Collage cards

I make my own holiday cards. It feels backwards, like investing in a new manual typewriter as the world switches on ever more smart phones. But I like doing it, for all sorts of reasons.

I took pictures, mostly to keep track of the designs. Then I decided to share them with you. Consider them my holiday card to you.

Yarn bomb gnome

I spied yesterday’s berries adorning a graceful tree near the new Sequim Civic Center. I shot various angles as I became increasingly enamored of the fall of the stems. Satisfied, I stepped away from the tree and turned to walk back to the car. “Aren’t you going to shoot the yarn bomb?” said DH. “What yarn bomb?” said clueless photographer.

Thank you, DH!


Sometimes it feels like winter strips everything bare. Truth is, it leaves bits and pieces for critters. Starlings and seagulls have found meals lately in our lawn, as have the groups of deer that graze. And many trees and bushes have leftovers once the leaves are gone.

New trail

Ten days ago I posted photos of the closed southern portion of the bluff trail at Dungeness Recreation Area and an adjacent new trail under construction further inland. The other day we came upon the ranger-manager as he worked on the new trail which routes walkers inland from the bluff.

The old bluff trail, refurbished only three years ago, is permanently closed due to steady erosion and to prevent idiots misguided walkers from scaling adjacent unprotected bluff areas. Posts and wires are being installed along the new route which should be open (weather permitting work completion) within a couple of weeks. You will, no doubt, see this new trail once my feet get authorization to enter. Can’t wait!