Essence of Bellingham 2018

One of the photo competitions I look forward to every year is Bellingham’s very own Essence of Bellingham. Sponsored by the Whatcom Museum and the City of Bellingham, each year students, amateurs, and professionals living in Bellingham/Whatcom County submit their shots that capture the essence … Continue readingEssence of Bellingham 2018

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“Fan Dancer”

Peacocks; you gotta hand it to them: They are the original masters of flaunting and attention grabbing. Known for their eye catching plumage adorned in iridescent emerald green and sapphire blue eyespot (sometimes ocellus), these ocellus laden plumes are used for “communication and courtship” which … Continue reading“Fan Dancer”

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Daibonsho (Zōjō-ji Bell); Japan

San’en-zan Zōjō-ji (三縁山増上寺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Minato, Tokyo  and can be strolled though on a walking route towards Tokyo Tower. “Zojoji was founded in 1393 as an orthodox and fundamental nembutsu seminary for Jodo shu in the Kanto (east Japan) region.” When … Continue readingDaibonsho (Zōjō-ji Bell); Japan

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