Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Alphabet 2006, S-V

S is for Sashimi
Taken December 8th, 2006
Brookings, Oregon
Nikon D80, Sigma lens set at 42 mm.
ISO 200,  f /5.3, 1/60 second, flash

Raw fish isn't everyone's dish of choice, but I love it.  This was the dinner plate served to my friend Steven at the Café Kitanishi in Brookings, Oregon.  I had ordered the same sashimi combination plate a couple of days earlier, and I have to say that this is the best sashimi I've had anywhere.

T is for Teasel
Taken December 1st, 2006
Near Gold Beach, Oregon
Nikon Coolpix L3, Focal length 19.2 mm
ISO 50, f /5.3, 1/65 second

Any of a genus (Dipsacus) of bristly plants of the teasel family, with prickly, cylindrical heads of yellowish or purplish flowers; esp the fuller's teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) with flower heads having sharp, spinelike bracts.  Weavers used to grow these in their gardens, drying the heads to use as a tool to full or raise the nap of newly woven cloth.

U is for Ukulele
Taken December 7th, 2006
Smith River, California
Nikon D80 DSLR, Sigma lens at 50 mm
ISO 100, f /5.6, 1/125 second

In June, 1959, we moved to California from Montana.  Shortly thereafter, Father took a business trip to Hawai'i.  He brought me this ukulele which I played constantly until I got my first guitar.  In November, 2005, I rescued it from the garage of the house in Smith River, took it back to Missoula with me and had it fully restored.  It is displayed on a double weave lap robe I wove for my father.  Care to hear me play "Princess Poo-poo-lee Has Plenty Papaya"?

V is for Victorian
Taken December 4th, 2006
Eureka, California
Nikon Coolpix L3, Focal Length 14.8 mm
ISO 200, f /4.6, .6 second

The Carson Mansion, now a private club in Eureka, California, is arguably the most photographed building in that part of California north of San Francisco.  Here it is all dolled up for Christmas, 2006.

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