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Seattle SeaFair Air Show

We were having a lazy Sunday when the buzzing started. At first I thought it was someone mowing the lawn, and then we looked outside – and discovered we had a world class view of the SeaFair Air Show. Oh, what fun! Single engine planes, bi-planes, and a military-appearing jet squad that I don’t think was our Pensacola home team, the Blue Angels:

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Boats tie up days in advance to have a key position for the hydroplane races; many of the people are scantily clad. This used to be more family oriented, but now the rescue teams are called upon frequently to rescue the drunks who fall into the water, or worse – hurt themselves while drunk doing stupid things:

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There is nothing so exciting as the sound of hydroplanes racing:

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Inverted!
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August 8, 2013 Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Seattle | , | 4 Comments

Some Peeks in Edmonds, Washington

You would love Edmonds, Washington.

It is a picturesque village. Along Main Street, and Fifth Avenue there are corner gardens, maintained by the city. This year, they are planted primarily with white flowers, big, fluffy flowers which make all the other flowers POP! with color. Overhead, from the lamp posts, are huge hanging baskets, full of a variety of plants, mostly purples, blues and fuchsias. The overall effect is stunning.

On our way to her manicure-pedicure, I drove Mom around looking at the sights. Down at the Edmonds Beach, I was shocked to see an eagle, perched on a piling. The shot isn’t very good, I jumped out of the car in a hurry and snapped, not taking enough time, but I was so surprised – I had never seen an eagle there before.

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After lunch, as we headed out, we saw people touching up one of the murals Edmonds has painted on the sides of buildings there:

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Here is another one, nearby:

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I love it that this sweet little town, with its ferry coming faithfully in and out, preserves its identity and character in the face of changing times.

August 8, 2013 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Bureaucracy, Character, Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Venice, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Eid Mubarak 2013!

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May all your fasting and sacrifices be acceptable! May you receive the blessings of this long, very hot month of Ramadan! May you and your family have peace and the blessings of love, understanding and abundance!

August 8, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment