Yes, I do know that I am posting this on January 2nd, in the evening no less and most of you will see it even later than this, on the 3rd. Apparently I decided to start the new year in a bang up way--with the flu. It's not the worst thing and if it is the swine flu I think it is more the piglet version rather than the full hog version. Piglet or hog, I have had a fever for days now and the synapses in my brain are popping like fireworks under water. And that would explain how it is that I come by these pictures here.
Every year Seattle blows up the Space Needle. I don't know when we started doing this but I think it might have begun when we blasted the hideousKing Dome. It just felt so darn good blowing up the ugliest building ever built that we wanted to relive that glorious day blowing some more stuff up. I'm not a native here so I might be missing some important details but I have a fever and I'm not so sure I care that much right now. I bullied the Saint into taking me to West Seattle that night like we always do so that I could take these fuzzy shots. It had been raining most of the day but magically cleared up just long enough for the show. We got a super lucky parking spot so I didn't have to hike anywhere. Yea! I don't have a tripod--don't ask why, I have no idea--so I propped the camera up on a crumpled box atop the car and tried to keep it steady. There was still a lot of fog and moisture in the air so the shots are more soft than even my unsteady shooting would have been alone. I just wanted to share with you all something that is a part of our Northwest tradition here. It holds a special place in my heart. Special enough to drag my fevered foolish self outside on a chilly wet night to take wobbly pictures of "Ooh, pretty!"
I hope you all had a wonderful time New Year's Eve. I am so glad to have met you all and to be part of your blogging world. Thank you so much for making this a special year and for enriching me with your wonderful friendship. I look forward to sharing 2010 with all of you. I wish you all the best this year and may your hearts and families be filled with love and joy each and every day.