A big dose of Freedom (and whiskey): Nashville Ricochet Meetup

Last Wednesday, April 28, was our big Ricochet Meetup day, and it started in the morning when Phil Turmel and his wife Patricia picked us up at our hotel for the drive to Lynchburg and a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery.  Stad and Neutral Observer were already in the big Suburban, so Ray and …

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Signs of Spring in the Pacific Northwest

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have a varied terrain, ranging from the high Cascade Mountains splitting the state North to South; and lowlands in the West, going down to the Pacific Ocean.  Today, there are signs of Spring from both places. First, The North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) runs from the small city of …

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She’s a snow picture-taking fool!

I can't help it.  When we are snowed-in, I just have to get out the camera and phone and take pictures.  Yes, I'm betting that you're all getting tired of seeing pictures of my snowy backyard, but there's more snow today, and it's still snowing.  So, here are a bunch more pictures from this morning, …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #131-Emotions

My photography doesn't often include people.  I do mostly landscapes and nature.  This post will consist of photos from one day, yesterday, and one destination.  My husband and I went out shopping for a handgun for me, to be kept mostly at home for self-defense.  I am a 71-year-old woman, and there are just the …

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Washington State’s Marine Highway

Better known around here as the Washington State Ferry System, which connects the Puget Sound mainland cities of Seattle, Edmonds, Tacoma, and Mukilteo with the numerous islands in the Sound, and the Kitsap Peninsula, and even Canada.  Thousands of island residents commute via ferry daily, either walking on or driving their cars.  And every year …

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Christmas Playlist

Merry Christmas to all my followers and readers, here on RushBabe49.com. I like to have music playing on Christmas, and here are a few of my favorites. I hope you have a blessed, and relaxing day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMYLb6O2QQ8 I have been to Cambridge, and attended a concert in the King's College Chapel. The Christmas Eve Festival …

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Photos of December

For Christmas Eve, a sampling of December photos from my library.  A Merry Christmas to all! This year, in my own neighborhood. Found at a local market last week. Seen near Silver Lake, about a mile from our house. Seen at our local Asian market.  It's a wonder that these exotic fruits are grown right …

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Have another Very Harry Christmas

Welcome to Christmas time at Hogwarts Castle.  Harry Potter's first Christmas at Hogwarts was perhaps his first, real Christmas of his life.  He had been mistreated by his only living relatives most of the time, and had no idea of what Christmas was all about. [Editorial comment: There is no mention of anything really religious …

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