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Traffic Stopper June 21, 2016

Filed under: Cats,Field Mice,Katerina,Raccoons — Janet @ 10:23 pm

Coming home today on 65th, a major road near Ballard High School, traffic came to a standstill to let what looked like a family of baby racoons scamper across the road.

baby racoon  I wonder

Then I came on home and was told there was an alien creature outside our bedroom window.

Poor wee mousieIMG_0419

When the cat returned she wondered where her lunch had disappeared to.

So she decided to chase a butterfly.

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On The Road Again

Filed under: Bicycling,Cycling — Janet @ 3:53 pm

The Seattle Randonneurs are on the road again for Day 4, the final day of their 1200K ride.  Only 125 miles today to finish in Mt. Vernon.  The photos below are from Day 3.  Oh how I wish I were X years younger and able to actively participate in this sport.  Oh well I get lots of vicarious pleasure from following my son and his friends and I don’t get wet and cold.

Dry Falls

Mazama country inn Day 3

 

Quintessentially English

Filed under: Artists,Cricket,Paintings — Janet @ 2:54 pm

Marylebone cricket clubPortrait of gentlemen gathered outside the Marleybone Cricket Club at Lords – including W G Grace, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII)

Artist Henry Barraud

 

Midsummer Spells to You

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:36 am

Yellingrosa Weblog

In Finland Midsummer, 24.6.2016, is the biggest festival day of the year. It is the celebration of the summer solstice when Finns spend time with friends and/or family at summer cottages away from the cities. The Midsummer traditions come from the pagan era even though many of Finns either know them well. For example the bonfire was the gift to Ukko ylijumala (a Finnish God of Thunder) and the flames kept also the evil spirits away. The Midsummer Eve and Night is time to perform magic spells which normally revolve around love. You can for example hide wild flowers under your pillow in the hope of catching a glimpse of your future husband in a dream.

Here I give you some links which can give more information about our Midsummer:
http://depressingfinland.tumblr.com/post/89339236813/its-midsummer-the-long-weekend-when-almost-every
This White-Night –Magic video has an English commentary. It show the spells that young girls did in past. I…

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