Immersed in a waterworld of wonder, my senses heightened, sound from the outside world dampened …. That is my experience walking the Waterfront Trail located in one of Seattle’s jewels, the Washington Park Arboretum. My photo destination is a not-so-quiet one, water’s edge across from the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. The football faithful have [...]
Open your eyes! There are amazing miracles happening all around you. It is almost spring! May I introduce you to some rotund, soon to-be-luscious, wafting with infectious fragrance, fruit tree buds that captivated me in Seattle’s Arboretum? I managed to play hooky for a few hours with my camera, and as always, my lens helped [...]
Seahawks – Super Bowl XLVIII Champions!
To celebrate the Seahawks’ success, Shutter Wonders is offering a high-quality note card showing the Space Needle in Seahawks’ colors, topped by the 12th Man flag. A description of their first ever Super Bowl win is printed on the back. The cards are only $3.50 and are a fun way to celebrate their tremendous victory! [...]
Football frenzy describes Super Bowl-saturated Seattle these days. Even the Space Needle, our iconic landmark, got into the act by celebrating the Seahawks’ fanatic fans and the team with a mammoth 12th Man flag. Part of what I love about photography is recording a moment in [...]
My Friend the Flicker
The distinctive call of a Northern Flicker woodpecker causes an about face wherever I might be as I try to catch a glimpse of this ruby-throated favorite of mine. Masterfully, they somehow cling to our feeder meant for small birds. Perching in a tree near my kitchen window in this image, he definitely improves the [...]
When someone in Hawaii told me not to miss the protea, I wasn’t very enthused. Protea…sounds like some kind of one-celled animal or something. We were going to be in the Kula area of Maui, where protea grow, so it was on my long list of things to do and see, if time allowed. A [...]
Shop No More!
If that is music to your ears, we have the perfect solution for your shopping quandaries: Shutter Wonders Northwest Scenes calendars, full of memorable Pacific Northwest images. The month of June features a view of a classic yacht and an iconic mountain — the gorgeous Thea Foss fantail yacht and of course majestic Mt. Rainier. [...]
Shivering, Shimmering, and Shooting
It was a clear, frigid January dawn. I waited on the beach in West Seattle for the morning sun to alight on the western Olympics. Pink was what I was after. Camera, tripod, and hot coffee were at the ready. Right on schedule, the sun’s first rays escaped the Cascades’ embrace, peeking over these eastern [...]
Skyward. That where my eyes go first everyday. Sun-edged cumulus on a mixed-weather day. Golden sunset rays that sneak underneath that day’s gray layer. Downy ivory puffs painted on a pacific blue sky. Streaks and shreds and filaments of cirrus high overhead. Tangerine-outlined mountains at sunrise (Cascades) or sunset (Olympics). Mount Rainier glowing with seemingly [...]
Throw All the Paint
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” So said Danny Kaye, a favorite human being of mine, who also happened to be a very funny comedian. I recently offered this quote to my class of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students of which my husband and I are [...]