Shadows of Spring – Pine River Park

A sunny day at Pine River Park foreshadows spring.

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Pine River Park on the Little Spokane River provides a sunny prelude to the coming change of seasons.

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Around the World Without Leaving My Blog – 2014

Another year of communication destinations.

 

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The following is a cloud I created containing all of the countries from which someone viewed my blog during the last year. Larger fonts represent nations with more numerous visits, smaller fonts represent those with less. Totals were unexpectedly skewed toward South America, likely due to my numerous posts on the World Cup. South Africa also made a splash … not even in the cloud last year, it rose all the way up to second tier. France, India and Indonesia all dropped out while Lithuania, Slovenia and the State of Palestine, among others, all made their debut.

As always, my thanks to every visitor, near and far.

                                                                                            
                                                                                              Czech Republic

                                         Philippines

                                                                      Chile        United Kingdom

                 South Africa     Germany

                                                                  Denmark            Finland                Italy

                          United States

                                                                                  Mexico      Netherlands

                                                       Australia                      United Arab Emirates                Kuwait

                                                            Canada    Norway   Argentina

                                           Brazil               Spain

                                                                                                                                  State of Palestine      Slovenia
                                                                                                                   Lithuania

Hello Fall, Again

Color, color, color. Another post on Fall colors.

 

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What can I say? It’s my favorite time of the year.

 

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Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for wildfowl and wildlife.

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The following are some pics from our recent visit to the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge near Cheney, Washington.

 

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To plan your trip, click here.

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Days of Salmon – Issaquah Salmon Days

The salmon return to Issaquah well before the festival has started.

 

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Each October, the salmon and the tourists return to Issaquah, the latter in order to enjoy the annual Salmon Days Festival. We snuck in a week early, allowing us to enjoy the spectacle of the spawning fish without the accompanying throng of humanity. Here are some pics.

 

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To learn more about the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, click here.

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Mt. Spokane – Bald Knob Trail

Mt. Spokane’s Bald Knob trail offers expansive views with a touch of history.

 

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In the first week of September, we hiked the Bald Knob trail to some high meadows and a restored CCC cabin. Here are some pics.

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