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Full Falls at Tumwater

Tumwater Falls was full from recent rains when we visited the other day. 

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Holiday Music at Pioneer

Pioneer Elementary does an annual performance for parents around the (unidentified, non-denominational) holidays. Here are two truly stunning performances by the second grade class that I’m sure you’ll treasure…. especially the star in the middle of the back row.

The Penguin Polka

Here is the same piece in a different format:

PenguinPolka

 

Frosty the Snowman

Alternate format: FrostyTheSnowman

 

Comin’ on to blow

We’re expecting some weather out here in the NW this weekend, and I thought I’d post a “we’re ok” message now.

Media reports were forecasting 30-40 mph winds last night but we didn’t see them in Olympia. We’ve got power and the boat is fine. They are forecasting 60 mph winds for Saturday evening – remnants of a pacific cyclone. We’ll see what develops.

If you’re curious, here is the weather station at our marina – the one I’ll be watching off and on tomorrow:

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KWAOLYMP151

I love open data – it’s the antidote to hype.

Here’s the station closest to our house – it’s about 15 blocks away

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KWAOLYMP73

And here’s one near Katy & John’s place in Seattle

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KWASEATT255