Archive for June 19th, 2015

19
Jun
15

Pop the Cork…

This prolific rose, Pop the Cork, fascinates me to no end with the evolving colors from bud to petal dropping finish. Truly one of my favorites in our garden.

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19
Jun
15

Fishing: Recycling your waders….

Saw this idea at Deneki Outdoors & Epic Angling where one takes your leaking (can’t salvage them) boot foot/stocking foot waders and cut off the neoprene boots. Now you have an industrial strength set of rain pants/bibs that while worn with rubber boots will out do any typical pair of bibs. Great idea. I have an old pair of Simms Guides that will soon fall into this category.

recycle-waders

Photo @ Epic Angling

19
Jun
15

Montlake Cut in Seattle, Washington

This past week, while in Seattle, we took one of those two hour tours, which turned out safer than for the Gilligan Island crew. We traveled from Union Bay over to Lake Washington and back on a sunny, breezy day, taking in the sites. Part of that boat excursion was to travel along the Montlake Cut. I am posting a few photos of the outing and showing some old, historical photos via the very informative DorpatSherrardLomont historical site.

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The two bottom, historical images are courtesy of Dorpat~Sherrard~Lomont WP blog. A lovely resources for Seattle history, and in particular the Montlake Cut

19
Jun
15

Rise & Fall by Minoru Yamasaki

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On a recent trip up to Seattle, Washington, I came upon the Rainier Tower (1977) with its unique base. A little research revealed the unique structure was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, a Seattle native and the principle designer of the World Trade Center (1970). Further, I learned the Rainier Tower and the surrounding structures are scheduled for demolition and a planned for new high rise will replace the Rainier Tower with its unique base.

Good News Clarification via Valerie Bunn: “I think you have misread the news article. Note that a new tower is planned to be built alongside of the present tower, not replacing it. If you look at the block from the 5th Avenue side you will see a low-rise building called Rainier Square, and that is the one scheduled to be demolished.”

Rainier Tower, base, Seattle, SwittersB




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