Friday, September 30, 2011

Got Steam?

Recently, on a walk in Seattle, our executive team was impressed with this industrial site. It brought up the question:  How many cities have their own steam plant?  We have no idea, but we like the way this one looks especially on one of those "ohhh-so-common blue-sky-days" in Seattle.  The location of this plant is actually pretty close to the Elliott Bay waterfront and so we wonder if it uses sea water to make the steam. If you know, leave us a comment. We did find a Wikipedia article that gave us some info, but didn't answer the sea water question. It seems like the answer should be yes.

Another shot of Seattle Steam Company showing a little bit of steam escaping.

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by John's Island. And we hope there is nothing here to get anyone steamed up!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Seattle Evening

A few nights ago I was expecting a colorful sunset based on the clouds and a small opening in the overcast to the west. Ahhh, it didn't happen, but still, the lights of the city looked good to me. Sometimes I look at this scene and wonder how many homes I can see. (Not to mention offices.) Hope you enjoy the scene as I did.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Shorter Days Ahead

Hello friends, followers, and visitors. Here at John's Island we like to celebrate the seasons. It's hard to say, but perhaps Fall is our favorite. S. S. Porter did a good job of capturing the essence of the seasons back in 1906 when he published postcards like the one above. For those of you who live in parts of the world where there is only one season (weather-wise) there are times when I admire you, but most of the time I think you're missing something.

Back in 1906 things were a bit less complicated and, apparently, it was easy to send Marie this card with only her name, town, and state, and, oh-by-the-way, Rural Route #1. Wish the stamp was still there, but it is gone. The price was right for delivery though: one cent in the US.

We extend to all of you wishes for a fine Fall.

Mostly Mt Rainier

Back to Mt. Rainier 2024 ... At the entrance gate the Ranger provided a map of the Park and a sheet of info for Spring 2024.  I was careful ...