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About Larry's blog

THINGS I LOVE: Family, Friends, Photography and College Football. THINGS I LIKE: reading, sports,travel, straight shooters, sense of humor, hand-crafted beers, nature, golf, organization, my wife's cooking, the USA, movies of all types except sci-fi, blueberries, National Parks, music (especially light jazz)of all types except opera and rap, licorice, punctuality,woodworking, dogs and clean underwear.

Roche Harbor

On the northwest side of San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington State, is Roche Harbor.  The harbor is sheltered on three sides making it ideal for small pleasure craft.  Fishing, whale watching, artists and craftsman provide a resort-like … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Falls

One of Washington State’s most popular scenic attractions is Snoqualmie Falls.  Height of the falls is 270′.  Maybe it’s popular because it has easy access … and free. It was overcast, cold and drizzling the day I visited, but still … Continue reading

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Sunken Garden

Robert Buchart, pioneer in the growing cement industry, opened a limestone quarry in 1904.  As the limestone deposits depleted, Robert’s wife, Jennie, hauled in tons of topsoil from their nearby farm to plant flowers.  She was determined to turn the … Continue reading

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Breakfast

Waterfowl are plentiful on Sanibel Island off the Gulf coast of Florida.  I caught this Little Blue Heron near the shore of one of the many walking trails on the island. It was early morning but the sun was high … Continue reading

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Kelp

I’ve heard of kelp.  I know it grows in the ocean, commonly called seaweed, and is often used in Asian cuisine.  That’s about all I knew about kelp until I found this specimen on a rocky beach of San Juan … Continue reading

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San Juan Sunset

Happy Thanksgiving!  A scene like this makes me truly thankful for Mother Nature. This is actually a sunrise, but the moon implies a sunset.  It’s difficult for me to think of the moon in the early morning — a week … Continue reading

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Yoga

I was alone in the early morning, taking a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Michigan.  I heard the voice long before I saw it.  The voice was powerful, commanding, authoritative, demanding … everything I was trying to escape … Continue reading

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