Archive for March, 2009
I read today that Weyerhaeuser is closing the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection garden on April 2nd. It’s so sad that these majestic plants –some over 200 years old– will no longer be on display to the public. The Puget Sound Bonsai Association has some photos of these majestic little plants but they are really breathtaking in person. We will miss not being able to visit them occasionally. The good news is, so far, I’ve not heard anything about plans to close the adjacent Rhododendron Gardens.
Following last month’s closure of Denver’s Rocky Mountains News, Seattle lost one of city’s two dailies as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its last issue today after 146 years in business. As a news junkie, I’m saddened at the loss of these institutions.
I took half a day off with some of my Microsoft golf partners and we tackled the TPC Course at Snoqualmie Ridge. There was still snow in shady areas of the front nine so we played the back nine twice. I managed a satisfying 49-48, a huge improvement over the 60 I shot in October. Tees shots were very solid but putting on those professional greens is another realm of difficulty and I struggled with 42 putts.