Saturday, February 28, 2009

Neither rain, nor hurricane, nor too much sun...

This is how the mail gets delivered on Isla Mujeres. I imagine most days it's a pretty good job!

Friday, February 27, 2009

For the Armchair Traveling Foodies

Chips and various kinds of salsa and spicy sauces.

Coconut Shrimp. I can't even tell you how good the above dishes were! This was just one of our many lunches on the island.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

We interrupt Mexico for a little Seattle Snow

I read this post by Linda Reeder this morning and it was so beautifully written and photographed that I wanted to share it. I remember when I was house-sitting for my parents and walking down the long drive through the woods to get the mail/newspaper was one of my favorite activities of the day as well!

Isla Mujeres Cemetery

The big picture.

A little closer.

The details only.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

No graffiti says the graffiti

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this drawing on a wall says something about not drawing on walls.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Colorful Village

The village on Isla Mujeres has many colorful buildings. Here are just a few:

The Hardware Store. It sure doesn't look like Home Depot, does it?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Two Things Challenge: Shiny/Dull

These masks showed up on our doors at the Casa Sirena as Mexico gets ready to celebrate Carnival. It's probably a fun time to be there!

The Cemetery

Seen in the amazing cemetery on Isla Mujeres. I will be showing more shots from this photogenic place.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Planting Palms

We watched several palm trees being planted around the island. I think they were trying to fix up the village after the devastation incurred by Hurricane Wilma.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Parking with a View II

I went on a quick trip to Mexico last week to escape the cold and dreary weather of Seattle and soak up some Vitamin D. I went to a little island called Isla Mujeres near Cancun on the Yucatán Peninsula. I was happy not to be in the overly touristy city of Cancun, but instead in this little village on this little island.

Maya's Blue Period II

More of the Olive 8 building.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Maya's Blue Period

A new building has just been completed on the corner of Olive and 8th. It houses the new LEED certified Hyatt Hotel as well as condos. It has blue glass all over it which I love!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Outdoor Art

Ballard has a little park that has these large sculptures. I've always found them interesting, so I finally photographed them all. Apparently, this park is moving away from the original Ballard heritage and some people aren't happy about it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

These two displays are at Horseshoe in Ballard. I thought both were fun and interesting. I always loved passing out these candies on Valentine's Day when I was a kid!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Feeling Crabby?

Wall art at Hattie's Hat in Ballard.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Group Health

Water fountain on the campus of Group Health on Capitol Hill.

Sculpture seen in the same area.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Parking with a View

These scooters on Capitol Hill have a prime spot!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Round and Round We Go

Where we stop, nobody knows!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Glass block seen in my massage therapist's room.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Smith and Sunset

Butternut squash soup enjoyed by my friend at Smith on Capitol Hill. My risotto was excellent too!

My view walking back home.

Friday, February 6, 2009


This branch saw an opportunity to get outside the fence!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Gathering Spot

The needles from the tree above seem to like to gather on this palm frond.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Demolition of a Block

Vivace was one of my favorite places to get coffee and was located only a block from me. Now it's moved further down Broadway to make way for the demolition of this block and the next to make way for the new Capitol Hill Light Rail Station. I'm excited to see the light rail come to the Hill, but sad that it won't be complete until 2012!

This decorated wall surrounds another piece of property where the Jack in the Box used to be in the other block that is being demolished. Hey, did you know Jack is a Taurus like me? I'm not sure what to think of that.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Two Things Challenge: Many/Few

There were a few wrecked cars sitting in front of the Firestation the other night along with many raindrops.

A few colorful bricks with many leaves on a stubborn vine adorning them.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

This church on Capitol Hill is being renovated and turned into residential units. It's nice to see an old building being preserved for a change instead of torn down. It seems poor attendance is making it impossible to keep it a church. Apparently they used the space for a scene in a film before starting the renovations. I had a chat with some of the workers pouring concrete. They seemed quite jazzed about the project. Their enthusiasm was infectious. I'd like to see the inside when they are done!