Friday, July 9, 2010


Teri and I were spending a week at Sandcastle Inn in Birch Bay, Washington near the Canadian border. The Inn is part of a timeshare we own and although we can go to more exotic places, we find this one of the most relaxing locations. During this trip we went to the market to buy some fresh fruit. We were about to prepare them to eat when I suggested we wait while I take some pictures of the fruit. After taking several shots, I assembled these, putting them together for this piece. The background is taken from a painting that was on the wall of our room. 

The lost empire.

This was an attempt at an idea I had but as I am not looking at it again a couple of years later, I see that I don't like it much. 

Daily work. Cracking Argan Nuts

While on our tour of Morocco we went to visit the family of this woman. She is cracking argan nuts with a rock. She separates the shells from the nuts, placing the nuts in the cloth covered bowl. She then places the nuts in the device to her right. She grinds the nuts that turn to a paste similar to peanut butter. This is her daily job, earning a good portion of the families income. 

Home cooking in Morocco

Birch Bay

Each day that we are in Birch Bay, I enjoy going for long walks. Often, I take my camera and watch for interesting opportunities. Alone, each of these shots weren't very impressive so I put them together to create, hopefully a good picture. 

From my walk around Birch Bay

Growing Wild in Birch Bay, Washington State

This is a compilation of various wild plant along the road I take each day for my walk. 

Plants in the wild.

More wild plant pictures. I like this one more than the one above.