Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I still hate Christmas

I'll be happier when the ordeal of Christmas is over for another year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shelton's Newest Parking Lot

Shelton's newest parking lot

He's a lumberjack and he's ok!

Cold Feral Kitties

Saint Edwards Catholic Church

See my slide show of the destruction here. CLICK

Saint Edwards Catholic Church built in 1931 and designed by Paul Thiry, the "Father of Northwest Modernism" ,was destroyed in November of 2009.

The parish sold the lot to Mason County. Mason County stipulated in the sales contract that the parish had to tear the building down.

Mason County intends to use the property as a parking lot.

Paul Thiry went on to be the principal architect of the Seattle World's Fair, the Washington State Library in Olympia, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle as well as the preservation and planning of Washington D.C. and its Capitol Building.

Saint Edwards was heralded as one of his early works that he designed before he became famous.

A group who wanted to save the historical building got together and offered Mason County $350,000 for the land. In the end it was down to one commissioner who decided to say no.

Saint Edwards has been an important part of the local community for some people. People who were married and baptized in this building are sad to see it go.

Saint David's Church, built in 1948 sits on the same block but it is protected as an historical building and can not be torn down.

See my slide show of the destruction here. CLICK

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Just passing through

A Swedish cyclist passing through Shelton on her trip from L.A. to Alaska

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

31 O'er the season vernal

O'er the season vernal,
Time may cast a shade;
Sunshine, if eternal,
Makes the roses fade!
Time may do his duty;
Let the thief alone--
Winter hath a beauty.
That is all it's own.
--- Gilbert and Sullivan (trial by jury)

It took three different bikes to do this series, the second bike in this series was stolen.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I was harassed by someone who claimed to be security while I was shooting these. He tried to give me grief for setting my camera on a street sign while doing these 20 second exposures. I shocked him by telling him off in no uncertain terms.

So here is the first picture posted to this blog using my new camera. I am taking daily to weekly pictures of the destruction of this church.  This is my first DSLR camera, prior to this pictures on this blog were taken with a bridge camera.

This was taken at about 4am on the night of the first killer frost of season.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More pictures of my stolen 2009 Kona Blast

My neighbor taking it for a test ride

20 feet from where it was stolen

I normally kept it at my bedside. This view shows the unique shifters that are not stock.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stolen Bike please be on the look out for it.

Someone stole my bicycle yesterday. I was going to take it in the Mountains for the first time today. 14" Kona blast black frame, grip shifters, broken right pedal. Water bottle cage. Stolen from Shelton. I bought it on September 16th.

The thief went into my gate and onto my front porch to steal it.