Sky Watch ...
|October 10th 6:15 PM|
Looking westward over Pier 90
Please click on any image for a larger view.
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.
Read about sun pillars here. (By University of Illinois)
|October 9th 6:48 PM|
The deep redish-orange sky was amazing!
Those are the Olympic Mountains to the west
Ship Watch ...
|October 10th 6:15 PM|
Re the photo above: Just curious ... Why does an obviously military submarine need two escort vessels through Puget Sound? Possibly to prevent encounters with protesters? Let me know in the comments! By the way, that photo is a long shot ... the sub is about 4 miles from our window.
|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.
More about USCGC Bertholf
|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
From the National Geographic Expeditions website: "The National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, and one of the newest additions to the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet. This fully stabilized vessel is designed to navigate narrow inlets and wildlife-rich passageways inaccessible to larger ships, while comfortably accommodating 100 guests in 50 outside cabins. Along with spacious viewing decks, this nimble vessel carries innovative exploration tools, including a SplashCam and a hydrophone that enable us to look and listen beneath the waves."
National Geographic Expeditions
Photos from Quest's Naturalist October 11th
Postcards we like from our postcard collection ...
If you like the card above you will like these links
|Repro of an antique postcard.|
An African Parrot ...
possibly Rosy-faced lovebird?
If you know, please leave a comment & thank you!
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and Saturday's Critters
. To the hosts of these blogs ... To Eileen, Thanks for hosting and congratulations on Saturday's Critters post #200!
... And to Maria, thanks for hosting Postcards for the Weekend
and we sure hope your business trip to the USA is a great success! We hope to see you while you are in Seattle!
|Back of the unused card.|
Read more about the Tsimshian
|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|
For our RAILFAN friends ...
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|
More like Zone of Plenty booklet
|Full list of Zone of Plenty States|
Closing thought ...
(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)
|Envelope provided if you wish more information.|
Sheet behind shows fares to various locations.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island!