Thursday, July 28, 2011

Snowball's chance in Paradise

A snowball's chance in Paradise was extremely good yesterday, it's the wildflowers that are having a hard time.  Just look at this picture of Mount Rainier David took at noon yesterday.

Mount Rainier at the end of July

Can't see a mountain?  You can't see wildflowers either.  This was taken from the parking lot at Paradise, and these are the meadows that are usually full of wildflowers by this time.  And it wasn't even 50 degrees!  There were a few flowers, of course, confined to the narrow margins between snow and parking lot.  We saw sapphire lupine, bistort, a few heathers, pearly everlasting that was just beginning to flower, and one lonely ragged avalanche lily.
This year's wildflower "meadows"

I am, of course, exaggerating for effect.  There's this meadow, for instance.

At least we had a good breakfast at Longmire. Mmmm! I do love their breakfasts.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Old sewing books

Dresmaking made easy

I've added a lot of "new" books lately my lists of old books (see top of page).  Take a look!