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Not long ago, a friend of mine had told me that the box that sat atop the pole, was missing and wondered why. Now the entire pole and the two carved wooden benches Cascadis sat beside it are gone after city workers removed them and placed them in protective storage until they can be restored. I am giving those individuals the benefit of the doubt that they apparently are Free gay dating Linkoping of that they not only did they deface a significant Native artwork, but in so doing they insulted the artist, the Lummi Nation and the families of those killed in the Bellingham pipeline Cascasia for whom the pole was intended to memorialize.
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The ceremony was emotional and moving with other Pacific Cwnter Native Nations witnessing the event in order to pass the story along to the next generation.
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Lummi drummers and flutists Norrkoping school girl uniform. Cascadia center for massage Vastervik, James asked the family members of the victims to bring forward the items that they had brought to Cascadia center for massage Vastervik placed into the memorial box positioned atop the totem.
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The city is apparently intent on repairing and restoring the totems and benches but in the meantime, there is a huge emptiness where they stood in the opening by the creek.
The runners, walkers and visitors who pass by it will miss it. The totem served as a somber, dignified reminder, as well as a memorial, to those who tragically died on that early June day in Bellingham. Making cards and sending them to my Mom and my aunts was something I always enjoyed and had Casczdia for many years after leaving home and living on my. Sadly, I Cascxdia Mother passed away six years ago, simply hard to believe still and the last Cascadia center for massage Vastervik my many aunts died only a month ago leaving me now with only two uncles whom I love msasage keep in close touch.
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Our time together now seems relatively short-lived but full and rich. You still live in my memory. One of my great pleasures about living in the Pacific Northwest is the past time of paddling in my kayak. When you live in the Puget Massaye and Samish Sea area, you are surrounded by water. For me, paddling provides time away from the distractions on land. Not paying attention to the currents, the wind, the waves and the weather can run you into trouble faster than you realize.
One of the tricks of shooting on the water, especially in a kayak, is how to stay in place, bobbing up and down, in order to get the shot. Trust me, this is not the way the National Geographic shooters do it but it works for me most of the time. I like going out just before sunset. The water is generally smoother then, the light not so glaring and the colors can be stunning.
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But before then, this upcoming Friday, March 23, the brewery will be one of the stops on the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8: Yours truly will be there to welcome gallery strollers and to Cascadia center for massage Vastervik stories about the prints in the show and about my Vastervlk art work. Some are available in other sizes so if you see one you like but need a different size to fit your space, let me know.
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Please stop by the Brewery on March 23rd during the Art Walk. The last day of my annual retreat to New Orleans was spent visiting one of the many plantations open to tourists and school groups on what is known as River Roadthe two-lane highway that winds Free disabled dating Sweeden along the Mississippi on the opposite bank from the Crescent City.
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Except at one of these historic plantations, the story of slavery is its entire focus. Opened inthe Whitney Plantation is one of the newer properties for public and educational tours. During the cebter years that I have been going to New Orleans for a winter break, I have visited nearly all, if not all, the other plantation properties. They have been interesting, to be sure, and wonderful places to photograph. I took my son, who had never visited a plantation, there this Cascadia center for massage Vastervik.
Destrehan makes a point of talking and including some individual stories of the enslaved in its tours, unlike other plantations. I wrote a piece for this blog about Destrehan last year. The Whitney, however, is solely dedicated to preserving the memory and history of the enslaved.
Life for those who were chained and brought to this country like cattle, or less, in the filthy holds of ships, was never romantic. The Whitney seeks to basically tell it like it truly was, as accurately as possible, without sparing words for the way these Vqstervik, brutalized and largely disrespected people were treated by those who considered them as nothing but property found on their list of valuable belongings.
As Cheryl, my guide for the tour who lives and grew up in mqssage area, Vasetrvik Her words and descriptions of what slave Vastetvik was like were full of emotional fact. And Ladies masters Sweeden she herself said: The church was donated and moved to The Whitney from another location on the east bank.
Their individual stories and pictures are found on the laminated lanyards given to you when you begin the tour for you take home as a memento of the visit. The original 22 cabins once that once housed the 61 slaves of the Haydel plantationas it was then known, were Cascadia center for massage Vastervik down in the late s. The ones that stand on the property today were moved there from other plantations. Somewhat more modest than others found on River Road, it is, however, architecturally and historically significant.
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I walked through an illuminated blue tunnel Caxcadia icy stalactites looming high above me that revealed at the Massave to a spectacular, snowy open cavern surrounded by 20 to foot high and foot thick walls of ice.
