Did too much work today, and took time to get my every-8-weeks meds. So here's a picture of the central library from a few days ago. One of the things I appreciate about Seattle is that one of its most impressive landmark buildings is a library.

I'm still thinking about how lovely Plymouth Church is. The architecture too:

Plymouth Church wants you to know exactly how it feels.
For whatever this non-christian's opinion is worth, the Jesus of my reading would concur.

I did need that break from the self-imposed pressure to post a nice photo every day, but I'm going to restart now because it has generally been a really good practice for me. The self-imposed pressure that I really need to leave behind is for the photos to be consistently good.

Take these bathing pigeons, for example. Crappy photo, but the delight they were taking in a mucky little puddle still feels worth sharing.

islamophobia, goodreads 

migra (, chinga la) 

This popped up after dark yesterday, as if to thank me for watering at dusk.


The trails themselves are beautiful and varied: the project inherently needs sites with a wide range of snow melt dates, so they take us across almost the whole range of terrain there that doesn't need specialised equipment to access. I had to pass on today's hike because I woke up with gut and back pain (maybe one causing the other?), but even the little walk I could handle while waiting for the rest of the party was a delight.

Several of the study sites have Sitka Valerian, and that's also one of the plants that takes over when there's a recent disturbance like a rockslide. It was absolutely covered in these small black-and-white butterflies.

We were there for a very specialised sort of : reporting on the life cycle phases of flowers at various study sites for meadowatch.org/ . That doesn't always mean there are lots of flowers--data from well before and after peak bloom also matter--but we were there at a good time for flowers this year.

The taco truck spot at 21st & Union has upgraded its seating area.

I'm finally getting around to the proper edit of my photos from Florence in April. Might as well start with a total cliche: flickr.com/photos/eldan/albums

All this photo scanning is reminding me of when my mum dug up the super 8 projector in Turkey and we hand-respooled some 60s filmstrips so we could project them onto a paper bag: flickr.com/photos/eldan/887851

food photo 

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