Beginning my 12th year ...
Welcome! I'm celebrating my 12th Anniversary publishing John's Island. My first regular post was on January 1, 2011 and today's post is published post #887. Many complimentary comments have encouraged me to continue posting items from my collection of Yellowstone National Park memorabilia, photos from my daily walks along Seattle's waterfront, sky photos, and a few other things. Thanks to all for stopping by.
From my Yellowstone National Park collection ...
|The Wonderland of the World|
Published by Northern Pacific Railroad, 1884
|Great Falls of the Yellowstone National Park|
|Views of "Old Faithful" Geyser|
|Falls on the Gibbon River|
|Scenery on the Yellowstone Lake|
|Lake Pend D'Oreille, Idaho|
|Pillars of Hercules and Rooster Rock --|
|Interior view of the train.|
Early January Snaps along my walks ...
First walk of the new year.
Looking southeast from my starting point.
Elliott Bay and Mt Rainier in the distance.
The spot here is called "the steps" ...
I take a picture here at the beginning of
every walk to record the sky conditions.
|Half of my walk is complete ... 1 mile. (1.6km)|
This is my "turn around" spot.
Elliott Bay connects to Puget Sound
which connects to Strait of Juan de Fuca
which connects to the Pacific Ocean.
|The SAKIZAYA ORCHID is at Grain Terminal 86.|
This ship is operated by WISDOM LINE.
Seattle is one of the West Coast's grain
shipping ports. Most of these grain ships
are headed to Asia.
|First day of loading grain, the ship is light ... note the red |
part of the hull and words WISDOM LINE.
|Two days later ... most of the red part of the hull is underwater.|
This is now a heavy ship ... almost fully loaded.
She sits lower in the water (deeper draft).
|Starting picture on a dry day.|
|THOMAS G. THOMPSON|
The 274-foot-long vessel is equipped for conducting
multidisciplinary research projects that involve
large teams of scientists.
NOAA Ocean Exploration
|January 5 walk started at dawn.|
|SEATTLE FIREBOAT 2|
Seattle Fire Department
|A newly recognized bird!|
Visit the full species account,
currently available for free.
|Dnaleao Electric Portable Pocket Heater|
keeps hands warm on cold walks!
Easy to recharge ... it's great.
From Amazon 2 pack for about $22.
Do you NEED this? No.
Does it spark joy? Yes.
|WHIP INFLATION NOW|
Pin it on and wear it everywhere.
Made famous in 1974
to encourage disciplined spending habits. 😊
The WIN button can be worn regardless of your political views.
|No, I didn't walk up to watch from Kerry Park.|
(Screen shot from TV coverage.)
|Walking south, just one big patch of grey clouds.|
|After turning around, walking north, 9 minutes later.|
Spotted someone taking a picture with their phone.
Thanks to that person ... I glanced back and
My OH My! ... what a change!
|Looking across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island|
and on to the Olympic Mountains.
Note the low fog on the Island.
It was a clear, cold morning, January 2, 2023.
|January 10 ... five minutes BEFORE sunset|
|January 10 ...10 minutes AFTER sunset|
|Truly a lucky catch.|
January 11th at about 8:05AM
Looking west from home.
Bainbridge Island and the
Olympic Foothills in the distance.
|At the bottom of the picture ...|
the Smith Cove Marina.
A pot of gold in someone's sailboat?
Published Post # 887