Bright Copper Kettles

I messed up on Friday’s photo challenge. I forgot to add an important piece to the gallery: Julia Child’s bright copper kettles, now housed in a display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Do you see the colored circles around the kettles? That is Julia’s handiwork. She drew them around the copper pots so that when visitors (e.g., Jacques Pepin) cooked in her kitchen and subsequently took care of the dishes, they knew where to hang the pot on theRead more

Half and Half Bike Ride

In response to this week’s photo challenge, Half and Half, I present photos from a Wednesday afternoon bike ride on the Wiouwash trail. Blue skies, temps around 75F, and split images made it a perfect 14-mile adventure. Click on the Half and Half link at the beginning of this post to peruse the bevy of talented photographers and their interpretation of this challenge.Read more

Autumnal Adventure

But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you. ~Stephen King~Read more

Biker Babes

“Whether your own or someone else’s, literal or figurative, take us on a photographic adventure.” ~The Daily Post~ Sunset, biker babe, friend, adventure. Daylight, biker babe, friend, adventure. (Peace, love and crabs to all.)  Read more

Into the Fray

fray2/frā/ noun a situation of intense activity, typically one incorporating an element of aggression or competition.   Every time the mountain bike has come out of the garage this summer, it’s been an adventure – new trails found; a battle with mosquitoes and soft sand; searching for the trail head; pedaling more miles than thought possible; enjoying views of blue water and majestic oak; hurting in places one would rather not hurt. None of the adventures, though, compare in intensity toRead more