Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A simpler time when all I really wanted for Christmas was a bike light. Wait after looking closer it looks like I wanted my two front teeth too. Wait it almost looks like I'm missing 4 front teeth. Perhaps a bicycle accident thus the light with maybe a horn was the perfect present. I see Candyland in the background. Always interested in food I loved playing Candyland as a kid.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Classic Blue Pantone 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone has picked their 2020 color of the year. With their pick of Classic Blue you will see it influencing fashion and almost everything to do with weddings from bridesmaids dresses to floral arrangements. Their explanation in picking this color is very interesting. Classic Blue is calm, confident, and, well, classic color “suggestive of the sky at dusk.” Explaining the reasoning behind the pick in a press release, Pantone revealed the color’s timelessness, elegance and simplicity were the main determining factors. According to Pantone, Classic Blue symbolizes “protection, stability, peace, and confidence” and “encourages deep thinking, open mindfulness, and communication.” Boy we could use some of that right now in the world, go Classic Blue. Check out their Pantone's website for more details on the influence this choice for 2020. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Enjoy Port Townsend New Publication

The Jefferson County Chamber from here in Port Townsend along with Enjoy Port Townsend asked to use one of my, Deja View Photography images for their upcoming 2020 publication. This image was taken one beautiful fall morning during the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. I'm standing on a dock at Point Hudson looking towards, at this time, the new Northwest Maritime Center. The early morning light was incredible as was the lack of wind since often during the festival it can be fairly windy during the September festival especially in the evening. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Today needs a lighter moment...

This sweet cartoon reminds me of some of the excuses I got from my students when teaching grade school.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Deja View Photography-Port Townsend Photographer

Veterans Day

Went to the Veterans Day Program today at the American Legion. The Port Townsend Summer Band played patriotic through out the ceremony. The amazing women who are part of the Quilts of Valor presented about 20 beautiful handmade quilts to local Vets. It was a very nice program and seeing Veterans receiving their quilts made for a very special part of the program. Couldn't help but think of my Dad today. He was a member of the American Legion for 69 years so I'm sure he was missed at the Delavan Legion back in Southern Wisconsin today. As I looked around the packed room at our legion program I realized I could never imagine what the men and women & families in that room have experienced or sacrificed. I have tried to attend every Memorial Day or Veterans Day for the last 17 years honoring the memory of my boyfriend Don, who served in the Navy during Vietnam & always thought of my Dad's service. Today I realized how many Veterans were not part of the program as many have passed over the years. As one of the 99% that has not served in the military I'm grateful for the 1% who have. Thinking of my Dad who instilled a strong sense of patriotism & love of country in me. Miss you Dad. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Looking for Love in Port Townsend

Life has been a bit crazy lately and haven't shared much on FB including the shelter posters. This week lots of great dogs and cats looking for their forever homes at the shelter. Good thing I already have two dogs, I wish I could bring them all home.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Girls' Night Out in Port Townsend

After the downpour on Thursday I ran around downtown catching photos of friends and other participants at Girls' Night Out. It was funny I captured two groups of friends in front of the same shop last year. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Port Townsend Film Festival Rakers Car Club Parade

Some photos from the Port Townsend Film Festival yesterday. Thanks to Jim Arrabito for organizing the Rakers Car Club and providing cool rides for the filmmakers parade. #porttownsendfilmfestival

Friday, September 20, 2019

Port Townsend Big Dog Parade

Sunrise Coffee's BIG DOG parade down Water Street with a police escort went well. Dogs in the police car, dogs behind the Big Dog with their people on leashes. The air went out of the wheels near the Tides Inn, so the Port sent a forklift and carried it the rest of the way to the Haller Fountain. Then, all the retrievers, who had been in the parade, jumped in the fountain. A good time was had by all. Max Grover, artist and Cynthia Sears with "Blazer." Port Townsend loves a parade. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

National Farmers Month Celebrated at the Chimacum Farmers Market

I've shared so many boat photos time to catch up with posting some other photos I have taken recently. August was National Farmers Market month and I captured some adorable photos at the Port Townsend Market in Chimacum. I loved the background color and the colorful market vegetable hat. The kids did a great job posing. #porttownsendfarmersmarket #porttownsendphotographer #dejasphotos.com

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Really nice job on the Wooden Boat Festival program guide this year. Don't remember the guide having glossy pages before or so many great articles on top of information on all the boats. Check out page 15 to see my photo that EnjoyPT.com used for their ad. An image I captured several years ago of my friend Kirk enjoying the sun on his boat. #enjoypt.com #porttownsendwoodenboatfestival #dejasphotos.com

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

2018 Business Leader of the Year

A belated happy birthday wish to Hans Frederickson. I didn't get a chance to share these photos yesterday nor back in May when Hans was honored by The Chamber of Jefferson County. Hans was named 2018 Business Leader of the Year. His wife Mia and Dad were also at the Chamber luncheon. Erik won Citizen of the Year in 2003. I have been fortunate to photograph Han's brother Martin's wedding a couple years ago and several sessions with the entire Frederickson family.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Last Concert on the Dock

Where has the summer gone? Tonight is the last Concert on the Dock with Kevin Mason  and the PT All-Stars with special guest Christa Holbrook. This band is great & Kevin Mason puts on a great show. I have gotten some great shots of the band over the last couple of years. Music starts at 5:30 in downtown Port Townsend. #porttonwsendmainstreet #concertonthedock #porttownsendphotographer #kevinmason

Monday, August 26, 2019

Celebrating National Dog Day

Being National Dog Day seems a perfect time to share that I adopted a dog named Hailey about 6 weeks ago. She is a German Shepard mix and was in a kennel down in CA and brought up to the shelter here in PT back in April. Upon her arrival staff realized she was pregnant and she was put in foster care with a wonderful foster Mom named Cassie. Cassie, and her neighborhoods, helped cared for Hailey and then the 10 puppies Hailey had. I feel in love with Hailey the first time I photographed her at the shelter. Since losing my dog Max my house seemed too quiet and Sherman seemed lost without his buddy too. Hailey and Sherman get along wonderfully. When I brought Sherman home Max was too old to be puppy playful with him so this is a different experience being around a young dog. The shelter guessed she is maybe just over a year and all puppy. Chubby Sherman has already lost 4 pounds from tearing up the back yard with Hailey. I have a large fenced in yard that Hailey has turned into a race track with Sherman often in step behind her. They do that doggy thing chomping on each other and tumbling around in the dirt. One Sunday a couple of weeks ago I fell asleep on the couch with Hailey at my feet. An hour later I woke up, Hailey had pushed me half off the couch and was laying parallel to me with all four long legs up in the air snoring. I knew then she was here to stay. Sherman and I love having Hailey be part of our family.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Main Street Uptown Fair Starts Today

Oh my gosh the Main Street Uptown Street Fair starts at 10. Besides the Fair there is the Farmers Market, a Kiwanis Car Show at Memorial Field plus Studio Tour this weekend. Then tomorrow is the Community Picnic. So many great things to do in Port Townsend, so much to do and so little time. Here are some images from last years Uptown Fair Parade. Maybe one of the shortest parades in the country but we love parades in Port Townsend.