Varied Thrush

I saw my first Varied Thrush just a few weeks ago, on Vashon Island.  Ordinary, I suppose, but beautiful nonetheless. Today, hot on the heels of my visiting Band-tailed Pigeon, I caught a peek of a Varied Thrush scooting through the arborvitae.  Conveniently, the recent snow, snow, snow pushed down a chunk of one arborvitae … Read more

Band-tailed Pigeon

Dad asked me, “Did you see that bird?  It doesn’t look quite right…” I did see the bird and I knew exactly what he meant by “not quite right”. We have so many doves, both Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves.  They move between gathering in the Big Tree behind the backyard to the Big Tree … Read more

Snow Angel

[envira-gallery id=”2451″]It snowed last night. The Silver Slug™ was in fine form as it reluctantly crawled (in first gear) up 35th Avenue.  Mercifully it did crawl up, rather than slide back… My brother and his wife are moving to Florida.  They are driving out of town in January.  This makes me feel a number of … Read more

You Destroyed Me

Those three words have been hovering for the last few days. Actually, these words, in their entirety have been hovering: Go to hell. I loved you more than anything, and you destroyed me. I’m probably giving these words a life they don’t deserve – or rather – a life they don’t want.  I’m sure that … Read more

Soaked in Bleach

Maybe it’s because I watched a drama-documentary about Kurt Cobain last night.  I nearly cried watching the final scenes.  The few clips of Cobain that were included still float behind my eyes, reminding me of the University district, Edward Hansen, Chad Thoma, and that beautiful vintage dress from the thirties with the beaded collar. Maybe … Read more