Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all! Despite our second rainiest December on record here in the Seattle area, we had a brilliantly sunny and frosty New Year’s Day as we often do. Temperatures actually got into the 20s last night, which doesn’t happen that often. New Year’s Day morning I was bird watching and spotted this handsome […]

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Itchy Scratchy

This month at Bothell, Washington’s famed Country Village shopping center, two reindeer are greeting visitors before they suit up for their Christmas Eve flight with Santa. At first I thought Dasher (or Dancer?) was using the friendly neighborhood horse statue to itch her head, but reindeer evidently rub against available objects to remove velvet from […]

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Burns Night

Originally posted January 25th, 2014. *** January 25th is Burns Night. Those inclined toward arson shouldn’t get too excited; it’s actually a holiday that celebrates Scotland’s most renowned poet.  Scotland.org – Burns Night Robert Burns lived just 37 years but in that time is said to have written or revised 559 poems and songs. A […]

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