Good way to spot fish or trouble.
|Bald Eagle keeps watch over Duck Island at Seattle's|
|A fabulous "Double-rainbow" was electrifying entertainment today|
at Greenlake. Every color was visible in the "Rainbow Color Order",
|Afternoon sunbreak lights up Duck Island and shoreline|
|Unknown spider seen at Kubota|
ph credit - Michael Oxman
A checklist is presented of 760 spider species currently known from Washington State; 393 are first verifiable records from Washington, 14 are first records from the United States, and 4 are first records from North America.
|Two Ducks at Beaver Pond Natural Area|
Ph Credit - Bob Barta
|Holiday promotion page from Chico Bag site|
(no - I do not work for Chico Bag)
|My broom closet FULL of beautiful, reusable bags!|
|Mysterious Red Duck nesting on Duck Island|
|All the other ducks are heading the other direction?|
(Aratinga wagleri)Scarlet-fronted parakeets, courtesy Dennis Paulson
The parakeets, while a semi-tropical species, seem to find the habitat in Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood good habitat. Apparently, they've also frequented the Seward Park area.Lynda emails that Maple Leaf’s resident Scarlet-fronted parakeets returned on Monday.“I heard and then saw three of our Scarlet-fronted parakeets flying over my yard at 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 90th Street about 9:30 this morning.“Why any bird would want to migrate for the winter to the north and higher elevation (from Seward Park) I don’t know, but I’m glad they still are around to do it.”
A record-setting third quarter is in the books, with the U.S. installing 449 megawatts of PV, more than the U.S. installed in all of 2009. The total solar installed this year in the U.S. is already over one gigawatt, according to a recent report by SEIA® and GTM Research. The 2010 U.S. total was 887 megawatts.
Well, in addition to the good news from the SEIA and GTM Research, the report cautions that "the U.S. solar market faces substantial market uncertainty with financing and political risks, including the looming expiration of Section 1603 Treasury Program."But, in general it sure sounds like a hopeful sign to have such a significant increase in solar installations.
|Walking south towards the bathouse. Winter sunshine is|
|Bright and almost blinding sunshine make it a|
happy habitat for some Hooded Merganzers.
|Vintage, hand colored postcard labeled Greenlake. |
|Famous fishing dock at NE side of Greenlake|
|Hooded Merganser makes her way across the cold waters, as|
seen from the East side near pool
|Melinda Wellsandt in her home based gallery|
It's worth a trip to Colombia City, (a beautiful, historic neighborhood in South Seattle) to support a local artisan and find unique gifts for your holiday list.This is a reminder that the last day of my holiday shows is this Sunday, Dec. 11th, from 10 am until 3 pm. Last week I had shoulder-to-shoulder shoppers around the bargain areas, and people went home after sipping, nibbling, and visiting with bags of lovely things. THIS Sunday there will be even lower prices on most of the pieces so even if you came last Sunday you may want to swing by again... just sayin'!
|Upper Pond on Paramount Park's Nature Trail|
|Lower Pond has different characteristics|
|Reflections are one special bonus from the ponds,|
but they serve many important purposes, including habitat
water retention, water quality and so much more
|Just north of the trail towards the ponds is another natural wetland|
area that hosts numerous old stumps and "snags". These are essential
elements of a really healthy wetland. Dead wood provides valuable
|Sun sparkles through the fall canopy|
|Huge double Cottonwood dominates the|
center of Paramount Park
|Gerry Pollett and volunteers get ready for last night's meeting'|
or 46th District Democrats
|Gerry Pollett with Sen David Frockt, Rep Phyllis Guiteirrez-Kenney|
and his young son after being selected by the majority of Democratic PCO's in 46th Leg District
|105 PCO's lined up to register for the process at the 46th Dist meeting|
|Javier Valdez (center) and Sylvester Cann|
and KC Dem Delegate exchange greetings.
In the final count, Cann and Valdez came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
|Tony Provine, Non-profit activist|
|Candidate, Sarajane Seigfriedt, longtime KC Dems|
volunteer and lobbiest with supporter
|Dusty Hoerler, Labor Activist|
|Gabe Meyer, former Muni-Leage Chair|
|Renee Murry, Greenwood activist and candidate|