Snow-Capped

I got out this afternoon with the camera.  There are a lot of plants and structures that are snow-capped.

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That Japanese Maple in the back yard sure looks funny with its tiny asymmetrical cap.

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Our neighborhood has a surfeit of dentists.  The office has some nice landscaping, all capped with snow this week.

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These concrete structures are found at Silver Lake Park.  I have no idea what they are, but they look like raised mausoleums at a cemetery.  Capped with snow.

Snow Birds

I love watching the birds that come to our seed and suet feeders in the back yard.  Especially when it’s snowing.  Here’s who showed up the last couple of days.

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Our Varied Thrush has a bug in her beak!  They are carnivores, like their Robin cousins.

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A pair of Song Sparrows.  They were fighting Juncos and Chickadees for the feeder stations.

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Junco atop the suet feeder, waiting his turn at the seed feeder.

Below are visitors from previous years.

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My very favorite has to be the little masked Townsend’s Warbler. Isn’t he cute?

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Thirteen Common Bushtits on our Suet Feeder, January 2012

I could just watch them all day long.

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This is our back yard last Sunday.

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This is the parking lot at work Monday.

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This is right out my front door about a half-hour ago.  We love standing at our kitchen window and watching the birds at our two feeders (seed and suet).  The cat likes watching them, too.  We will get 4-6 inches this weekend, and I will post more pictures later.  I love snow!

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Kikyo watching out the second-floor bedroom window.

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Our backyard this morning!  The snow is so heavy, it knocked over both of our old Arborvitae that have been here since 2000 when my house was built.

The Senior Senator from my State Advocates Infanticide.

A big story today covers the proposal in the Senate by Senator Ben Sasse proposed a bill offering protection for a live baby who survives a botched abortion (just thinking about that in itself is horrible-that a last-second “abortion” could “fail” and leave the baby alive).  Senator Sasse proposed to pass this bill by acclamation-who could NOT support a bill like this?

Well, I’ll just tell you who.  That would be the Senior Senator from Washington State, otherwise known as the “Mom in Tennis Shoes”, Sleazebag ,oops, Senator Patty Murray.  She is a sorry excuse for a senator, and is mocked as the most stupid person in Congress. So, now she adds “advocate of infanticide” to her many recommendations.

This is the logical conclusion to the Feminazi sacramentalizing of Abortion above all.

Local KIRO Radio personality Dori Monson talked about this on his show today.  Like him, I am ashamed to have that piece of horse turd “representing” me in the other Washington.  May she rot in hell.

Is This New York Abortion Law Evil?

Or, as Ben Shapiro puts it,

New York Governor Cuomo wants to ban the Death Penalty…Except for Unborn Children; go ahead and kill those.

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Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the most comprehensive abortion law in the United States.  This new law, passed by the now-100%-Democrat controlled Legislature, allows termination of a pregnancy up to the moment of birth.  Yes, that is correct, New York now allows a full-term BABY to be murdered if the mother and her doctor deem her health in danger.  Various “news” outlets describe this as “updating” New York abortion laws, and “adding strong legal protections” for “abortion rights”.

The above-mentioned Governor of New York is nominally a Catholic.  As I remember it, the Catholic Church forbids contraception, and defines abortion as murder.  And the Catholic Bishops have reacted to this new law that is celebrated by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Bishops call for Cuomo to be excommunicated.

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Look at that tag line on the podium.  No Time to Wait.  And the title of the new law is the “Reproductive Health Act”.  However, one thing the act ignores is the fact that the pregnant woman is not the only individual affected by abortion.  What about the child?  Well, this new law in New York deems that child disposable.    The statistics show that, in New York, more black babies are aborted than are born.  Does this indicate discrimination against minorities?  Nope, the Progressives in New York are perfectly fine with it, since Abortion is their Holy Sacrament.

And what about the Abortion Doctors?  Doesn’t the Hippocratic Oath say “First Do No Harm”?  I guess that in New York, the Culture of Death rules even the medical profession.    This list was taken off a Web Site called “safest abortion”, by a medical group, NY OB-GYN Associates.

  • Teenagers do not need their parent’s permission to have an abortion.
  • There are no waiting periods
  • No need for state approval
  • Patients can perform their abortion in their doctor’s office.
  • New York State Medicaid covers abortion for women with a low income.

Although, there are some pro-life doctors who have spoken out against this destructive (literally!) new law.  But it appears that they are in the minority.

It is a crying shame, what Feminism hath wrought in the United States, and around the world.  Human beings are reduced to the status of afterthoughts, permitted to be done away with, even if they can sustain life if allowed to be born.  I never had children myself, but this new law makes me very sad.  I weep for the babies who will not be allowed to live, and contribute to the tapestry that is Humanity.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

A Twitter Conversation I’d Like to See

Nancy Pelosi to President Donald Trump:

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Postpone that State of The Union address, due to YOUR government shutdown.

 

President Donald Trump to Nancy Pelosi:

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Mrs. Speaker Pelosi, GO POUND SAND.

Since I’m not on Twitter, even if this conversation happens, I’ll miss it (well, not really).

Go President Trump!  Do Not give in to the Forces of Progressivism that are attempting to ruin your Presidency!