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Time to head for home and relax

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KSM-20180721-Sunset-03Walking the dogs yesterday evening, the sunset was our signal to call it a day and head  for home.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

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Seaways

A somewhat different take for Cee’s Which Way Challenge this week. Last Friday I froze myself watching and taking pictures of a unique ship passing along the seaway of Puget Sound. This is a set of new cranes heading for the Port of Tacoma on a specially modified ship.

These cranes are very large, for unloading the new Panamax container ships. You can get a sense of how big they are as they pass by the Alki lighthouse and the ferries.

A pall hung over us

Last summer we had an unusual situation, a significant amount of smoke from wildfires in British Columbia came down into the area and there was no wind to blow it off. The silence during the smoky hot spell felt eerie.

The reflections are an indication of the very low winds. In the evenings in summer the water is often fairly choppy instead of the light ripple. In the morning it is usually calmer but not the mirror like stillness. The sunsets are often lovely but at that time the sun just faded out through the thick atmosphere.

Shimmering Pictures

Been, mostly, away at the beach while the city had had a hot spell and smoke from wildfires in BC.

We took all the animals (two dogs and the cat) and stayed on Vashon for much of the last week. The haze made things look a bit funny, especially in the morning and evening.

Naturally we had commitments and had to spend the hottest day of the year in the city. I fail to see why, when there are only a handful of times when I have to be somewhere, and only a handful of days when it is really unpleasant in the city, that the two have to align.

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The pups got to stay on the beach. Here is Asta running for all she is worth, just happy to be on the beach. The sunlight was shimmering on the seaweed so it kind of fits with the shimmer daily post prompt.