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Odd Shot & Macro Monday

Macro Monday is hosted by Lisa of Lisa’s Chaos. If you love macro photography, this is the place for you!

The Bounty of the Sea!

Tube worm casings in an empty & cracked clam shell.


Odd Shot is hosted by Katney of Katney’s Kaboodle.  If you’ve ever captured an odd or even down right strange photograph, this is the place for you!

Skinny Extremes

Interpret This Sign Literally

Lisa in the shop.
The entire shop!
The remainder of the Coke cold case & mirrors, which add visual space to the "room".

The World’s [Literally] Skinniest Latte Shop is on San Juan Island in beautiful downtown Friday Harbor, Washington. The shop is built i what used to be the alley between two buildings.  It is an ingenious use of space.

Lisa came to visit from Nebraska so I drug her into this coffee shop and insisted she buy a drink.  I had a pretty good mocha.  Lisa ordered a Chlorophyll Cocktail.  If you like kale, I mean really like kale, you would have loved this drink.  Me, not so much.

The service was friendly.  The shop is adorable.  And the whole event excited me so much I walked out without paying and my guest had to pick up the bill!  I am quite the hostess, don’t yu know.  Pft.


    1. Gemma — I love the sea life in this part of the world. It is fascinating. I have been in the latte shop twice and it’s quite amazing, too.

    1. Nessa — there is much fascinating to photograph here. The clear pictures are the result of steady hands and a truly great camera. And, I felt like a heel forgetting to pay but that girl was so sloooow my coffee was gone and forgotten about 15 minutes before Lisa ever got her drink!

    1. Susan — the Chlorophyll Cocktail was vile, but Lisa drank it. It was juiced kale, spinach, broccoli and lime juice — with a bit of wheat grass thrown in because it was the last thing to be juiced.

      And the clam shell is sitting on a huge black bolder. Amoeba, who isn’t a geologist, is researching what it is, but has so far only managed to rule out a couple things it isn’t with only 5493 more to go …..

    1. Melli — I fit. In fact, Lisa, I and the barista all fit. Amoeba then joined us. We were able to close the door behind him, but suddenly the place was waaaaay too small.

    1. Barbara — I tasted the Chlorophyll Cocktail and it took me a half hour to rid my mouth of the taste. I am certain it is every bit as healthy and good-for-you as can be, but that doesn’t mean it tastes good!

  1. The shell shot is lovely.
    I’m fascinated by the little shop. I can’t imagine working there all day! If I were to get coffee there, I’d probably shout my order in, rather than try to squeeze in!
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..WOW! =-.

    1. Colleen — you’d fit in the shop and it really isn’t too crowded for one, but when four of us scrunched in, I wanted back out!

    1. Polona — you’d fit just fine. I fit. And, the ceiling is way high. Oh. Those baskets and shelves might irritate you a bit, but they aren’t on the customer side of the cash register. I thought that shell was a wonder myself.

    1. Thom — thanks. I left the shell on the beach. I am very glad I did because Amoeba later told me that’s a nature preserve!

  2. Love the shell! Did you bring it home? The shop seems very unique – a resourceful owner with good use of space. You’ve made it famous.

    As for my snowflake shot. It wasn’t that I really didn’t like it. For a first attempt I should be pleased. I just wanted one lonely perfect snowflake all by itself with great detail. It’s supposed to snow more tomorrow so maybe I’ll get some more practice.

    1. Carletta — the shell was on a preserve, so the only thing I carried away were photographs and a little brown rock that lodged in the tred of my shoes.

      I look forward to seeing more of your snowflake shots.

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