06 Jun 12. As I was sitting in the line for 90+ minutes waiting for the ferry on the 25th, the day we left Ballard, I got to thinking of our two different occupations of that beautiful old house. We purchased it in Sept of '71, lived in it for almost 6 full years, and left it for active duty in May of '77. Retiring after 30 years of active duty, we returned to it in Sept of '06, lived in it for almost 6 full years, and left it for our new home in May of 2012. To my obtuse way of thinking, I saw a pattern that was both interesting and a little eerie. But I couldn't make something like that up and it is how it was. Monday morning saw me at Golden Gardens for the -3.2 tide; the weather was terrible, windy, rainy, cold, and cloudy; the beach over run with kiddies screaming their heads off, and much less inter-tidal activity than I've experienced prior. So I started looking for patterns and other interesting shapes in what was available. Along the way the camera starting acting up, then failed completely, and finally, upon return to the vehicle, began working as advertised. So this shot is from last year's visit in the same location. The original was taken for the "pattern" of camouflage displayed in yellow and greens, and while I rather liked it as originally shot, I like it even more when "rendered in oil." Now while this was obviously created using one of the filters I really like, it does, I believe, look a lot like the old paint by number oil paintings we did as kids, only much better. ISO 200; 1/250th sec @ f /11.