It's that time of year in Seattle - the wet cold. Have you seen Anchorman with Will Ferrell? There's a time limit on the need for spoiler alerts, right? Well, small spoiler alert...

There's a scene towards the end where Will Ferrell's character bravely jumps into a dangerous situation to save someone. His character then says, "And I immediately regret my decision." That's how I've been feeling on these grey days when I go out to conquer the world.

It's soup and stew weather. So I couldn't resist reading this great New York Times article on borscht. Apologies if the paywall prevents you from reading it. I was at the NYT debating whether I should subscribe again. I'm currently subscribed to the Washington Post and really need to subscribe to the Seattle Times. The Washington Post probably has some of the best reporting right now, but it's tough to beat New York Times Food, Art, Science, and Travel. (Travel? What's that?) That's a long way of admitting that I opened a private browser window in Firefox and was able to read the article.

I've had the borscht from Dingfelder's and Dacha. Both delicious. I may look around for a heartier version or an equivalent. Any suggestions?

Cal Anderson Capitol Hill Seattle December 2020
Intentionally blurry. Went with a slow shutter to see if I could get some of the movement of the dogs. I wasn't looking to get any clear images of people, which wasn't really a risk with a pancake lens rougly equivalent to 40mm. I also didn't want to have a camera out long - people are wary of cameras these days. I like the photo - the distance between people and the hints of masks will remind me of this strange time.

Messing around with crops and grain:

Capitol Hill Seattle
Capitol Hill. Seattle, December 2020.
Capitol Hill Seattle December 2020
Capitol Hill. Seattle, December 2020.
Capitol Hill Seattle December 2020
Capitol Hill. Seattle, December 2020.
COVID. Cliché, I know. Thankfully, I know there are incredible photographers and artists out there who have been capturing in their way what it's like going through a global pandemic. There are going to be some powerful, cathartic exhibitions. I bet it'll be years before we see some of the most powerful ones.
Bobby Morris Playfield
I hope this year set some lasting, significant change in motion. Bobby Morris Playfield / Cal Anderson, Capitol Hill, Seattle, December 2020.