Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Slideshow progress 2004-2006

I am playin with images again, most of these are from 2004-2006

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tree House Part Deux

snow, and ice, slow my progress, but the treehouse adventure continues, and after backfilling with more stone. I will tip the house up, repair, and then lift it back into place! For summer!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Tree House Replanted

I have not given up on this treehouse project yet

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tis the Season

We grabbed a lil tree today...and it shared the back of the truck with the dog

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Build continues

It takes some getting use to, but the new neighbor's home is going up, and looking good....!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Kenzie got in a pony ride today, and I was amazed at how well she's handlin the horses, after a lengthy fall break in riding...
The horse, Zoro, wants to drink from the barrel top!

Friday, November 27, 2009

South Beach

what a combo, of wind, light, and location

Friday, November 20, 2009

Merry Firebird!


The Show opened, and Kenzie and I both got parts, her as Button the Clown, and myself as the Reluctant Dragon, I made a larger movie for Utube, but they are having upload problems... Oh well, I am Reluctant to upload so many crazy kids onto my blogspot anyway!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wind, trees, and treehouses

Well, the best laid plans of mice and men? Is that how it goes?
Last nights storm cost us not only the new playhouse, but the wonderful tree as well...


Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Neighbors

We have kn0wn for years, that someday people would build across the pond. Well, its happening now, and I think they are doing a fine job, of building a real nice cottage house on the distant shore of Bacon Lake!

A young mom, and her daughter, one of Kenzie's school chumbs, will occupy this place before we know it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I have finished painting what I call the MANCAVE, and Kenzie calls the "FamilyCAVE"!
Its a lot of fun, and just made for low light!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goat Point

A favorite of mine, with a bit of digital punch!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

drive by

we drove past this guy on the way home, I rushed up dropped off the kid, grabbed my camera an returned in time to take on nice image!

Self portrait, and smoke

I been doing some fall burning, which I greatly enjoy.

Got brush to burn, call me. I'll come get it, bring it home, and burn

it for you!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Our Place

I live on a small pond, located on a small island, in the middle of a small sound, near the northern pacific ocean!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

old pics

I been viewing past photos

and this combination of a silent hunter and her young crossing an exhausted seal

still captures my attention with each viewing! This seal was later DINNER

blog on

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I am checking out a few of the features in Picasa

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Mancave Art

I bought some frames, and am thinking about what to print and hang in my "mancave"

this is a photo of the large jackhammer that was used to break up the rock that once occupied my space...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roof, and a pully

Today I got the Lexan clear roofing put up, and a pully, so that Kenzie can haul things up and down without having to carry them up the ladder...

work and progress continue

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Nice fall, has motivated me to build a treehouse for Kenzie...

So far, so good. Its more work than I imagined...!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grandpa King Turns 80

Family and Friends gathered at the San Juan Yaught Club to help Gerry King celebrate his 80 years of island living

Saturday, September 19, 2009

King Family Reunion

Check out my landing....24 members of the King family landed on it....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Whale Watchin

We took a local boat, and actually, saw some local whales, as whale!
check out the slideshow

Friday, August 14, 2009

Walk N Trot

Kenzie and Grace, make a fine pair riding Zoro and Cowboy, during the Friday morning Walk n Trot class. This was Kenzie's first ride class in the San Juan County Fair. She participated in a second event, where Zoro, cantered the length of the arena, giving her the "ride of her life"
my camcorder battery had died by then....!

Here's a slideshow of the images

Friday, August 7, 2009


Daily we prepare for the Fair, and the girls at Horseshoe Ranch are really helping
Kenzie enjoy the event...

check out the latest video

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mona has a pal, and I have a new video cam!

Testing out the cam, and the editing software

This was shot in HD, and rendered for BlueRay as well as for Youtube

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Halfdum

What is a halfdum? Well, its half a birthday.
Kenzie was born on Jan 25 2002, and I was born on July 25 1958
so as I turn 51 today, Kenzie turns 7.5 and is very glad
to have a halfdum birthday!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back n The Trees

I am still recovering from the tear to my left knee, but after several months, and surgury, I am back at it. The swimming, and biking, is helping me to once again, be a climber...
Now if I could just shed some of the pounds I put on while repairing the knee!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Kenzie is raising a special chicken, which has recently moved from the xtra bathroom outside to the patio....
It thinks its a parrot, but should do well in the county fair!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ahead of the firewood game!

We started burning about three years ago, two stoves in da house. Anyway, I have burnt everything I had, wet, dry, green, gray, you name it, I was burning it. I wanted to get ahead of the game, and season up some wood, for better burning.
And this year, a friend cleared his new piece of land, and I bought 25 cord from him. This is one of the larger piles, probably about six cord. There is wood stacked all over the place! And should be enough for the next three years! I cut it all, brought it home in rounds, had a hydraulic splitter for one week rental, and have now been stacking for three days!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Not something you see every day in our waters
"The World" is a traveling condominium? Or something along those lines.
This is my photo, and a link to their homepage, with some remarkable images
there.. click I got a second image as well! with the help of a full moon....

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cowgirl 4th

Kenzie got to ride, while I led one of the Horseshoe Ranch's Ponies in this years Parade...Her pony? Allie Girl

Friday, July 3, 2009

33 Days in a row

Warm weather has allowed me to swim the distance around my pond for 33 days in a row.
Today I got out the underwater digital and shot a couple of self portraits for fun.
What great weather we are having, and as it comes, so does my strength in the water!
Our pond is six acres, and I can make the lap in 13 minutes now!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Hee Haw,
I uploaded nearly 80 images of folks enjoying the donkey booth at the 2009 Carnival.

If you would like to look for your image then click HERE
and you should be able to find and view your photo.

We had fun, and so did Violet, even after having her picture took over a hundred times

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Green Thumb

Everybody is gardening this year
I stood atop my house and stitched this quicky together, showing off our little plots of veggies!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Feedme Papa

I have never seen the male Redwing display this kind of activity, but for a week now, the young have been following this male about the yard, squawking for the worms he's finding. Change seems to be a constant, even in my wildlife observations

Monday, April 20, 2009

First Trout of the Season

McKenzie caught this with her SpongeBob fishing pole....
Must have been a three pounder, we released it. I hope it lives to be caught another day.
We have not stocked our pond in three years, but I got a feeling lots of big ones sit at the bottom
of Bacon Lake!!

It had Roe, or a couple of eggs dropped out of it. Now if we had a male fish, we could possibly hatch our own, with the right combination of gravel, and running water!

Oh what a catch!!

Kenzie got quite excited, and neighbor Rio, was over to help real her in!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Pal at Vic's Diner

I took a few shots of this little fella, all dressed up with his mom at work at Vic's today. I think its worth a share!!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Last year we started our second garden here.

This year we continue to ammend our clay like soil!

We have a mantis tiller, that rocks, and dislodges rocks.
We are using the plastic deer fencing for now, but hopefully will make the entire back yard area deer free in the days to come!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Friday Harbor is One Hundred Years Old...

and Thorton Wilder's Ourtown takes to the stage on Feb 26th

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