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Plastic Flamingo Vacation Getaway Spot

I love creative yard art. I delve in it every October. Speaking of yard art, our local high school does a fundraiser every year taking people’s yards hostage with a flamingo invasion. The lucky yard-owner pays a fee to have … Continue reading

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A Side Effect of Congested Traffic

It was my turn to drive to Seattle. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) posted notices everywhere the interstate would narrow from four lanes down to two.  Thinking I was clever, I left a full hour earlier than normal … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem or Sea Lion Buffet

Sometimes we must seize the moment if not the entire day. An accident forced my better half and I off the interstate one morning. We cut through the town of Steilacoom, Washington, on our way back to the office. A … Continue reading

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Chinese Lantern

Despite epic wind storms, snow, rain and hail, this hearty Chinese Lantern’s seed pods survived the maelstrom winter threw at it. I can’t wait to see what it has in store for spring.

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A Special Edition: February 20th is only Five Days Away

In my small town we support a YMCA.  Three years ago one of the janitors fed me a gym secret. I’m going to share . . . again.  * * * We’ve all done it, made a resolution. January 1st, … Continue reading

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A Harbor in Winter

Snow falls so rarely in our area that one inch will shut the region down. At four inches, people abandon their cars on the interstate and trudge home. On this day our small town boasted our small harbor dusted in … Continue reading

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Burl Ives’s Likeness

For those fans of the Rankin and Bass 1964 classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you may have seen the profusion of inflatable characters popping up around Christmas time in the U.S.. We were no exception. “Sam the Snowman” is our … Continue reading

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