In our last post the spotlight was on vintage postcards from Yellowstone National Park featuring the Roosevelt Entrance Arch. The arch appeared in many images in addition to postcards, for example, the menu cover shown below. This was a menu used in the dining car on the Northern Pacific Railroad around 1915. If you missed our last post, please take a look here to get the background story on the Roosevelt Entrance Arch.
|Yellowstone National Park|
Thru Gardiner Gateway
Northern Pacific Railroad
Dining Car Menu Cover
|Story of the Park inside|
|Back of the menu featured the famous|
Northern Pacific Great Big Baked Potato
and a place to add an address to mail to a friend.
|How long has it been since you've seen a menu|
that the restaurant will stamp and mail for you?
"Sunrise/Sunset" is the theme this week at Postcards for the Weekend. You won't be surprised at the card we selected to share. Sky View Observatory is atop the tallest building in Seattle and the photo was probably taken a few minutes after sunset. Check out the link up for more sunrise/sunset postcards and thanks to Maria for hosting!
These photos are not going to win any awards. But here's the story ... There are a couple of eagles living right here in the neighborhood. They have been here now for at least two years and can be seen flying around anytime of day. On this particular occasion they landed in a tree about 150 yards from my window. The first two shots show the larger bird watching the other bird, in the third photo, as that one seems to be enjoying a nice lunch. It's rare to have the opportunity to snap a picture of them as they are rarely stopped anywhere long enough to get the camera ready for action. These birds seem to be doing just fine right here on the edge of a large metropolitan area.
Photos of the sky taken from my place in Seattle.
|Panorama of the Olympic Mountains just after sunrise.|
March 9th 6:42 AM
|Colorful early morning light on the clouds.|
March 11th 7:32 AM
|On the right side: Snow falling on Bainbridge Island|
On the left: Partly sunny in the distance.
Title: Snowfall from a distance?
March 5th 5:47 PM
|Sunset over Eagle Harbor|
March 6th 5:54 PM
|Sunset, the Olympic Mountains, and Elliott Bay Marina|
March 10th 6:12 PM
The next two photos are nearly identical and only a few minutes apart but I like the difference. I'm curious which one you like the best ... the first one with the little boat and its wake, or, the second one, with the still waters?
|March 10th 6:18 PM|
|March 10th 6:20 PM|
|March 16th 6:57 PM|
Two giant anvil clouds forming sort of an arch
and sun setting in between.
Curiosity: Most of the rest of the sky was clear.
This is zoomed out as far as we could go.
Hard to say how far to the clouds ... 20 miles?
|March 16th 6:57 PM|
|March 16th 7:20 PM|
|Nice and sunny up on Two Brothers peak.|
Layers of clouds below.
March 18th 7:23 AM
|A few minutes later.|
March 18th 7:28 AM
See more sky photos at Skywatch Friday. Thanks to Yogi for hosting!
And we can't pass up this sky spotting ... paragliding! These three are high over the Magnolia neighborhood and out over Puget Sound. Saturday afternoon, March 17th.
Here's a big Cosco arriving March 11th and some other maritime activity. We enjoy watching ships come and go. Seattle/Tacoma ports combined are the largest international shipping facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
|March 11th 1:07 PM|
This is a giant ship ... our camera is about 2 miles away.
|Small boat pulling a spill containment berm.|
Seen when a ship has docked
at the port and may be leaking fuel.
(Unusual, thank goodness.)
|Bulk Carrier departing on March 13th 3:45 PM|
The best thing about this ship is the name ...
Sails under the flag of Panama
Arriving March 17th 12:11 PM
OOCL = Orient Overseas Container Line
Now you know!
The thing I like about this photo is the
sailboat which provides scale.
|Almost included this one in Sky Watch above.|
However, the Bainbridge - Seattle ferry is looking good this morning.
To the right of the ferry is Eagle Harbor. I like the name!
The taller peak, just right of center, is Mount Washington.
March 18th 8:19 AM
Photos from a recent walk. Just keeping track of some new blooms in the neighborhood.
|Two buds and a bloom.|
|Me and my shadow.|
|The Power of One|
Closing Thought ...
Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.