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Longbranch lose power after truck plows into power pole

As a warm breeze blew through Longbranch, my lovely bride and I sat on our deck waiting for the power to turn back on.

The goofy golden doodle and the sturdy porti, her new boy toy, slumbered on the weathered cedar planks as the promised sunshine beat down on their hairy backs. 335 more words

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Herron Island in Case Inlet (Pierce County, Washington).


The view from the mainland


Low tide at South Beach

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Key Peninsula Horse Show Gives Kids A Ride of Confidence

NevAeh Baker tugged tightly on the rope that kept her horse Cookie by her side.

Her eyes intently focused on the judge from across a well-groomed riding pen on a Key Peninsula farm, NevAeh nervously waited for her turn to show off her project. 862 more words

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Taylor Shellfish oyster barge

Taylor Shellfish oyster barge, Case Inlet, Washington.

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Snow finally falls over Drayton Passage

I love the snow.

The big flaky kind that lazily float down and land on your nose like a wet kiss.

Watching snow fall over conifer trees conjures up for me chapters from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House in the Big Woods” — a childhood favorite of mine read in the heat and humidity of a tropical island. 181 more words

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Sun closest to Earth on this cold winter day

Frost is crawling up the cedar planks on our deck, our sun deserted us a few ticks before the 5 o’clock news yesterday, and it is downright gloomy on the second day of the year. 257 more words

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Cold, clear morning in Longbranch mean icy conditions

I feared the worst on my commute this morning.

Temperatures had dropped to the low 30s overnight, and with clear skies, I knew that meant icy conditions. 130 more words

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