Thursday, December 31, 2009


Somewhere up Highway 2, Annie and I stumbled on some kayakers on the Skykomish River. Brett, pictured here flying off of some waterfall, was nice enough to take us further up the river.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Skiing With Santa

Awesome time spending a couple hours with Santa the other day at Stevens Pass. If you watch on youtube, you can watch in HD.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

for KIm

Random photo I made for my neighbor after a parade last summer. Too much sun? Maybe.

In case your curious, this bear is the female version of the local minor league hockey team's mascot, a boy bear named Lincoln. I'm not sure what the girl's name is though. Why is she dressed as a princess? Well, this parade was for the strawberry festival, so, obviously, the answer is, I don't know.


These were both taken today. Both with the mercury hovering around freezing. Both with frost still clinging to the grass in the shadows. Both guys enjoying their days as they see fit.

"Winter time is the way to go," according to Gino Romero, 62, who did not let the freezing weather keep him from enjoying the sun while waterskiing across Lake Stevens late Friday morning. "We love this sport so much, we can't give it up just because summer ends," said Romero, who dons a dry-suit before plunging into the lake.

Matt Raney laughs as he pulls a Colorado Blue Spruce out of the frozen ground for a customer Friday morning. Raney is selling Christmas trees from his Lake Stevens home as a fundraiser for an upcoming mission trip to Swaziland.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Opening Day

... and a face that keeps on giving.

What a great assignment. Go cover opening day at Stevens Pass. And, as a bonus, a beard like that. And then he takes his goggles off, and he has those eyes! (more photos with article)


... fake fire (link)

... if you're going to drunkenly side-swipe someone, make sure it's not an unmarked State Trooper (link)

... more dogs (link)

... nice story on drop-outs heading back to school (link)

... new bus system

... on the way back from an assignment