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Book Quest

Quest.  Remember looking for a certain book? I’m talking pre-google, search engines?

Out dad would scour used book stores and stalls for books he wanted for himself or one of us kids.  He was always searching for another copy of In Clean Hay to read at Christmas.  Nowadays you  type a title or author in a  narrow white box, press search and voila….options, usually in a few seconds.

An actual physical search can be incredibly satisfying cause chances are you will see another title or volume as you sift through shelves in a cool used book store.

That’s  what happened when I found a Peter Spier book from my kids childhood on a upstairs shelf.

Old Inlet Bookshop in Homer, Alaska is such a place. We went there after our Thai lunch in the mermaid themed cafe attached to the bookshop

Meet Andy Wills. Third generation bookseller. IMG_2448.JPG

I don’t know how many books he has in his bookshop but if you are looking for something, he knows where it is.   You don’t have to go to Homer, Alaska though  You can email him   books(at)ak(dot)net      Hope that method of writing email address avoids spammers

IMG_2445.JPGHere is he taping up the cover of the Peter Spier book.


Mirrors and Lines in Anchorage

Mirrors

and lines

The Anchorage Museum imageimageimageimageimageimageimageFifth Avenue. Anchorage Alaska selfie


Maura in the Mirror

Mirror is the Weekly Photo Challenge so I’m interrupting the Northwest Vacation Series to post my favorite mirror photo.  Maura is going to be eight come November- her baby photo  makes me smile. Time passes at a rapid rate which is what old people always said to me but now I am understanding what they were advising me when I was young.  The baby blanket belonged to her mother Erika when she was a baby.  I always like the heirlooms passed on to another generation.

 

Maura in the Mirror


Twenty Hour Journey

First leg of our journey complete.

Mary and I made it to Okanogan via Seattle and Wenatchee Washington to be with our brother David and his wife Carolee.

It’s a long way from New York City.  We got diverted to Minneapolis for a couple of hours but we were fortunate to make our connections. A little more excitement than we needed.

Here’s the article about  what happened on our way to Seattle.  Alaska Air couldn’t have been nicer to us.

view from David's window

Morning view in Okanogan

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Seattle Airport- The Olympic Mountain range in the distance

 

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Orchards from the Bombarier 400Q plane

 

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Ready for the winter, firewood pile

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Where we sleep in the Yoga Studio

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Freedom Tower 

Here’s the view from my sister’s apartment. 

Just minutes between the shots. 

Reverse order save last one but blogging from phone and it seems too difficult to get them in chronological order now. 4-3-3-1-5

Mary added an empty frame on top of window 


And getting ready for bed after a long day on the train I saw this view 


The holiday has begun. 

Steve holding the fort at home. 

Here’s the view from my sister’s apartment. 

Freedom Tower at Dusk in frame.


Perfectly Framed Eyeballs

This afternoon I left a Shop ‘n Save where I don’t usually shop. I saw these eyeballs staring out of the dark frames.

 The building is unoccupied. Just thinking about why they were painted there.

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City Puddles after the Downpour

After the birthday party (grown up), the nextdoor neighbor kids were playing in the puddles.

There’d been a downpour.

Kids love puddles. They are like magnets to them.

Fun Fun the weekly photo challenge

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

Morning has broken

WordPress not looking for the glorious sunrise photos this week. 

Rocco’s – Bleecker Street 





Mary’s-NYC

Columbus OHRockford  IL

Rockford IL

Columbus OH


Jean Marc Chatellier – Almond brioche 


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One glorious sunrise St.George Island –

July 2016


Narrow Edge 

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Wider, thicker, fatter, heavier would be better-it was so good. 

Desired characteristics for the narrow ice cream sandwich, not me! 

Guess that’s why they keep the amount of ice cream slim.


Narrow Space Between Shadyside Buildings 

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Narrow space between Shadyside Buildings in three different lights