The weather was incredible today. There was a downpour, and the Sun came out, so there were rainbows in the sky for the peace vigil at Percival Landing. Those clouds were intense, if you saw them, maybe you would agree.
Here are some photos and video and a little more commentary:
Bang what you got! Whether it's pots and pans, or if you're a marching band, your instrument of choice. Saxophone? Sauzaphone? Trumpet? Trombone? Glockenspiel? Banjo? Drums? Symbals? Cowbell? Bang it! for peace! Great tunes, thanks to the Artesian Rumble Arkestra
A little of what the sky looked like with dark clouds contrasting with bright sunlight... at Percival Landing.
The scene looking Eastward from downtown at a few minutes before 7 pm Monday evening:
The sky looked eerie. Very dark clouds in the East constrasted with bright setting Sun in the West. The storm system seemed to move from about NNE to SSW. There was thunder.
The day before, on Sunday, there was a vigorous small hail downpour. At least one person reported damage to a skylight in the house where they live.
Wild spring weather. What do you think?
Full Moon Monday the 25th of February, McLane was abuzz, windy with clouds racing, waters flowing through beaver dam pond, and birdsong in the air. The forest took on a majestic glow after the sun had passed below the Western hill, when a large cloud came overhead and reflected sunlight back down into the valley.
Also includes photos from full Moon rise.
Activity on the pond, getting ready for spring. Maybe even some new-borns already?
Evening by the trail on the pond...windy at times, with ducks, red-wing blackbirds, even a Raven and an Owl.
This video is from before the rally got underway, it's just some unedited rough footage. Thanks to everyone who showed up for the rally, and thanks to everyone who worked to make it happen!
Pulling creosoted pilings, removal of toxic columns: reason to celebrate. More information about this in a recent article by John Dodge, in the Olympian newspaper: Budd relieved of creosote.
More information from the Port of Olympia, Multi-Partner Project will Remove Hundreds of Toxic Creosote Pilings from Budd Inlet Shores
Questions: why hasn't the creosote industry paid more for clean up? Why has the burden been thrust onto the public to pay majority costs for clean up? Is it proper for the public to subsidize private for profit business operations?