Saturday, October 31, 2009

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EDIZ HOOK, Port Angeles, Washington













Barry Ewing

Friday, October 30, 2009

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Hoh Rain Forest, Quinault,Washington




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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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A mechanic friend had a cool idea for a tattoo...



Here's my rough design.



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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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On my way to Idaho a few years ago I came across an interesting used car lot in Pendleton, Oregon.














Sunday, October 25, 2009

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The OLD COAST ROAD

Forty two years ago a good friend of mine introduced me to a road that served the residents of Big Sur long before the majestic Highway One was constructed as a link between Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula. I have driven the road many times over the years, most recently in the summer of '08. There was a tremendous fire in the Santa Lucias (Coast Range) that year, and in several of the following pictures a smokey haze can be seen.




The Coast Road unceremoniously takes off from Highway 1, the Cabrillo Highway, just north of Big Sur.




The yellow sign says "impassible in wet weather" (I can't believe I didn't get a closeup.)




A dusty road inland to the uplands.




Looking back (south) towards the valley where campgrounds and resorts abound.




A good view of the Coast Range. "The fog comes on little cat feet..."




Cattle guard.




Coast Redwoods.







The far ridge has been blackened by fire.




An interesting copse of Monterey Cypress. I'm not sure whether they were introduced or are native.




Looking back (south) towards Pico Blanco.




One of my favorite environments is the oak woodland.




The riparian environment at Bixby Creek.










After ten dusty miles, the end of the road appears suddenly, with the Pacific framed by the majestic Bixby Creek Bridge.




Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Last night I dreamed of a house with a funny address...

Suzan Gray


Wednesday, October 21, 2009




GRILLES -they don't make 'em like they used to.

(Images grabbed from the internets)






















Tuesday, October 20, 2009



The SHRINE OF THE BÁB
Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel


(These are photos I gleaned from the Web)









I sketched this while on Bahá'i Pilgrimage in 1990.











Monday, October 19, 2009

Market, North Beach, San Francisco



Sunday, October 18, 2009



The MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
Goldendale, Washington


Sculptures by Rodin






Native basketry and beadwork.







There was a large collection of chess sets from around the world.