There are very few of us who don’t remember where we were 5 years ago when the planes crashed in to the World Trade Center. This photo was taken at last Spring’s Irrigation Festival. In Sequim there are many days when the main avenue is lined with flags.
At Ft. Flagler there is a fenced in area with settling ponds. There were ducks, geese…and a goat. This big boy was understandably upset when another duck tried to horn in on his territory.
On our camping trip, Grandma (that would be me) wanted a bottle of wine with dinner. I drove back the 4 miles to Northlund, a spot in the road on Marstone Island. This sign struck my funnybone…it was the only store in town.
I recently took a camping trip with my granchildren at Ft. Flagler, WA. This is one of the sunsets over the water looking toward Port Townsend.
It’s different, it’s modern, it’s not Sequim…but we own it! I know an article was in the our weekly newspaper, the Sequim Gazette, but for the life of me, I can not remember “why” we own it.
After I originally posted this picture, a friend sent me a link to the article. It was a gift from Dave Reynolds. Here is a portion of the article. “His gift to the city
Reynolds’ grandest piece of art might be an 11-foot-high, 1,000-pound aluminum testament to the ever-changing nature of sunlight and shadow. Reynolds has donated the sculpture, “Sunlight and Shadow,” to the city of Sequim for placement at its water reclamation site on Blake Avenue….“Basically,” Reynolds says, “this sculpture ends up being a metaphor for life. It expresses light and dark, good times and bad … night and day.
“Sunlight and shadow affect everything in our lives. The sun on the water … how we feel when the sun shines ….”
He says it is particularly appropriate for the water reclamation facility because the park represents the cyclical, interdependent nature of the elements: rainwater, groundwater, sunlight and shadows. He’s donating the sculpture to the city because he says the city has given much to him. His gift is an expression of gratitude, a sentiment he is quick to share with Charlie Roberts, the welder and fabricator who brought Reynolds’ 11-inch original to larger than life form.
With our wonderful weather it is hard to realize fall is just around the corner. I captured this “Orange Art” in front of one of our local restrauants.
Note the dog bowl attached to the bottom of the water fountain. This is in Carrie Blake Park close to the water reuse center.