Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Elderberry by andiwolfe
Elderberry, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Christmas colors of red and green, but from the middle of summer. This was seen along Soos Creek near Seattle, Washington.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Horsetail abstract

Horsetail abstract by andiwolfe
Horsetail abstract, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another bokeh and dew drops abstract featuring Equisetum. This photo was taken July 1, 2011 along a trail near Seattle, Washington.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Skylight by andiwolfe
Skylight, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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

Au Contraire - Be a Square!

I just published a book of photos! There are 80 pages - check out the preview...


Totem  by andiwolfe
Totem , a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington, has a modern-day example of totemic art in the Pacific Northwest tradition.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Street photography: Bride at Pioneer Square

Bride at Pioneer Square by andiwolfe
Bride at Pioneer Square, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

When a bridal party storms onto the scene for a photo shoot, it makes for some irresistible street photography.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Okra by andiwolfe
Okra, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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


Raspberries by andiwolfe
Raspberries, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another in my food series from Pike's Place in Seattle, Washington.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Cherries by andiwolfe
Cherries, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Ahhhh, summertime. Bing cherries, fresh from the orchard; nonething could be better. These were photographed at Pike's Place in Seattle Washington last July.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Produce stall at Pike's Place

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

Mount Rainier at sunrise

Mount Rainier at sunrise by andiwolfe
Mount Rainier at sunrise, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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


Berries! by andiwolfe
Berries!, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another photo from Pike's Place. The produce displays there are totally awesome. The food is fresh, colorful, and mouthwatering.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Daisy by andiwolfe
Daisy, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Early morning dew on a daisy that has not yet been lit by the sun. Soos Creek Trail near Seattle, Washington.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Mushrooms by andiwolfe
Mushrooms, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another produce photo from Pike's Place, Seattle.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Oranges by andiwolfe
Oranges, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

From Pike's Place in Seattle, Washington. The produce there is fresh and beautiful.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pike's Place

Pike's Place by andiwolfe
Pike's Place, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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

A drop of clarity

A drop of clarity by andiwolfe
A drop of clarity, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

A horsetail, dripping with dew. Sometimes it takes just a new perspective to see things clearly.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Pike's Place

Pike's Place by andiwolfe
Pike's Place, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

I need some cheering up today, so here's a reminder that there is beauty in the world.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Progress report on my #SciFund effort

Last week I blogged about the #SciFund project I'm participating in over at RocketHub as an experiment in crowdfunding science. My goal for the Catsnails project is $5,000 - a very modest amount compared to the usual grant proposal budget. Thus far the project is at 12% of the funding goal (thank you to all the fuelers!). There are only 38 days left to reach the goal, and the response rate has dropped off dramatically since last Friday.

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

My scientific "bake sale"

Dear Readers,

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