Photo of Musician at Port Townsend Farmer’s Market

Photo of African Harp, the Kora
Not your everyday instrument

This is a Kora, a type of harp of West African origin. The musician played it during the Port Townsend Saturday Farmer’s Market. It sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard, but I kept coming back for more.

This is the 20th year for the Market. That’s hard to believe. K was on the original steering committee that started the market.

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The Rain Returns

photo of Port Townsend rain through a window
It's so inviting outside

I shouldn’t complain. The weekend was lovely, with warmish, mostly sunny days. I got some good gardening done and walked on the beach. Actually, this is the way it’s supposed to be, nice on the weekends and rainy during the week. The sky around Port Townsend followed the plot.

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Photo of Port Townsend Bag Ladies

photo of women collecting petitions
Against plastic bags

These two women are dressed up in outfits made up of 500 plastic bags, the kind that grocery stores use. That’s 500 each. It must have been hot. Apparently, 500 is the number of plastic bags we each use up in a year.

They were out collecting petition signatures to ban the use of disposable plastic bags, probably paper bags too. I didn’t ask. They circulated around the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market last Saturday.

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Earth Day Results

photo of newly planted trees
Pride and joy in new trees

I know, this isn’t a particularly interesting photo. It’s just a snapshot of our two new trees. I didn’t realize that it was Earth Day when I planted them, but in retrospect, how appropriate. The one in front is a Stewartia, and the farther one is a Katsura. I love both of them.

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