Pt. Defiance is a 760-acre park in Tacoma, WA that includes a zoo with two aquariums, beach access, jogging trails, and beautiful gardens. It began as a military reservation with Ft. Nisqually at one point. In 1888, President Grover Cleveland authorized the land to be used as a public park. The rose garden has an…Read more »
I visited the town of Black Diamond, WA. It’s an old coal mining town. It’s a great country-styled town with a bakery, smoked meat shop, a great antique shop, and a historical museum. A little bit of history for you: In the early 1880’s, the Black Diamond Coal CO. of CA was depleting its supplies…Read more »
As a nurse, I was shocked to learn diseases once epidemic in the Middle Ages are returning with a vengeance. LA recently experienced an outbreak of typhus fever, a disease spread by infected fleas on rats. It is also transmitted by body lice. The louse feeds on a human that is infected with the bacteria,…Read more »
The Norse people revered trees for their spiritual power. In ancient mythology, the giant ash tree was a source of knowledge. In Germany, a grove of sacred trees in Uppsala was a place of human and animal sacrifices. The Warden Trees throughout the Nordic region were guardians and sources of good fortune. The Celtics honored…Read more »
Some states have elected more than one flower type, but here the usual state flowers. Alabama: Camelia Arizona: Saguaro Cactus Blossom Arkansas: Apple Blossom California: California Poppy Colorado: Rocky Mountain Columbine Connecticut: Mountain Laurel Delaware: Peach Blossom Florida: Orange Blossom Georgia: Cherokee Rose Hawaii: Pua Aloalo …Read more »
Every month is dedicated to a special flower. Here is the list. January is carnation. February is violet. March is daffodil. April is sweet pea. May is lily of the valley. June is a rose. July is larkspur. August is gladiolus. September is aster. October is calendula. November is chrysanthemum. December is narcissus.
The first year of marriage: Traditional gift is paper & more modern is a clock. The second year: Traditional gift is cotton and the more modern is china. The third year: is leather versus crystal or glass. The fourth year: is flowers, but the modern gift is electrical appliances. The fifth year: is wood versus…Read more »