August 13, 2010

Hats Off Manette!

80 year old Manette Bridge in Bremerton, WA is being replaced. Each year that passes it becomes harder and harder to make a case for restoring rather than replacing things with special character. The cost and safety case that is. I get it, but still. Residents in the city of Tacoma, WA really dug their heels in to try and save the Murray Morgan bridge of the same vintage. They had a good deal of sentimental support in their court, as it carried the name of a wonderful local author and historian who died a few years ago. Still, no luck. Sad.

Well, hats off Manette, I'll miss your face.

August 7, 2010

Horseshoe Lake Marsh Area

In keeping with the reflective theme, but jumping seasons, here is a marsh area in an off channel of Horseshoe Lake. An image made last fall. It's a nice quiet area. Years and years ago a family of beavers dwelled near here. No more. When bigger homes began to develop around the lake the beavers either picked up stakes and headed for a better neighborhood, or...  I've always hoped the answer is the former and not the latter. 

August 6, 2010

Port Orchard Marina

This is part of the marina in the town of Port Orchard, another favorite place to take the camera out for a water stroll. I've posted images of many places along the Port Orchard shoreline over time. There are more areas of accessible still water woven throughout their marinas. Always a fun place to catch reflections and activity. And another Happy Friday to you!

August 5, 2010

Gig Harbor Peeks

Whether "watching" folks paddling out at early evening 

Or enjoying a morning peek

Gig Harbor bay provides me with some fun eye rest when visiting.
Have a great day!
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