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!

Civic Ctr Dec 14

It’s time for another look at the new Sequim Civic Center. It’s definitely coming along. Now with paneling applied to the exterior walls, it’s easier to visualize its eventual scale.

You can see here the obvious progress since the last shot that I posted in September from a similar perspective.

Civic Ctr 2 Dec 14

Here’s another view from what I think is the back of the building.

Fire rubble

Last May a spectacular fire destroyed the Baja Cantina and Sequim Consignment Store on Washington Street, leaving a scorched and collapsed shell. The Sequim Consignment Store has since relocated further east on Washington Street. I don’t know whether the Baja Cantina will reopen.

The building owner has been working with her insurance company to evaluate the loss and determine next steps for the charred remains. Heavy equipment descended on the site recently and all that was left the other day was a heap of debris.


I’ve been searching for a good chile rellano since I left California. I know, I know. The further north you get from the Mexican border the lower the odds of finding one. But I still try. Last week we went to Jose’s Famous Salsa on East Washington. All in all the food was good. Compared to most I’ve had the rellano wasn’t disappointing. In fact, it was pretty good and the salsa’s really good. I think I’ll return and try their tacos and tamales. But I may have to head south for what I’m craving…or break down and get cooking.

Inventor sculpture 1

I discovered some new sand sculpture in process last week on North Sequim Avenue. Sue McGrew, who recently completed a beautiful piece at the Arts in Action Festival in Port Angeles last month, was at work on this as I drove by.

Inventor sculpture 2

I don’t know the genesis of this piece but it looks to me like unique advertising for the law office behind it.

Update: The Peninsula Daily News has reported that this piece was commissioned by Jacques Dulin who is celebrating 50 years of patent law. Here’s a link to the article.

Civic Ctr Sept 14

The last time I showed you the new Sequim City Hall, in August, there really wasn’t much to show. Within days of that post the structural framework was erected, quickly defining the new building. The completed facility will be 34,000 square feet and will include both city administrative offices and the police station.