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Entertainment Madison Park

Madison Park

Madison Park is a lovely grassy park on the shores of Lake Washington, south of the Evergreen Point Bridge; it is easily accessible from downtown Seattle or from the Eastside.  The park features a children’s play area, a bathhouse, and […]

Gardening Bletilla striata…Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata…Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata or Chinese ground orchid is very hardy and very easy-to-grow orchid with upright, heavily textured, iris-like (18 inches long and 1 inch wide) green leaves that forms a slowly spreading clump. In early spring, stalks reach a height […]

Health & Fitness Losing Weight and Getting Healthier

Losing Weight and Getting Healthier

My goal for 2014 is to drop my weight from 238 to 195 and for 2015 to have my weight at 165. I am trying to reach that goal by walking 5 miles each day (I plan a 25 mile […]

Videos I Like Bugshells…The World Through the Eyes of a 5 Year Old

I Like Bugshells…The World Through the Eyes of a 5 Year Old

It is touching to see the world through the eyes of a 5 year old little girl.  She saw a problem that affected children like her: her answer was so simple, so correct; you get started, you do something. When […]

Transportation Reduced Bus Fares

Reduced Bus Fares

The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability, and Medicare card holders to reduced bus fares on the following public transportation systems that cross the Puget Sound region. The RRFP provides […]

Green Living Save Energy Share Your Creativity…

Save Energy Share Your Creativity…

Save energy share creativity  from Graphic Fury on Vimeo. Save energy share your creativity…At the end of the day you measure a person by what it takes to discourage them…Not by the size of the problem, or how much of […]

Shopping Thrifting

Thrifting

My reason for thrifting is to get greener and to reduce what I spend on clothing. I have been thrifting for about 5 years and have just recently limited the number of stores I visit. I now generally shop at […]

Frugal Living Do you want to learn photography, volunteer, go for a hike?  Meetup may be the answer.

Do you want to learn photography, volunteer, go for a hike? Meetup may be the answer.

Have you spent the last year wanting to go to the opera, sitting through the foreign film societies complete series this coming spring, learning photography, hiking in the parks and wooded area of your city, but felt uncomfortable doing it […]

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Bletilla striata…Chinese Ground Orchid
Gardening

Bletilla striata…Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata or Chinese ground orchid is very hardy and very easy-to-grow orchid with upright, heavily textured, iris-like (18 inches long and 1 inch wide) green leaves that forms a slowly spreading clump. In early spring, stalks reach a height […]

I Like Bugshells…The World Through the Eyes of a 5 Year Old
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I Like Bugshells…The World Through the Eyes of a 5 Year Old

It is touching to see the world through the eyes of a 5 year old little girl.  She saw a problem that affected children like her: her answer was so simple, so correct; you get started, you do something. When […]

Candelabra Primrose…Unforgettable Display In Late Spring
Gardening

Candelabra Primrose…Unforgettable Display In Late Spring

Primula pulverulenta or the candelabra primrose is a colorful addition to any garden. Pulverulenta is one of the so-called “candelabra” primroses as the deep to vivid reddish pink colored blooms are arranged in tiers on the tall flowering stems. This […]

Agapanthus ‘Blue Leap’
Gardening

Agapanthus ‘Blue Leap’

Agapanthus ‘Blue Leap’, Blue Leap Lily of the Nile, or just agapanthus is hardy and noted for its numerous, extra-large heads of medium-blue flowers. Petals possess a prominent midrib of white, resulting in a star-like effect when the plant is in bloom during the middle to late summer period. Stems can reach a height of 4 feet. ‘Blue Leap’ is a vigorous grower; it performs well in perennial borders, or as a cut flower. You should also consider this agapanthus as an excellent container plant in colder climates. Blue Leap is thought to be an open pollinated seedling of Agapanthus Midnight Blue.

‘Carry On': Why I stayed
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‘Carry On': Why I stayed

‘Carry On': Why I stayed is the story after the cameras stopped and the TV stations went home. This is the story of Dartanyon Crockett, Leroy Sutton, and former ESPN producer Lisa Fenn who formed an unlikely family and altered […]

Portrait Of An Artist… Michael DesRosiers
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Portrait Of An Artist… Michael DesRosiers

I think Michael DesRosiers would tell you that art is the transformation of imagination into something you can touch, smell, feel, or see. It can be pure joy or it can be as painful as passing a kidney stone. There […]

Pacific Northwest in Time-Lapse
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Pacific Northwest in Time-Lapse

Portland-based photographer John Eklund stitched together 260,000 pictures so you could see his world the way he sees it. Photo Search Google – Pictures of the Pacific Northwest Flickr –Pictures of the Pacific Northwest

Days Like This…
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Days Like This…

A day like this is how it starts, not necessarily how it ends. As complex as we make life it is really pretty simple…Get busy living, or get busy dying.  Jody chose to gather her real friends and “lean into […]

Climbing Hydrangea…Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Gardening

Climbing Hydrangea…Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris which you will hear more commonly referred to as climbing hydrangea (the Cadillac of vines) is a gorgeous, large, vigorous, sprawling, deciduous, woody vine that clings and climbs by twining and aerial rootlets, typically maturing over […]

Signs…Do You Remember Your First Love
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Signs…Do You Remember Your First Love

Signs…Do you remember your first love? Isn’t it the most amazing bit of memory that sits in your head? It was such a painfully awkward time, filled to the brim with so many firsts in your life, and so totally […]