Sunday, June 26, 2011


A quick beach walk.  Took my PCC coffee with me.  Fortunately it wasn't too crowded on the South Beach.  Finally a beautiful, warm, sunny day.   Will be painting the rest of the afternoon!  Enjoy and take care.  :)

Our local Osprey fishing.  This is the best I can do with my camera and lens.  Difficult to see, but it has a fish in its talons.

A photo of the stairs up from the beach, my usual route, under construction.  It will be a while before I don't have to detour.


OK.  Will do a beach walk with photos just for you.  :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Low Tide

Nothing's more fun than a walk on the beach during June when we have some of the lowest tides of the year.  Today I walked along the water from Alki Beach out to Duwamish Head and back.  I had the entire beach to myself.

An entirely empty (of people) Alki Beach at 11 am!

A "Starfish."  Will each of these legs grow into a completely new animal?

A little clue of evidence there in the sand to the left about what went on here!

Monday, April 18, 2011


 We've been waiting for an afternoon like this for so long that I just had to get out.

Today as I hit the beach I could tell immediately that the tide was headed in and that I didn't have much time left if I wanted to walk the rocks.
By the time I turned around, the seawater had taken over:

Artists love lines, no matter how they are made:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tee-Shirt Weather

Sixty degrees and sunny.  I wore my Tee-shirt even though the North wind was stiff and cold.  I love posting the beach scenes, but I am always excited to be able to put up something different.  These beach walks are a crap shoot.  Sometimes you find something interesting and other times it's nothing more than waves and sand.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Whenever life gets crazy.  Whenever I get crazy.  All I have to do is go down to the beach and sit in the wind.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Too cold!

Went down to the beach this afternoon for a long walk in the North wind.  After a few blocks it felt like the windchill was in the teens.  I knew I couldn't make it very far, so I turned around and went into Tully's for a hot coffee.  Then headed west and around the Point to the south beach which was protected and in the sun.  Sat on a rock and talked on the phone to my girlfriend in Boston (since 4th grade!) for nearly an hour. Oooooo......I'm so spoiled.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fabulous Afternoon!

I normally don't spend an entire Saturday afternoon at the beach, but I couldn't resist today.  Such gorgeous sunshine, wild wind and awesome white caps!  I thrive on wild wind and water.  The South side of Alki Point was warm and calm (lowest photo).  All the wild action was on the North side of the Point.  My understanding is that the wind was shooting straight down from Canada's Fraser River Valley.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So great to get out

Wow!  What a beautiful afternoon to get down to the beach.  Sunny skies, a cold wind. Wish I could have stayed out longer.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beautiful Day Today

Trying to crank up the blog again after a break setting up my new studio. So nice to get out in the fresh air this afternoon at the beach.  Lots of sun and wind.  The Best.  I'm so lucky.

This one is from a few weeks ago when the leaves were coming down:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saturday Morning Sunrise

We get the most beautiful sunrises this time of year. There is a reward for beginning our walks in the dark.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Alki. Brilliant blue skies against the bright white snow. A cold, cold wind blowing. Everyone is still in a daze trying to cope with the snow that has now been on the ground for too long. After shoveling out a makeshift pathway, I escaped the house and went for a walk. Here is some of what I saw.

Looking west from near Constellation Park on Beach Drive.

Looking west on Admiral from 59th SW

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Snow

My two feet - Winter Style

Snow Lady

Wow, did we get hit with snow again here in Alki. I shoveled the walk early this am, but it has all filled in. Need to go out again. After that, I slogged along the beach, went over to Tully's for coffee, and then hiked around the Point. I stopped for more (hot) coffee and a chat at a friend's house. Then I hiked allllllll the waaayyyyy up the Orleans Street Hill. That's some good exercise. All in all I think I was out for about three hours. Had a wonderful time.

Orleans Street Hill

Alki Beach Shoreline

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow Days

Snow Tyranosaurus

Even though the snow can be a pain, it is always exciting. It seems as if everyone's routine life is thrown up into the air and we all run around like chickens with our heads cut off. Fun!

How many times did we nag our teenage son to be careful on the roads last night? He made the smart move and didn't even drive home. Don't know if he will even be able to get home today. It's OUR car!

I got out for a walk around 8 this am. I bagged the 5 miler and did just a quick walk down the beach and back. I carried my Sunday New York Times in my backpack, snapped a few photos and headed for Tully's for a grande latte. I sat around and read the paper there for about an hour. Heading back, I didn't want to cross Admiral Way again (too dangerous for pedestrians); so I detoured around Alki Point and along the south beach toward home. The icy conditions really made for slow walking. It was frustrating to have to focus on my footing instead of the beautiful scenery.

Got home and shoveled the sidewalk. So proud of myself that we were prepared with a snow shovel and sidewalk salt.

Maybe I will get out for another walk later this afternoon. Fortunately, I don't feel like I have cabin fever.

We've had a beautiful full moon this week. It's on its way out now.

Snow Person (and friends)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Waiting for the Storm

"They" have been predicting stormy cold weather for a week now. I'm not looking forward to it only because I hate to drive in icy conditions. There was a bit of sun this afternoon. I tried to catch it on a quick walk but clouds were already moving in. Probably not THE storm. But a sign of things to come.

I wrapped up our outdoor faucets today. Have you done that yet?

This was our view of the sunrise last Saturday morning about 7:30.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lookie-Loo's (sp?)

Everyone was looking at the full moon this morning. And the mountains. And the water. And the sunrise. It doesn't often get more breathtaking than this. Since I didn't have a great camera with me, I decided to take photos of the people taking photos. The good shots are up on the West Seattle Blog and the Beach Drive Blog.

Even the TV trucks were down here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy New Year - 2008

Better late than never. These photos were taken during my walk on New Year's Day.

Imagine how excited these kids were as they watched the Harley's pass by. I bet they couldn't wait until they were old enough to trade those tricycles in for motorcycles.

I love to swim laps, but this is ridiculous. I thought the New Year's Day Polar Bears just ran into the Sound and then ran out. So who were these guys swimming from Duwamish Head down to Alki Beach? And there wasn't a "safety" rowboat in sight in case someone got a cramp. Way too macho in my humble opinion.