|October 10th 6:15 PM|
Looking westward over Pier 90
Linking up with Skywatch Friday -- Thanks to Yogi for hosting!
Colorful sunset WITH sun pillar ... October 9th ...
|October 9th 6:42 PM|
Note the sun pillar ... Have seen a few of those this past summer.
|October 9th 6:48 PM|
The deep redish-orange sky was amazing!
Those are the Olympic Mountains to the west
|October 10th 6:15 PM|
Ship Watch ...
|October 10th 11 AM|
Talk about stealthy!
Hard to ID submarines out in Puget Sound
They do not show up on tracker sites on the web.
|US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf - WMSL 750|
Heading toward Port of Seattle
October 11th 12:15 PM
Strange looking vessel with two cranes.
Possibly for marine construction?
Northbound out of Elliott Bay, Oct 11th 10:47 AM
Unusual visitor ... National Geographic Quest
|National Geographic's Quest|
Pier 90, Seattle, October 13th 11:30 AM
National Geographic Expeditions
Photos from Quest's Naturalist October 11th
Postcards we like from our postcard collection ...
|Repro of an antique postcard.|
An African Parrot ...
possibly Rosy-faced lovebird?
If you know, please leave a comment & thank you!
|Back of the unused card.|
|Sea Creature by Morgan Green, Tsimshian|
"The sea has been a generous provider for our people."
[The Tsimshian are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast.]
|Back of Sea Creature -- Unused Postcard|
We like to share items from our collection of vintage railroad memorabilia. One of our favorite items is shown below. Imagine the year is 1938 and you've been hearing about opportunities to become wildly successful ranching or farming in newly settled parts of the country. There's no way to Google it, so perhaps you send a postcard to a railroad company, like the Great Northern, and ask for information. At this time in history the railroads are trying to encourage development in the territories they serve, which will ultimately mean profits for them. Here is a typical package of information you would have received in the mail ...
|Envelope of information postmarked January 11, 1938|
From Mr. E. C. Leedy, Great Northern Railway
Postage cost: 4 and 1/2 cents.
|Zone of Plenty booklet|
|Back of the booklet|
|Letter: Replying to your inquiry ...|
|Own Your Home in the Zone of Plenty States|
Ranching and Farming opportunities abound!
|Detailed info on States in the Zone of Plenty|
|Full list of Zone of Plenty States|
|Envelope provided if you wish more information.|
Sheet behind shows fares to various locations.
(How do you like this one?)
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
George Orwell (Author of Nineteen Eighty-four)
Thank you for stopping by John's Island!