Saturday, May 27, 2006
The water's edge
Puget Sound, Seattle
Whenever I'm away from home, I try to remember everything I can about the places I've visited so that I can tell their stories when I get home. There's no way, of course, for me to capture every nuance of a city, and the packed schedule of a business trip often leaves me mere minutes in between appointments to grab whatever pictures and impressions I can. But a few snippets here and there can make the story come alive for the folks I leave behind.
If I find myself in a city by the water, I try to spend time on the shore to absorb the unique peace where the land ends. One of the things I like about Seattle is how it carries the vibrancy of its neighborhoods all the way to the water's edge. It's an immensely comfortable place to be, and it explains why this is such a desirable city for visitors and residents alike.
I took this image during a break during dinner. It had been spitting rain off and on, and I was hoping to get at least a few pics before heading home. It's the kind of scene I'd like my wife and kids to see in person sometime soon. I suspect they'd enjoy the peacefulness as much as I did that evening.
Your turn: Where's that bird going? (Please respond metaphorically, not literally.)