Friday, May 4, 2007

To and Fro

Seattle, Washington

Some photographs on the way to the island and on the way back through Seattle home to Brooklyn. i had a perfectly timed flight back into JFK, we made the pass around the city just as the sun had come up, i great moment to have a window seat.

Tiny flowers
Sea grass

The ferry docks
A small octopus getting lost
Jeffrey McIntosh
Time flowing the wrong way
Jeffrey and i at the Vital Tea shop
Pike Place Market mushrooms
Seattle skies

Manhattan in the morning from the sky
Brooklyn in the morning from the sky

To see many more photos from my trip visit the complete gallery

posted by Justin at 8:11 pm  

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sweat Lodge

Orcas,San Juan Islands, Washington

One of the things on the agenda for my visit was to help build a sweat lodge with my father. After a little reseach we began the building process, many things fell into place perfectly and we were finish in about 3 days. It was a pleasure to build and many animals stopped by to watch along the way. Here are photographs documenting the process.

The building site before leveling the ground
The main supporting structure
Joining the structure with rope
The rocks arrive from a generous friend
Me laying in the floor over a bed of sand and cutting out for the stone pit.
The first layer of wool blankets from inside.
The site was chosen partially for this beautiful old growth Ceder
Grandfather rocks
The fire to heat the stones

The firepit is slightly off alignment in order to protect the Ceder’s roots.
Protecting the fire
Notice the door gaurdian

To see more photos documenting the building visit the complete gallery here

posted by Justin at 7:45 pm  

Friday, April 20, 2007

Visiting the island

Orcas,San Juan Islands, Washington

Young explorer
Bear bath

The sound
The Northwest forest

Black sheep
Alien fungus

Moo cow
Planted peas in the garden
The exchange
Space art
Hidden mushroom
The San Juan ferry

To see many more photos from my trip visit the complete gallery

posted by Justin at 7:27 pm  

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Funeral Pyre

Seattle & Orcas Island, Washington
I just spent 10 days visiting my family in the Seattle area, 4 of those days where spent up on Orcas Island. Reciently my Grandfather, on my Father’s side, moved on and we held a ceremony for him on the beaach. Thank you Jordan for leading the wonderful ceremony

Speeding towards singularity: No free spaces at the Airline’s wireless hot spot.

Ying….or is that Yang?

What makes up family: Dinner at Nana’s

My older brother Jon rests after the ferry ride to Orcas. See his images here

My Dad

Altar to Gramps

Waching the funeral pyre

Drifting to sea

Island sky

Jordan “lost” in the laptop into the night

My older brother Jonathan also has iamges on his blog from this time
See his images here

posted by Justin at 8:01 pm  
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