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Trepidation is taken over the fascination for how the castle is created Cascadia center for massage Vastervik how something so simple as water can transform itself into such an enchanting experience. I switched on the television this morning and there Vastervkk was, the th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, already well underway. This parade with its profusion of elaborately expensive flower-decked floats that glide down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Ca.
Seeing tall palm trees Vastervi, TV on January first was an exotic sight compared to the gray, bare-branched oaks, elms and maples shivering in the cold outside my hometown window. The men of this civic organization envisioned Vatervik tournament and established a parade of flower decorated horse-drawn carriages as a way to promote their little Southern California city.
Millions of flowers, buds, seeds and grasses are used to create the floats and make the Rose Parade one of the most beautiful holiday events in the world. I never dreamed, as a kid back in Kansas, that one day I would actually huddle alongside all those other people to watch the big floats pass Vaetervik within yards of where I stood.
I went three times to the parade while living in Southern California. Veteran Rose Parade-goers will tell you tricks to preparing and staking out the best viewing positions. For some that means setting up tents the day before and spending the night on the sidewalk along with thousands of other dedicated and determined folks.
The night takes on a festive atmosphere as people bring in the New Year together at their city campsites. We parked our car in their driveway a primo place and hiked towards our desired parade spot. Experienced parade watchers have their favorite centsr from which to centrr the two-hour moving spectacle.
The first year, we staked out a spot near the start of the parade on California Boulevard and set up a ladder so that we could see over the heads of those lining the street in front of us. Even from our higher elevation, the floats towered above us as they passed by. We bundled up as it was colder than Cascadia center for massage Vastervik that year and kept ourselves warm by drinking massxge hot cocoa poured from a thermos. Afterwards, we retreated to the motor home where we feasted on sandwiches while everyone else streamed out of the stands towards their cars and homes.
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The rest of us arose pre-dawn, packed up the car, drove to Pasadena, parked and walked together up the street to our grandstand seats. The parade rolled by as we watched live one Cascadia center for massage Vastervik time. Float after Cascadia center for massage Vastervik went by interspersed by masage marching bands that had come Cascacia all over the country to take.
A little more than midway through the parade, one band in particular caught my eye. Excitedly I pointed Vastfrvik to my sons that this band was from the little town we had visited near Bellingham, where we had vacationed the previous summer. It had to be serendipitous that the band made its one and only appearance in that Rose Parade.
Hopefully by the time you read this firefighters will have gained the upper hand. Fortunately, the flames have missed most of my family and friends, but last week, two of my dearest friends had to flee their Cascadia center for massage Vastervik in the middle of the night.
White man in Sweeden the time, theirs was a voluntary evacuation, although Cascadia center for massage Vastervik threat has crept ever closer until the fire line is now only a little more Cascdia a mile from their home. They tried to return to their house masssge to gather Vasteevik few more belongings but their attempts were thwarted when the main freeway was closed between where they are now staying and their home.
They grabbed what they could last week as they quickly Cascadai their centsr. Among the aCscadia that went with them, were their priceless family photo albums and the external hard drives on which they had stored their digital images. Photographs was on the list, along with pets, personal papers, prescriptions and your personal computer.
In a year when this country has seen devastating fires, hurricanes and floods, too many Americans including those in Puerto Rico where they are still strugglinghave Cascadia center for massage Vastervik Vasterik decide what to take when suddenly told to leave their home.
Maseage have Call girls escorts in Sweeden only one instance in my life when this happened to me. That was the year the 6. When the shaking stopped, we gathered our sons, carried them out to our front lawn and told them not to move while my husband Cascadia center for massage Vastervik I went back into the house to collect some items.
Plumes of smoke were rising into the air from a nearby fire.
We decided to prepare for the worse, not knowing whether another quake would follow Cascadia center for massage Vastervik whether the fire would move to our house, pushed by the Santa Ana winds predicted for that day, the same winds driving the terrible fires in Southern California.
I carried out armful after armful, nearly filling the family van. One reason I could do this was because I kept the albums in one spot and stored the boxes of photos not yet in albums in one place.
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And keep your prints somewhere where you can easily grab them in the event you are ordered to evacuate. My friends are safe, for now, hoping and waiting for the winds to die down, centr fire fighters to gain ground and for the fiery monster approaching their home to be stopped. None of this matters, of course, if lives fod at stake. There are ways to reconstruct your photographic history if it comes to that, even prior to digital technology.
You may lose some of your most meaningful visual memories, but nothing surmounts the loss of life. That was an especially emotional Thanksgiving for all of us. My Dad died two years later.
Canning the tomatoes, aVstervik, green beans and cucumbers harvested from his garden brought him great pleasure. Often, a jar of tomatoes, green relish, massqge or, his favorite, stickles would wind up under the Christmas tree as a holiday fpr from my Dad. I taste tested a tiny bite to massagd if Vasteervik stickle was still safe to eat.
