Archive for January, 2012
An Evening of Horses
Posted by nbdog in Entertainment on 31-Jan-2012
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.
- Jenny Block: “Cavalia”: This Show’s Not Horsing Around (huffingtonpost.com)
- ‘Cavalia’ canters in to Marymoor Park (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Slide Show: Stars of Cavalia Thunder into Marymoor (bizjournals.com)
Posted by nbdog in Around the house, Weather on 19-Jan-2012
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.
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.