This is the Waddell famlly crest. I will leave it up here for a while so that anyone who wants it can download it. I have added it to the banner but it is still a work in progress and I will get it right eventually.
Very first job in this industry. I don't even know if this restaurant still exists. It was my introduction to the Hotel and Restaurant business. The bottom photo is the original of course. I think I got it from the supreme archivist Mr. Paul D. Walsh. I think I was about siteen here. More anon.
The chaps chair in his house in Seattle in better times. The chap doing what he loves to do most in the world in better days. This was in the polo grounds in Indio in the Palm Springs area. A quiet late afternoon on a horse called Penelope, a thourougbred who came off the racetrack. Note the long shadows for the time of day. I think the San Bernadino Mountains are in the background. A majestic time. Cathy during a tour of the Chateaux of the Loire Valley in France. We had a wonderful time those two days. We visited Chenonceaux, Amboise and I think Chambord as well as a wine cellar. Late 70's. Seems like yesterday. Colin when he came to Seattle to eat me out of house and home and not gain an ounce himself. Cathy and J in Alexandria Egypt whereby hangs a long and intriguing tale starting at the train station in Cairo. This would have been in the mid 70's.
The chap in freckles and red beard before the hair turned grey and the freckles gathered together to form liver spots.
I don't like to put too many links on this blog but this one is just too cute to pass up. I saw it about a year ago and I go back to watch it from time to time. It always makes me smile. I will be curious to see the comments.
Sadly life seems to revolve around walks in the park with Dudley these days. The top picture is of an Irish Wolfhound I came across last summer. I don't think I have ever posted it. I love these huge gentle dogs and hope to have one one day. On top is King Duds resting today between runs for the ball that he never lets out of his sight. The bottom two pictures are of the mist slowly rolling in this late afternoon and early evening.
All of these shots were taken with the Leica and I particularly like the colour saturation in the photo of Dudley.