Greetings from Seattle, Washington, USA

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fireboat Leschi and Postcard Love

Seattle's Fireboat Leschi in drydock

Seattle Fireboat Leschi
in drydock
Fisherman's Terminal
Seattle, Washington

All of our Leschi photos in this post
taken on October 22, 2016
In case you are wondering, the fireboat got its name from Chief Leschi of the Nisqually tribe of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. The history surrounding Chief Leschi is quite interesting and involves political turmoil not unlike that we are experiencing today. Read more about him via Wikipedia here.

Water Cannons?

Overall view shows Leschi on drydock
Do we need to tell you that we love boats and ships?

Postcards for the Weekend #24 - Love

The theme for this week's Postcards for the Weekend is "Love".  With Valentines Day just a few days ahead we thought maybe this old card from our collection would fill the bill. How do you like it?

Postcard Love
To My Valentine
With you as the groom
     and I as the bride,
Forever through life
            let's ride side by side.
In very small print, lower center:  Copyright, 1907, by Raphael Tuck & Sons Co. Ltd. The card is signed by the artist, E. Curtis. Please check out other Postcards for the Weekend and thanks to Maria for hosting!

Other updates

Most photos in this post are taken from home looking out over Puget Sound,
Seattle, Washington, USA.

Stormy, windy look at our favorite flag across the valley.
Pouring rain, very windy, but sun breaks like spotlights.
Feb 9  4:17 PM

End of a stormy day.
Feb 7  5:07 PM
Linking up with the great SkyWatch Friday meme. Check it out and thanks to Yogi♪♪♪ for hosting!

Afternoon sun breaks out on the Sound.
Bainbridge Island in the distance.
Feb 6  4:39 PM

Clear sky overhead but the sunset into a bank of clouds
along the western horizon.
Feb 2  5:01 PM

Crew at work on Greenlake this morning.
Feb 11th  11:36 AM
Greenlake is a place popular for walking.
The walk around the lake is 2.8 miles.
Yes, we do have blue sky in February!
Looking up through our Birch tree.
Feb 10th  4:34 PM

We don't buy flowers at the market all that often,
but couldn't resist this little group.
Feb 11th

Colorful contrail at sunset.
Feb 10th  5:33 PM

Closing thought ...
Understand that there is NOT a magic bullet but, rather, the accumulation of small decisions and actions over a lifetime.
      Darish Mozaffarian, MD, Dean, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science, in an article listing ways to stay healthy.


  1. Nice sequence of photos showing a storm and its passing.

  2. Well done, John. I especially like the pretty ship in dry dock, painted like a Valentine! :-)

  3. You know that I love those sky shots.Thanks for sharing the video link with me.Ethel Waters had a powerful voice and sang with such meaning.

  4. that fireboat is neat. I've never seen one of them. Your sky images are beautiful.

  5. NICE looking fire boat and love that colorful contrail.
    No, Ken doesn't collect any train dishes.
    Thanks for all the nice comments you always leave on my blog. They are much appreciated. : )

  6. Your Valentine card is so cute...and I even like the little poem on it.

    Your pictures are as stunning as always...thanks for posting them.

  7. Wow John! Really pretty photos here every time! And that postcard is just perfect for our theme! The rhyme of forever through life riding side by side is so appropriate for the illustration on this card with beautiful vintage design. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Never seen a dedicated fire boat, impressive water cannon. I like the speeding car.

  9. That is one colorful ship! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I appreciate it SO MUCH!

  10. I love the birch photo! So nice.

  11. Aw. Beautiful. And I like that closing quote.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  12. These vintage postcards are always sweet.

  13. The Leschi is a beautiful boat...but I clicked on the Wikipedia article, and the real Leschi's story is a sad one. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  14. Hello John, Love the cool fireboat. Beautiful sky captures.

    Have a happy day and weekend!

  15. That fire ship is awesome looking. You are so lucky living where you do to see such things like ships and beautiful sunsets