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Old 03-19-2005, 11:41 PM   #31
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Changing the subject slightly,

This is the view last week up and down my street. Beautiful, don't you think? The cherries broke their slumber early this year, very early, some blossoms in early January even. But this reckless showy exuberance always gladdens my heart. And January or March, their ephemeral beauty makes me remember that Winter does not reign.
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Old 03-20-2005, 12:57 AM   #32
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more pretty tree pics

First pic down the street a few days later. Can you see the effects of the wind? Drifts of flower petals line the streets and sidewalks!

Second pic is of one of my favorite Saucer Magnolias in the neighborhood, a couple of blocks away. The canopy on this tree reaches to the ground almost and could easily envelope the two cars in the foreground, and a couple more besides.
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:04 AM   #33
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Nice, first signs of spring! I was wondering where all that 'global warming' was going on I keep hearing so much about.

And here in CT we're waiting on another snow storm coming in sometime this morning.
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:13 AM   #34
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We're having sleet or so I'm told. I'm not going out in it.
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Old 03-20-2005, 12:43 PM   #35
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We are having what we always have winter and early spring: Suicidal Skies--Grey, grey, a little white, and lots more grey. Feels like the sky is right on top of my head.
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:05 PM   #36
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Today I saw posted pictures of flowers fom CA, NC, Netherlands and Israel. Three days ago I noticed I have crocuses, uh, croci, pushing the deutrius up.
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:06 PM   #37
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I took this picture of some really determined croci at the end of Febuary outside of the butterfly museum.
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Old 03-23-2005, 02:48 PM   #38
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This post was composed and posted while onboard the Bainbridge Island ferry. It's cool to read and post completely wire-free.

I also took a couple of pix, but I couldn't get the browse button to appear, and consequently could not attach the file.

I wonder if I can use the other img tools.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:45 PM   #39
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Hey folks,

Ideally, April and I want to go to Seattle and Vancouver for our honeymoon. What we're thinking is...flying to Seattle, spending a couple of days there, driving to Vancouver, spending a couple of days there, then flying back to St. Louis from Seattle.

As far as things we'd like to do, well...we like food and art and quirky shit. We like tourist stuff, but we also like the stuff that isn't in the pretty brochure.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Gracias.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:22 PM   #40
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Seattle is an awesome seafood town. If it's like it was a decade ago, you can go downtown and head to any of the restaurants at the edge of the sound, and get awesome seafood.

The Chateau St Michelle winery is not in France, it's just north of Seattle. A winery tour is a great way to spend a little time and learn about how they grow grapes in Eastern Washington and ship them to this place to make some of the finest, most consistent fine wine, year after year.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:28 PM   #41
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The view from my front porch

early in the morning.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:37 PM   #42
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I can see this mountain from my house

but not this perspective. This is Mount Rainier. Gorgeous.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:04 AM   #43
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down the road a stretch.

Granite Falls native, doin what comes naturally.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:09 AM   #44
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Olympic Peninsula, on the Hood Canal

a barn swallow, doing what comes naturally, even if it is rarely captured! They're soooo fast and sooooo agile and so beautiful!
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:12 AM   #45
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A mile to the west

the Olympics from Golden Gardens park.
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