Welcome to John's Island
|Sunset over the Olympic Mountains
April 22nd 7:56 PM
This past week saw sunny, dry, warm weather return to Seattle after a long rainy spell. Among the many benefits ... getting some new sky photos. Linking up with Skywatch Friday where you can see lots more sky photos. Thanks to Yogi for hosting!
|Interesting sky colors
April 24th 8:05 PM
Known as a "silk postcard" this 100-year-old postcard was hand crafted with silk threads. The occasion was the celebration of the end of World War I. It was made in and is a souvenir of Belgium. These old silk cards are rare! This was the closest fit we could find in our collection for this week's theme at Postcards for the Weekend ..."Patterns and Prints" Thanks to Maria for hosting the link-up!
|1918 Handmade Silk Postcard
Souvenir of Belgium
End of World War I
|Three larger vessels in this shot on April 26th 9:50 AM
In the foreground, the KOGO Charter Yacht at Elliott Bay Marina
At anchor, in the middle: The Semiramis Bulk Carrier
Arriving in the distance, the OOCL Vancouver Container Ship
Clipper Race Around the World Departs Tomorrow
|Official Race Souvenir Magazine
Picked this up at Bell Harbor Marina
where Clippers have been taking a break this week.
For all kinds of additional info check out the official website Clippers Around the World.
She Shall Decide
While going through the collection here of vintage memorabilia I found the following item to be timely and worth sharing. This is a cover for an advertising booklet put out by Good Year Tire Company in 1916. The past year has seen greater emphasis on the movement for equality for women. At least one large corporation had the right approach over one hundred years ago. Way-to-go Good Year!
Closing thought via an antique poster ...
Carefulness or Carelessness - safety or sorrow - take your choice!
Thank you for stopping by John's Island