Archive for February 2nd, 2006

Deck view

Seattleites are fighting mold sprouting beneath their fingernails this year more than most (El Niño? global warming trends?), but at the odd moment in the afternoon the skies may relent and the Cascades reappear.

Think of the smattering of Northwest Coast peoples’ mythologies you know—the role of ravens, for example—they will brave moderate rains to go about their business. We even saw them bathing in the creek in the rain! And squabbling with gulls over edible treasures…. [Yeah, I know these are crows; gimme some poetic license!]

Didn’t see any mold between their claws either!