Archive for January, 2012

An Evening of Horses

The fascinating Cavalia show made a return visit to our area and we made a night of it.  We bought tickets that included a nice pre-show buffet with wine and a post-performance visit to the stables.  We had seen the show several years ago but it’s still quite an event.  The horses, of course, are wondrous by themselves: amazingly beautiful, graceful and powerful creatures.  The trainers, riders and acrobats are equally impressive.  The walk through the stables was a disappointment: visitors aren’t allowed to touch the horses who were clearly focused on their post-show meal anyway.


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Ice Storm

What a day!  A nearly one-inch glaze has covered everything overnight.  It’s beautiful but is proving very damaging to many of our trees and shrubs.  Beginning last night we could hear periodic sounds of crack!-thud! as scores of branches and tree tops cascaded to the ground under the enormous weight of the ice.  As I went out this morning to survey the damage I snapped some photos of the delicate dried stems and buds surrounded by their crystalline coating.

Ice-coated Echinacea

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Golf Mysteries

I’ll never understand golf.  I put in 90 minutes of practice yesterday and felt pretty good heading out for an early round this morning.  With the strangely mild weather things were pretty busy so I started on the back nine at Mt. Si.  What a debacle.  Fat shots, topped shots, push to the right, missed three-foot putt!  I was 10 over par through seven holes.  Then on the challenging par-three 17th I knocked a 7 wood to within 9 feet and holed the putt for a birdie. I made a ten foot putt to par number 18, then lasered a 9 iron to three feet on number 1 for a tap in birdie. I ended up playing the last eleven holes in even par with just 14 putts, one of the best stretches of golf ever for me.

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