|Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies|
Published by the Soo Line Railroad
ca 1910 to 1915
|The brochure is illustrated and includes descriptions.|
|Ever heard of Wild Parsley?|
80 Years Ago
A photo from our Yellowstone collection ... In the summer of 1937, President and Mrs. Roosevelt toured Yellowstone National Park. Probably an early visit as there is still plenty of snow roadside and coats are in use.
55 Years Ago
This month, 55 years ago, I enjoyed lunch with mom at the Space Needle. A photographer snapped our picture and mailed us the print in the little folder shown just above. So happy to have kept this little bit of memorabilia!
|Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas|
arriving Seattle, July 28, 5:15 AM
Explorer of the Seas is one of the largest
cruise ships visiting Seattle this summer.
In the Future ...
A short video from YouTube for friends who enjoy the maritime world ...
The world's first autonomous, zero emission container ship
from KONGSBERG Gruppen -YouTube
A New Shipping Record ...
The photo above was taken for the Associated Press by David Goldman from the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica and appears in the Washington Post (July 29, 2017). After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the icebreaker has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. According to the article, "The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming." Read the full article here.
John's Opinion: Climate change is not a fraud nor is it "fake news." Those who are skeptical usually think governments over-regulate emissions which harm the atmosphere. Further, they believe regulations limit their ability to generate business profits. Sadly, they figure their freedom to pollute the environment is more important than protecting the atmosphere that keeps them alive.
|Seattle sunset, July 26th, 8:39 PM|
Looking past Magnolia ridge toward the Olympic Mountains
in the distance.
A Postcard for the Weekend
This week's theme: Anything you wish
From our postcard collection ...
|Observation Car on line of D and R G Ry|
|Back of the unused card|
One cent domestic postage!
Thanks to Maria for hosting Postcards for the Weekend where bloggers share some of their collection of postcards according to themes that change each week. For this week's theme, "Anything you wish," we selected one of our railroad history favorites. Probably from 1930s or so, this card shows an open-air observation car coupled to a passenger train about to roll through a scenic area in Colorado. Isn't this a great way to see the scenery?
Closing thought ...
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.