at the cabin.

Sunrise at the cabin

Sunrise at the cabin.

Earlier sunrise at the cabin.

Algae at the Yakima River

A little pond that appeared on the river walk.

Wild river water

Panoramic Yakima River (This is 3 photos stitched together)

Sunny Yakima River

Clouds over Eastern Washington

On our canoe adventure, Mary and I saw a momma loon with a baby hitching a ride on her back.

Little lizard up at Red Top Mountain

Red Top Mountain Lookout. Yeah. We went all the way to the top.

View from the lookout tower.

Jeep ride up the Manastash

Vintage Kittitas Valley

Waterfall near Lake Kachess

Lake Kachess. No hiking due to snow and logging.