Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

It'a Halloween, and all the kids are out trying to score free candy. Hope you enjoyed the holiday. And yes, I know since these are posed, they're not officially within the spirit of the blog, but technically they are Strangers since I don't know them.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Homeward Bound

An afternoon shot from the DC metro.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Time To Tidy Up

With the possibility of some new members arriving soon it appears there are some Strangers doing some yard work to get the mall looking nice before the new tenants show up.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


These Strangers were lost in conversation along the outer walls of hilltop town of Orvieto. The Italian countryside rolled quietly below.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Walking the Stranger

These are old pictures, but I was thinking about them last night as my dogs romped at the local dog park, and I very stupidly had forgotten my camera. In Buenos Aires, dog-walking is a task best left to the experts, as they have to navigate bustling streets and then the dog run areas that are bursting with unleashed energy.

I have enough trouble keeping two dogs in hand, and max out my abilities at four. Walk 15 dogs, you say? Never!

This guy seems to have the right idea:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bone Cleaner

As we were making our way through the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History we paused briefly to watch this guy as he was meticulously cleaning some fossils. I just liked the goggles. If he ever loses this job maybe he can apply to be an engineer on Star Trek.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


This Stranger was wading at Shark's Cove along the Oahu's North Shore. The surf had begun to churn along this normally calm area popular with snorkelers.

Friday, October 17, 2008

watching the wildlife

...and here the strangers begin their long trek back to the top of the beach where the females are preparing food. observe the males as they keep in time with the leader. it is believed that the herd's trousers may be no longer that that of the leader, causing them to roll up their own for fear of offending the alpha male.
the journey is nearly over for these 3 explorers... no wait... there are 4 explorers. this is a rare sight... they have a cub with them.

Friday, October 03, 2008

My Kind of Town

Taking a train to Chicago is the easiest, most fun way to go. This Stranger was headed in the same direction, chain-smoking at the station in Jackson, MI while we waited for the train to arrive.

Once there, we stretched our legs along Lakeshore Drive, and were privy to this beautiful, picture-perfect wedding...

We also wandered through a farmer's market that took up two entire city blocks, closing down the street. I've never seen a market so huge, and I know they're scattered throughout Chicago. It was exciting to see such variety from the vendors, but it made me miss the intimacy of the market with which I volunteer at home.