We drove to Bellingham a day or two following the storm & devastation was widespread. My dad remarked, I remember, that it reminded him of the Battle of Luzon. I was then a small child & while I had heard my dad's WWII stories he had never before mentioned battle or combat. I would read years later that a typhoon struck soon after the landing at Luzon.
It was the greatest storm in my life. As memorable as hearing Mt. St. Helens explode (250 miles distant) & its ashfall aftermath; the Touchet River Flood of 1996. I've always slept through (small) earthquakes.
Spring temps have jumped quickly into summer ranges. Today is to reach 80º with more next week.
The previous two years, 2014 & 2015, the lilacs were heavy with blooms. This year many lilacs have far fewer & many are very small. Yard projects in the neighborhood, plastic Flamingo reserve. &c
"a tension between the impulse to defer to corrections officers and the duty to care for inmates."
A very sad well-sourced article to recommend.
Temperatures today will reach into the low 70ºs F. It's been clear all week. The aviary pond is filled. Mowed yard several times. Container gardening.
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