Road Work On Sims Way

Worker filling in planting area by new sidewalk near roundabout

As with most road projects, this one seems to have gone on forever. We have two new roundabouts on Highway 20 (Sim’s Way) at the west end of town. Few locals express support for the project that has tied up traffic for months and made access to adjacent businesses difficult. However, roundabouts do reduce accidents and traffic deaths.

Bread Seed Poppy

Closeup of a bread seed poppy and pod capsule

Port Townsend is awash in poppies now. We’ve always had them but this year they seem to be taking over the city. This is a bread seed poppy also known as an opium poppy. They’re legal to grow but not process for drugs of any kind. Let the pods (capsules) dry and they contain about a half a teaspoon of seeds each, the kind you use in baking.

See more closeup photos at Lisa’s Chaos.