An afternoon at The Fair

On Friday, September 9, Hubby and I again went to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup (in Pierce County).  This year's fair was much freer than last year's, when masks were required even outdoors!  I did not wear a mask last year, in defiance of the Health Nazis, and even though they were not required …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #214: Favorite Finds

To start with, these favorite finds are all from this month of August, 2022.  I have a great liking for clouds, and I keep an album on my computer of just cloud photos.  I was impressed with these wispy clouds around Colonial Peak in the North Cascades, when we visited the Diablo Lake Overlook on …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #211: My Photographic “Groove”

I gave this one a lot of thought.  I'm a rank amateur, and I mostly take photos and video with my iPhone.  I looked back at what subjects I most like to photograph, and that mean the most to me.  I decided that waterfalls and fountains are among my most favorite subjects.  I believe that …

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Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair-Back after two years off

Every year, the last weekend in July is the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair.  For 2020 and 2021, the fair was not held, due to the onerous Covid restrictions by the Dictator of Washington State.  The Fair was back this year, and just as wonderful as always.  Sponsored by the Bellevue Arts Museum, parts of …

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Book Report: “Marching Along”, by John Philip Sousa

I just finished reading my first-edition, first-impression copy of John Philip Sousa’s autobiography.  It was published in 1928 by Hale, Cushman, and Flint of Boston.  Its subtitle is Recollections of Men, Women, and Music.  The book itself is in very good shape, for nearly 100 years old.  Its paper is a bit fragile and yellowed, …

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Everybody has to start somewhere

I have a friend who just started his own WordPress blog, and in a comment on his new site, I told him that everybody has to start somewhere.  Which is true.  We should cut new bloggers, new students, and new businesses a lot of slack, since newbies often make mistakes,  If they learn from their …

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CMMC: July letter, “L” at the end of the word

Welllll...  Let's see what we can come up with with the final letter L. How about some Seagulls? This guy really just posed for me. My favorite-waterfall. They are in New York, Olympia, Washington, and Snoqualmie, Washington. How about a mural, or two? They are in North Bend, Washington, and Hilo, Hawaii. There is a …

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Might there be a use for a smartphone in Feudal-era Japan?

Hubby first introduced me to Japanese Anime before we were married, and now I'm hooked too.  We watched the entire series of Inu Yasha, where the modern girl Kagome Higurashi time-travels through her grandfather's sacred well, and ends up in the medieval period.  She has all sorts of adventures with her dog-half-demon friend Inu Yasha, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #209: Surreal

Unlike Tina, I don't have access to Photoshop or any photo-editing program except for what comes with the Mac OS in Photos.  I did have some fun with a photo I took yesterday, in a walk through a forest preserve.  I tried to make it somewhat sinister. At a local park by a lake, I …

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Your fun science story for the week-Head of Hercules Found in ancient shipwreck

I found this original story at the Daily Wire, about how divers exploring a Roman-era shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera, found the missing piece of a statue, where the body was recovered about 100 years ago!  Here's a picture of the body of the statue, which resides in the Greek Archaeological Museum. I …

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