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This is more (see previous blog entries) video from a couple weeks ago, when a crane barge was arriving. It's set to some music from YouTube, that was selected somwhat quite randomly, so please turn down the volume if it bugs ya. Hope you enjoy some of these shots. Thanks! Robert
(Passing this on from a neighbor in the Eastside Neighborhood Association)
Yesterday was the official beginning of swarm season in our neighborhood.
A bee swarm is the natural reproductive process that honeybees go through. The bees gorge themselves on honey, leave the hive for a temporary resting place, while scouting bees look for a new home. Their natural hive is an empty tree, but they have been known to hive themselves in all kinds of places.
Honeybee swarms are terrifying to most people. But counter to conventional wisdom, swarming is a time when bees are the least aggressive. With no home to protect and their bellies full of honey (which makes it difficult for them to project their stingers), they are almost peaceable. However the honey they consumed will last them no more than three days and less depending on the weather. 70% of all swarms die because they are unable to find a suitable home.
Tacoma Rail engines carry proppants for oil fracking operations, from Port of Olympia, to the Bakken Region of Montana and North Dakota
Almost all of these photos are from around Budd Bay. There has been a lot of traffic and other activity at the port. In this set of photos are images of the new ship Inland Sea arriving (also video of that below,) the Corella Arrow arriving, unloading bagged ceramic proppants (destined for the Bakken Region oil fracking operations of ND and MT,) and departing. Also the Atlantic Burnet log carrier departing at night.
From today's inbox:
The rabble-rousing spirit of beloved protest singer Pete Seeger lives on -- and this April, renowned labor singer Anne Feeney and riot-folk troubadour Evan Greer are out to prove it. Audiences who attend the multi-generational “Carry it On” tour will learn to expect the unexpected during high energy concerts that feature music ranging from Irish ballads to union singalongs to political punk anthems. Greer and Feeney have both shared stages multiple times with Pete Seeger. Together they will carry on Pete’s legacy - harnessing the power of music for revolutionary social change, and making it irresistible for audiences to join in and sing along. They will be in Olympia April 16th; 7pm @ the Davis Williams Building; 906 S. Columbia St., Suite 330; Price: Donation; Phone: 206-254-4908.
The Carry it On Tour features Anne’s bottomless backpack of hellraising songs, given new energy by Evan's skillful accompaniment on a veritable arsenal of acoustic instruments. Greer's catchy and original folk-punk anthems shine with the addition of Anne's soaring harmony vocals. The two have been touring together for more than a decade -- since Evan was just a teenager -- and their dynamic stage performance, which ranges from hilarious to serious, will instantly and permanently change the opinion of anyone who has ever thought that political music has to be boring.
Author Maria Mudd Ruth will give a slide presentation on the topics in her book, "Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet," a just-reissued account of her adventures with an endangered seabird. A Q&A will follow. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Event held at the Tumwater Timberland Library.