Took the weekend to pop down to L.A. for a family visit. Did not get any noteable pictures while in California, but did manage this stunning shot of home as we left.
This week my good friend Ben’s cross country road trip finally took him close to Seattle. He wanted to climb some mountains, though there are lots of mountains nearby, one really stands out.
Today I had no rush to get home. Its was beautiful day by Seattle’s standards. I walked to the bus stop and then just kept walking, trying to go down streets and paths that I had never explored before. An urban hike, with thousands of trails to choose from.
It was an exploitative and meditative experience, and though I did not have my camera with me, I did get a couple of nice photos.
This weekend the EMP museum opened its new special exhibit, a massive collection of props and costumes from all of Star Trek. I highly recommend to all who find Star Trek interesting to go see it. It is a very different side of the Shows and movies, as with most props they all look very fake and plasticity close up, taking away a lot of the realism of the props and effects, but giving a scene of size and scale that is impossible to display in screen.
Going to a local barbecue shack near by we had enough people to be seated in the secluded back room, which had only a single large table with this amazing and terrifying centerpiece. Luckily I was not seated directly facing the skull as it would make it a little more difficult to enjoy my brisket while looking into the empty sockets of the head of the animal which I am enjoying. Though very odd the centerpiece is rather fascinating, a horned skull, bleached and covered with wax from the many lit candles covering it while surrounded by veladoras, or prayer candles, and fresh flowers. It really gave the appearance of an alter honoring one of the animals which make barbecue possible.
Went out for walk and took a few pictures in the last light of the day.
The National Weather Service is reporting that this winter is the wettest winter in Seattle by volume on record. This leads a air of validation to all the recent transplants who seem to make up the majority of Seattle population. We will have bragging rites on future transplants as we are able to say that we survived the dreaded winter of 2015-2016.