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For a closer look we went to a place known as Magnolia Bluff for the shot just above and below.
The "little boat" (in above pic) is sometimes called a "landing craft." :-)
Question: How to know the difference between a boat and a ship?
Answer: You can put a boat on a ship. You cannot put a ship on a boat.
Sky Watch -- Thunder Moon
|Almost Full Thunder Moon setting this morning, July 8 5:05 AM|
Looking westward across Puget Sound, Washington
First 2017 look - Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden
We've reported on the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden for several years now. Here are a few shots of the first blooms in the garden. We snapped these pics on July 4th. Only a very few plants have bloomed. The garden is maintained by the Puget Sound Dahlia Association.
As you can see in the overview below, most of the plants have not bloomed yet. Dahlias are a fairly late blooming plant. We will give you another look toward the end of the summer! When this garden is in full bloom it is simply amazing!
Captured the Map Maker!
We might finally be getting a selfie the "long-way-around." On Wednesday we spotted the Google Maps Street View camera moving through our neighborhood. Happily, had the camera handy and snapped a photo! Now, when we look at this intersection in a few weeks, after Google updates Street View images, maybe we will be in the picture. : - )
More cars, ships, and trains ...
|Holland America's Eurodam arriving Seattle in|
the predawn light July 8th 5:00 AM
The pic above reminded us of an old friend who collects old cars. This is a neat hobby but you need a lot of space and a lot of $$$$$ to do it right. Collectors keep the economy going! We snapped the photo on July 6, in our neighborhood.
We want to get a good video of the controversial "oil train" rolling though Seattle. On July 2nd, the train above was "parked" in the Interbay Yard down below our neighborhood. There are over 100 tank cars in this train ... as far as we could see down the track! The video is still on the "to do" list.
Coming soon on John's Island ...
One of the first books ever published on Yellowstone National Park.
Closing thought ...
One of our favorite blogs, Ruth's Photo Blog, recently published a closing thought we think well worth repeating. Thank you Ruth!
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.