Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Eve Caroling at Cannon Hill Park!

Originally uploaded by Griffith Family.
A couple hundred folks gather every Christmas Eve to carol. I believe this has been a tradition since the 1940s.

Friday, December 08, 2006

U-Pick Apples and the New World Order!

This from picking apples in Green Bluff. On the edge of Jonathan Apples at "Hidden Acres" Orchards looms this tower. Guard tower? Deer hunting platform? Interplanetary docking port? "Hidden Acres"? Sounds like a good name for a covert operation of any kind. And why were those guys selling cocoa and hot cider wearing flourescent orange coveralls anyway? Not to mention all the microfilm we've found in the macintosh cores...

Friday, June 23, 2006

Bernard St. Tree Removal...

As many of you know, I try not to make this blog too political. But, I received this e-mail today, and wanted to share it with you:

Greetings all!

Here is a link to a guest editorial in the Inlander written by the Mayor regarding the Bernard Street project. He still seems to think this is about trees when it is about the law and the comprehensive plan. Please let him know how you feel about his position. Let him know how you plant to vote the next time a Street Bond proposition is on the ballot. If you are so inclined, write a letter to the Inlander and copy to the Mayor.

link to editorial:
Inlander letters to the Editor:
Mayor's email address:


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New bike dealio

Pretty much ditched my car for a bike, a few months ago. Started researching ways to carry more stuff. The XtraCycle Free Radical attaches to the back of your bike where your rear wheel used to be. Then you take your rear wheel and attach it to the Free Radical. If you want to see more about this, you can click on the link in the title.

As you can see from the picture, you can load it up with a lot of groceries- up to 200 pounds worth! Recently met a Spokane family that has had one of these for years, and swears by them.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Concrete proof of the Loch Ness Monster or dragons, or something...

This was a very large delivery made to our neighbor's house, the other day. Unfortunately, it's not going in the front yard.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Mister Yuke's Swan Song

Well, all the swans have now been killed in Manito Park. And we look forward to another summer of broken beer bottles, torn up lawns, destroyed trees and other acts of vandalism by little a**holes. What to do...

I know that violence is not the answer, but it is fun to dream.

Perhaps, this could be the beginning of a new superhero. "A spokane parks arborist breaks through the ice at Manito Pond. No one hears his pleas for help. He emerges from the pond, with duckpond water-filled lungs and axe still in hand, and a mission..."

The Axeman! Click the title above to hear the song (by Mister Yuke).

Thanks to FLICKR and Special P for the swan photo.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

This house really says it all!

The paint is peeling, but the pride is there. These colors don't run, even though they might want to.