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Daffodils and Spring Blooms

Welcome, spring…finally! It’s been a long, cold winter…lots of rain! Our Cascade and Olympic Mountains have received record snow amounts…great news for spring skiers and good news for our summer water supplies as well! The traditional spring blooms seems to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Dahlias

I visited my local park gardens last week and found these magnificent Dahlias still in bloom. They are such hardy plants and last well into the autumn. The bumblebees especially love them, all well as other bees, hoverflies, and butterflies. … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day at Dune Peninsula

Took advantage of the sunny, warm weather to spend an afternoon at Dune Peninsula, part of the Tacoma Metropolitan Parks. It’s a new park that was named after the science fiction novel “Dune.” There’s even sculptures in the park that … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption

It’s been 40 years since the cataclysmic eruption of the Mount St Helens Volcano, located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. I was living about 80 miles north of the volcano and can remember watching the plume of ash … Continue reading

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Go Fly a Kite!

Yes, literally! I attended a kite flying festival on the coastline beach this past weekend at Grayland, Washington, sponsored by the Westport Windriders. Even if one is not a kite flyer, the assortment of kites of all different shapes and … Continue reading

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