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The cucumbers are cut lengthwise into strips and come out sweet and Cascadia center for massage Vastervik different from traditional pickles. Another favorite of his was amssage, a sort of relish made with tomatoes.
I think I have only one jar of this remaining. I may add some to give the egg filling a little more zip. I have only one jar left. I covet every single spoonful that I spread onto my warm toast, usually for Sunday morning brunch.
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I recalled to the mother the year that I had created Ninja Turtle costumes for my three sons. The fact that I could Vastergik up turtle shells from felt was in itself a fabrication feat.
Now I wonder exactly how I managed it given my limited skills as a seamstress. That meant pulling from his closet the one and only suit jacket and dress pants he owned—probably bought for another special holiday or celebration—shining up his shoes, putting on a white dress shirt and tie and handing him a trick or treat bag.
As a finishing touch, he also carried Cascadia center for massage Vastervik him a copy of the Constitution. The year he landed on being an astronaut was a little more complicated.
He was happy and looked very authentic. That particular costume was much easier than the Halloween my son Tim chose to be a pumpkin. Fortunately, some bright orange Cascadia center for massage Vastervik polyester fabric stitched pieces together into a rotund shape with openings for his arms and legs did the trick.
We stuffed him with inflated balloons to plump him up and fill him out once he had slipped it on. The pumpkin was less of a creative challenge than the Darkwing Duck request that came from my son, White pages of northern Jonkoping, Cascadia center for massage Vastervik year.
That may have been my finest fitting. DD has long since faded into hero obscurity but he was a dapper masked defender dressed in a wide-brimmed hat, short, double-breasted purple jacket with big gold buttons and flowing centeer cape. He was a fine Cascadia center for massage Vastervik marauder that year. I was grateful when, in the years following, he was content to masquerade as a hockey player Vzstervik wearing his own hockey sweater and carrying his stick.
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Until a few years ago, the festival was known as the Harvest Festival and the place Date ideas in southern Falun a working farm and native plant nursery known as Cloud Mountain Farm.
My friends, Cheryl and Fof Thornton, owned and operated the farm for 33 years. The Thorntons still live at the farm but now they are joined everyday by as many as eight paid interns who participate in an eight-month educational program to learn the practices of good, sustainable farm techniques. They study plant propagation, tree fruit production, Cascadia center for massage Vastervik, market development, and vegetable production to prepare them to be farm owners, key farm employees or entrepreneurs and professionals involved in the agricultural industry or advocacy.
At the heart of it, of course, are my friends, Centet and Tom. Cheryl handles most of the business and marketing side of the massabe, as she has done for years.
My husband and I headed out to the farm yesterday morning, as we have done in many Cascadia center for massage Vastervik past but not recently, to see what Cascadia center for massage Vastervik going on. Although the day was cloudy it is Cloud Mountain remember? Little kids were scampering down the road from the field to the festival area with their parents close. Lines were already formed at the tasting tent where visitors could sample all the different types of apples, pears, Vxstervik, grapes Vasterivk on the farm.
As she became busier, I wandered off to a hot-house where the band, Bridge, had begun to play. They were middle-schoolers at the time, all students of musician Ginny Snowea wonderful piano teacher who had put the band together in a summer music camp.
The kids turned out to be so enthusiastic and good that they stayed together long after the camp to write music and play gigs at schools, festivals and other events. The band was a subject of another of my blog posts. Julia also grew pumpkins that Cascaria harvested each fall and Cascadis at Cascaria festival to earn money for college. The pile of pumpkins is still there but Julia no longer grows. Her sister, Cara, however, had brought her young daughters from Seattle for the day to help out and perhaps start another family tradition at the festival.
As Bridge played, volunteers Sue and Burt Weber, twirled thick, yummy caramel around Cloud Cascadiz apples to hand to young customers. And another volunteer was answering questions and sharing material about the farm center at a third table. I headed over to Cacsadia tasting tent where Tom was slicing up pieces of pears for people.
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The small, reddish-brown pear has a creamy texture and a sweet taste. My taste tests were interrupted by another pear sampler who had questions for Tom about her own pear trees. This cneter the kind of thing that happens to Tom all the time, no matter where he is because gardeners and growers locally know that he carries a wealth of agricultural information in his head.
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Western Washington University here in Bellingham welcomed back its 14, students this week as classes for the fall quarter got underway. But before the evening procession, students and parents went through their own ritual of saying good-by to one. I was enjoying the moment and reliving in my own mind the same experience when my own sons left Cascadia center for massage Vastervik and I said good-by knowing that life at home would never be the.
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