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Stan & Joyce Orchard

Trying to figure it out since 1975.
Seattle | Hobart

Quiet Day At Work

Quiet Day At Work

For the first time in many years, Pacific Science Center is closed during the week. Every Monday-Tuesday through spring with the exception of holidays and school break periods. The ducks and other critters are wondering what’s going on.

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Velvet Antlers

Velvet Antlers

Never tire of watching the cycle each year. Fuzzy when they first appear, velvet in summer, sharp and menacing come fall, ragged and spent when they drop in late winter/early spring, hopefully landing somewhere we can find them.

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Bundle of Bunnies

Bundle of Bunnies

At least three or four in there. When I first found them they all would have fit in my hand. A week later they’re outgrowing their little home and moving out.

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Kleim’s Hardy Gardenia

Kleim’s Hardy Gardenia

Never heard of these before a trip to Flower World late this winter. Amazed they’re blooming and have the great gardenia fragrance. Not real strong, but still.

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The Powerful Spoken Word

The Powerful Spoken Word

I’ve been saying this since the early 90s and it seems as valid today as then: this is the Golden Age for communicators. Anyone who can speak, write, and/or do anything with images. This new report on the state of podcasting seems to support my assertion.

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Bring On Winter

Bring On Winter

Here we are in a sweltering mid-May and our grandson and I have next season’s firewood in and ready to burn. After the February we endured, not sure why this feel so good.

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Survivor

Survivor

We’ve almost forgotten the miserable month of February. I thought for sure we’d lost this lupine to all the snow and ice. But in some new soil and pot and she looks pretty good.

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First Radishes

First Radishes

We’ve been eating spinach from our little garden for a few weeks now, but this morning we picked our first radishes. Such a simple thing, yet awesome at the same time. #gardening

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Moon + Saturn

Moon + Saturn

Moon + Saturn – Saturn is in conjunction with the moon right now, though you can’t see it in this photo. That’s Jupiter off to the west trying to steal the show.

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So Long, Ichiro

So Long, Ichiro

Got to hear him take his final bow live from Tokyo in a rare early morning game. As the sun was setting on his career, the moon was setting over the arches. Yes, tears were shed.

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