Ghost Hour

the ghost of Hohls Feed Store..

In these first transitional hours from old to new year…I’d like to remember our downtown beloved feed store that we lost to fire in 2019. The folks & the store are dearly missed!! May 2020 bring us all renewal!! Thanks for flyin’ by! bb >*<

Multi-clouds & Acid Ball

acid ball w/ clouds

Two distinct layers of cloud color served as a great backdrop for ‘acid ball’ last Sunday on my way to SeaFeast. Here’s two views. Thanks for rollin’ by today! bb >*<

Summer Scene

sunset @ WWU

Took this phone shot from the city bus and through window. Amazing that it came out like this. Thanks for ridin’ by today! bb >*<

Are you listening to your bees?

Help the bees!!

Bad Beekeeping Blog

Experienced beekeepers approach their hives as one might enter a church or temple. With quiet respect. Once there, we listen. That’s an important part of our role.  The listening beekeeper knows in an instant if the colony is queenless or has been defending against marauders (wasps, skunks, robber bees). From sound alone, I can’t tell if the hive will be swarming soon or if it is overrun by mites or disease. But some scientists think the information is there, in the air, audible cries of distress or joy produced by the hive.

If we could listen to a thousand hives a day, remember the pitch and rhythm, and relate that to the health and demeanour of similar hives embedded in our memory from our past experiences, we might know a lot more about our hive. This is a project that Jerry Bromenshenk, David Firth, and their associates have spent years…

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Orange Friday

‘orange friday’

A new public seating space appeared this spring! Thanks for strollin’ by!! bb >*<

6 am m00n

‘m00n & birdie’

The moon was close to passing our local meridian when I took this phone pic..and set at 10:42 am today. I was only half awake then.. haha. Thanks for flyin’ by! bb >*<

Moon &amp; birdie

Ferry Ride

‘view from the ferry’

Heading to Kingston on the Edmonds ferry. It was a most beautiful day for the ride!! Thanks for swimmin’ by! bb >*<

Trees in the City

‘city trees’
I give great thanks each day for all the city dwellers! Thanks for swingin’ by! bb >*<

March 5th sunset

‘march 5th sunset’

The ‘backlit digesters’ … monuments of time. Thanks for swingin’ by today. bb <*>

snow time

‘snow time 2.11’
It’s still snowing…here’s downtown this evening. Thanks for sleddin’ by today! bb >*<