This painted mural is in the lobby of the police station on 3rd Ave. I don’t think I’d really ever noticed it before. Because I am a dork.
Guest photographer Moe sent me this image he took east of nearby Sublimity. It must have been beautiful to see the sea of red flowers in person. Thanks to Moe for sharing his photo.
Photo is copyright © Moe. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce in any way without permission of photographer.
I haven’t had the opportunity to go out taking photos in the last couple of days (see yesterday’s post as to why). Instead, I’m posting a photo I took in my backyard of a Japanese maple leaf. Yay.
Early yesterday morning, my dog woke me up by sitting on my bed and growling at something. That’s not unusual, but his persistence finally made me get up to see what was going on. I’m glad I did — the front door of my house had caught fire. Thankfully, the local police and fire department acted very quickly, and made sure the damage was minimal. We still have our house, our pets, and our lives.
I want to thank the fire fighters, the police, the investigators from all the departments, and anyone else who helped us yesterday. I respect the heck out of each and every one of you, as does my entire family. What you do for the community is invaluable.
And thanks to my dog, Rex, too. He probably saved our lives by letting us know something was wrong.
Yesterday I posted a photo of a woman who was born at the historic Charles and Martha Brown House during its time as a hospital in the 1930’s. Today I’m posting some shots of the house itself, which I took during an open house on Saturday.
I’ll let the Brown House’s official web site explain the history and purpose of the restoration currently underway at the house.
The photo above shows the current state of restoration on the outside of the house. It’s really gone through some changes since they started renovating a handful of years back. I’ve taken a couple of photos of it in the past — one in June, 2006 and another in September, 2007.
The photo at right is an old wheelchair I spotted sitting in one of the rooms on the main floor.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more photos of the house (plus captions), plus some of the volunteers who are working on the renovation. I kind of got creative with the processing of some of the shots to give them an aged feel. It seemed appropriate for the setting.
I want to thank everyone at the open house for being so kind to me. It is very much appreciated.
Yesterday, I attended an open house at the Charles and Martha Brown House, an historic home presently being restored by volunteers. It will eventually be opened to the community to hold events, etc.
I had the privilege of speaking with Mrs. Marlene B Getchell-Knieling, who was born at the house during its tenure as the town’s first hospital in the 1930’s. She showed me the room where she was delivered by Dr. Brewer in May of 1935, and maternity room where she and her mother stayed after her birth.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting photos of the house’s interior, as well as some of the folks who worked to help restore the house. Stay tuned.