Christmas colors of red and green, but from the middle of summer. This was seen along Soos Creek near Seattle, Washington.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
The Seattle Underground is an interesting place to visit in Pioneer Square. The tour takes you through a series of old walkways that were buried as the city was raised above the groundwater zone. This is one of the sidewalk skylights that illuminate the old corridors of the underground.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I'm not particularly fond of this fruit, usually treated as a vegetable. Okra is from a plant in the Hibiscus family. When cooked, there is a slimy consistency, which is used to good effect in various southern dishes involving the word, "gumbo." Fried okra is a bit more acceptable to my palate, but I try to avoid this type of southern food as well. I guess my "Damned Yankee" status is still intact....
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Street photography in a crowded place is very challenging. For this photo I squeezed in between the wall and the edge of the nearest produce display. Pike's Place in Seattle, Washington is a great place to visit - especially if you like being jostled by a crowd of strangers. For a photographer, it's a fun place for street photography.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I had to wait for the sun to reach the tree line to get the summit completely in the glow of sunrise. Photo taken July 2, 2011 from Covington, Washington.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Pike's Place in Seattle is a happening place. It draws thousands of tourists each day, but the locals come to shop for the flowers, fresh produce, fresh fish, etc. I really enjoyed the vibrant colors and atmosphere of the flower stalls and produce shops.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
Would you like to help? There are some pretty cool rewards for donating - every little bit will help - so please consider donating to the project. I'll be very grateful on behalf on the undergraduate students who conduct research in my lab. All of the funds raised will be going toward a project that is underway right now with three very bright undergrads doing the benchwork. If you could help spread the word by sharing the link, that would be a big help as well.
Here's the link to the #SciFund site that describes my project: Cats Nails - a parasitic plant of South Africa.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I'm participating in the SciFund challenge, which is an effort to raise money for research via unconventional methods. Usually scientists have to wait for grant proposal opportunities, which are becoming more and more challenging every year because Federal and state budgets are being cut back all the time. So, this is a first attempt at work outside the box.
My goal is to raise $5,000 by December 15, 2011 - a modest amount that will go towards field research and laboratory supplies. Please contribute (every little bit helps), and please spread the word. This is a crowdfunding effort, which needs to take advantage of social media and personal contacts. Every contribution level has a reward (check out the $1000 level if you are a collector of wood art). Thanks for your help!
Here's the link to my RocketHub site: Cats Nails - a parasitic plant of South Africa