Some of my favorite things

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Tulip Fields near Mount Vernon, WA

The Skagit Valley and its tulip fields is about a 45-minute drive from home.

Wake-7-29

A ship’s wake.  I have been on the aft deck of an aircraft carrier, and seen that wake make a 90-degree turn in a very short time.

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My wedding ring, a “Mini Moebius” by Margaret Ostling.

Violin front

My beautiful violin, by David VanZandt, New York (now in Seattle), made in 1987.

Kikyo, our aristo-cat

My gorgeous, soft “Aristo-Cat”, the Lady Kikyo.

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Winding Road-Eastern Washington State

The shrub-steppe terrain around the Columbia River Gorge, and around the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington.

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The view from the Diablo Lake Overlook, on the North Cascades Highway.

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And storm clouds against an achingly blue sky.

All these things bring me pleasure, and tranquility in an increasingly stressful world.