Saturday, May 18, 2013

Warm Gray Day In Proximity To Water

The water is a presence everywhere in Port Angeles, visible at the bottom of most streets. @jfleck's theorem does not require a waterfront home with moorage to be provable. Went walkabout around my neighborhood just now, taking pictures of the boats in yards and alleys and on the quiet streets. These would be (just some of) the boats that have NOT been trailered down to the water this weekend in really nice boating weather. In some cases appear not to have been anywhere for a good while.

Westside streets and alleys, May 18, 2013. The people in the next yard have lots of rhododendron still freshly blooming. (Click for larger image.)

The thing(s) to notice here: lilacs on the left. Strait of Juan de Fuca below. Freighter going past. San Juan Island on the other side.

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Truth: the rhodies are mostly past their prime, and the madrona trees likewise; but the lilacs are splendid. In the vacant lots, alas, scotch broom is peaking.

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LOTS more boats in the camera, and plenty visible as little specks out on the Strait. Must note however, that with slightly different framing this could have been a photo essay on the number of vehicles per household (trucks, boats, trailers, cars; functional and not), or the way people ornament their dooryards.

Scotch broom invading the lot with the trees (Click for larger image.)
Lilacs across the alley (Click for larger image.)

Where was all this? Thankyou satellites for talking to the GPS in my camera, and thankyou iPad for the location pin.

Exactly where (Click for larger image.)

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