Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tell a Story

I proposed the theme of "Tell a Story" some time ago with something totally different in mind than what I have here to share. Perhaps the other Headbangers will post pictures that tell a story within themselves as I had intended. But when looking last night for some story worthy photos, I suddenly remembered these which were taken more than ten years ago when I was called upon at the last minute to provide an entertainment program for the Summer Reading Program at our local library. (More than ten years? I just realized that the teenager in the background is the same age as my youngest daughter, 37. So this had to be about twenty years ago.)

I appeared a couple of days later as Ms. Frizzle, the star of the Magic School Bus series of children's books. Ms. Frizzle is a creative school teacher who takes her students on amazing field trips in her magic school bus. Trips such as under the sea to study the fishes or through the blood vessels to study the body. There are dozens of these stories.

For each lesson, Ms. Frizzle dresses appropriately, with an outfit covered with things that might be seen on that particular trip; and in the last scene of each book she has changed to a dress that predicts the next destination in the series.

In this first image, which I will adapt for my header, I am wearing fish clothing. the skirt, the hat and the necklace  feature fish prints. (I wonder what happened to those. I could use those fish fabrics for a quilt.) I am holding the Magic School Bus story where the class goes under the sea. I can't see the exact title but I can see the bus in its dive.
 I apparently had a quick change ready, as here I am entertaining the kids with my invisible dog and am dressed in a skirt and apron with pets on them. (Do you see Rover's collar at the end of the leash?)

My husband, Ranney, is a great one for telling stories. His Dad used to say "Don't get him started!" Of course, his Dad was also a great storyteller, too, and had plenty of experiences in his ninety two years to build them on. Here is Ranney telling his favorite spooky story to the grandkids at our campfire during "Cousin Camp" this summer.

What stories have the headbangers told this week? Take a look at their blogs which are linked in my sidebar near the top.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's not for nothing that it's called the Evergreen State.

Lew set the theme for today's headbangers as "Fall Colors". No wonder as it is the first day of fall and I am sure that the trees are starting to put on a show in his neck of the woods.

We went out looking for some fall color over the weekend. Well, when we went out to our favorite mountain hangouts I remembered the theme and said to my honey--I can get some fall color shots for my blog.

As I say, it is not for nothing that we are called the Evergreen State, for much of what we saw was as this view down the Eastside Road (Highway 123)..

Spots of color were pretty awesome. It is still early for the fullness of fall's display, but you can see the start of the turning.

Fall colors in New England and the Eastern Seaboard are very dynamic as there is an abundance of hardwood forests. Here where much is evergreen we love the spots of birch, alder, and maple dotted through the green.

I declare, though, that the true colors of fall are the blue, green and silver of the Seattle Seahawks.

Go Hawks!

I am sure that our headbanger friends have seen some gorgeous signs of fall in their areas, with or without a football team. You will find their links in my sidebar near the top.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


The headbangers theme this week is Fifty. We are coming up in two years on our fiftieth anniversary. Our friends Angelica and Martin celebrated half that this past week with a renewal of vows and reception.

Martin beams at his bride of twenty-five years.

The mariachis played for two hours at the reception. I want mariachis for my fiftieth.

For a full fifty, though, we took our last cruise to Alaska during the state's fiftieth anniversary.
Here is a view of our ship. I will use it for my header.
This bear was pretty blasé about the celebration.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Away - Day

Not really sure what Mac had in mind when he suggested the theme "Away - Day". Of course he is away--for much more than a day.

These folks are getting ready for an away day.

We were on an away day when we saw these horses on an away day.
Sometimes we see a ball game when we are on an away day.

Many times our away days involve either a National Park

 or Family.

Then there are the ones that involve both.

For my header I decided that the ultimate away day is being had by those here.
When I took the picture of the plane flying parallel to us we were on an ultimate away day--days--when we traveled to Scotland to hike and to Lincolnshire to visit Mac.

Other header challengers are linked in my sidebar. Would you like to join us?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Latest Pictures

While these are not the latest pictures I have taken, they are some recent ones from this spring and are available to me at the moment when I am not connected to my external hard drive.

Baby Bears

Almost gotta be better than kittens, right? They were at Bearizona when we visited that park near Grand Canyon in March.

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