Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 08 2012

New at Rosetta Stones: Moment of Silence

Memorial to the people killed in the May 18th, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Johnston Ridge Volcano Obervatory, Mount St. Helens, WA.

In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the May 18, 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Aug 08 2012

Mystery Flora: Red Bark, Red Heifer

Mystery Flora I

This isn’t a flower, but it’s still flora. Lockwood would like us to figure out what this sort of bushy tree thingie is. And I told him you guys would be completely capable.

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Aug 07 2012

Unidentified (non) Flying Dinosaur: Walking’s Fine, Thanks


Eskered has sent you a treat, my darlings: we haz a photo and a video! From New Zealand! And you know the UFDs are a little weird down there, not to mention some of them don’t even fly.

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Aug 06 2012

Prepare to Sin, My Children

Mount St. Helens with Silver Lake in the foreground. Taken from the visitors center at Silver Lake.

Envy is still one of the 7 deadly, and you are about to envy me lots. We did Mount St. Helens with Suzanne. The weather cooperated beautifully: a few wisps o’ clouds, nothing that even came close to obscuring the volcano. And I finally got that shot from Silver Lake I’ve been yearning for ever …

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Aug 05 2012

Sunday Song: Azam Ali

My metal cred is probably completely shot after all the showtunes, folk music, neoclassical operatic electronica, and such. Might as well stomp the last shards into powder by posting some Middle Eastern world music kinda thing. It won’t hurt. I promise.

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Aug 04 2012

You Are All Going to Hate Me Sooo Much

Mount St. Helens from Elk Rock Viewpoint.

So, I’ve just had a rather lovely day at Mount St. Helens. If you don’t click for the larger version, you’ll hate yourself more than you hate me right now, which is a lot. This is the view of Mount St. Helens from Elk Rock Viewpoint. In the center left, you’ll see Mount Adams peeking …

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Aug 04 2012

Mystery Flora: Hanging Round

Mystery Flower I

I can’t wait any longer. I should really be doing the spectacular flora atop Marys Peak, but I really adore the little orange delights I found at Al Borlin Park, so they’re going up. The park’s in Monroe, WA, along the Skykomish River. It’s dim and cool even on hot summer days, shaded by tall …

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Aug 03 2012

All You Seattle-Area Folks Wanna See a Summer Play, Right?

Most of us haven’t got air conditioning up here, and it’s going to be a hot weekend. You could do lots of stuff to cool down, but Burien Little Theatre has air conditioning, and this is opening weekend for Anna in the Tropics. What’s that, you ask? It’s this: A poignant and poetic play set …

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Aug 03 2012

Off to the Blast Zone

View of blast zone from Johnston Ridge, Mount St. Helens, WA. September 2011.

My intrepid companion and I are off to Mount St. Helens for the weekend. We’ve got a full dance card: quite a bit of hiking on Saturday, and taking Suzanne for her first look at the mountain on Sunday. This means I’ll have limited access to the intertoobz, and first-time commenters will be stuck in …

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Aug 02 2012

New at Rosetta Stones: The Final Prelude

Thank you for staying the course, my darlings. Your patience will soon be rewarded. Prelude to a Catastrophe is now complete. Wow, right? This has been one hell of a ride, and you all know it gets orders of magnitude more intense from here. You also may want to stock up on tissue and practice …

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