people – like my sister Blood!
places – like Sol Duc Hot Springs!
music – like Atreyu covering Faith No More’s Epic (from the Awesome Covers Vol. 1 – This Punk is Crunk!)
Pictures – like some my sis took? The whole album is over at Flickr – 2012 Olympic Peninsula Run
|My evil/better twin, Blood!|
And this one …
|Blood’s man Bob – he’s awesome too!|
And this one …
|Out on the Olympic Peninsula|
Of course this one:
|A short Bob|
is just Blood’s man Bob, leaning against the trunk of a tree. That was cut down about 100 years ago. Then buried under a lake’s waters. Turns out it has 400 rings to it’s age. Impressive?
|Blood taking 5 – next to a REALLY BIG TREE TRUNK!!!|
Of course, Blood pics a bigger trunk to lean against – she’s awesome!
She told me their awesome vacation story over a leisurely hour-long call the other night (her evenings = my late nights – it works out!). Her trip included being able to stroll along the lake bed and river bed where the Elwha river is being un-dammed. She had heard about the situation, and how 1 year after the first damn came down salmon had made it 25 miles upstream past their previous stopping point for the last century. She sounded excited about all the effort and work – both the research into the situation (contemporary damns have ‘fish ladders’ to help the spawning ebb and flow), the actual efforts they’ve made while trying to set up the next phases to be extra-useful – using the upper dam’s water flow to wash down the sediment that remains in the lower lake bed, stuff like that.
Oh, they also had sunny days in the Pacific Northwest – she said the moss was “dusty” – somehow I know the same feeling of ‘hey – that’s not what the postcard shows!?’, if only the complete opposite of her situation.
|Yr. Obdnt Svt., Death Valley – field of flowers; 2005|
Similarly awesome, yet completely different.
“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”