Posts from the “seasons” Category

Ice Storm 2024

Posted on January 19, 2024

We got hit hard starting on Saturday and we still have several thousand people here that are without power. At one point we had no cell service, no internet and no wireless service. I felt as if I were living my best 1989 life! In addition, we had a large limb fall and break off a good part of our front gutter. Photos below, news at 11. This was right after it happened. It was very loud and initially I thought the whole oak tree had fallen. We are very fortunate it was not worse. Daylight view. Freezing rain and ice on branches is no joke. And no fun. Onwards . . . .

End of 2023 #4

Posted on January 7, 2024

Final end-of-the-year post: saw my brother, Jonah in the arms of the troll, watched the Eras Tour movie, and the Seattle City skyline as we prepared to dock. Larry & Jasper Caught by a troll? Looks like it. 🙂 An era. 🙂 This did not exist when I grew up here (the wheel), but it is kinda neat looking. I’ve yet to go in as well. The waterfront part of Seattle is a nice place to spend some time. 2023. Time for 2024 . . . .

End of 2023 #3

Posted on January 6, 2024

Our trip was a nice get away and I realize each time I go to Bainbridge Island just how much I love being there, which I have mentioned before. One of the new art installations around these islands are wooden huge trolls. Sara is posing in the arms of one on Bainbridge for perspective. We went there following our surprising win at trivia at the local cider house. I’m dropping a few other photos here and will slowly work my way through the ones that I took on this trip. Sara in the troll. I met up with an old friend from my days at Dusty Strings Company, where Doug was a woodworker and I was a dulcimer set-up, stringer and tuner/test player. This…

End of 2023 #2

Posted on January 5, 2024

More of the final few days of 2023 . . . . I noticed that just traveling further north only 5 hours shows in the amount of daylight that lights up the day. In the Seattle area the sun would set a good twenty minutes earlier than in Eugene. Fortunately, we have passed the marks in which the daylight hours are shrinking. On the 3rd of January we had our latest sunrise. On December 9th we had our earliest sunset. Now the sun is setting later and will begin rising earlier. This is all good for my vitamin D catcher and spirit. 14,410 feet high, Mt. Rainier stands above it all. It is always good to see it out. Rolling Bay is a small…