The True Thanksgiving

History in American schools has for years taught that the pilgrims and the Indians sat at a table and enjoyed the feast of turkey as celebrated as Thanksgiving. This is all wrong. The truth is that the pilgrims settled in an area that was abandoned by the Wampanoag Indian tribe because plague had killed many…Read more »

The Moon

In 18th century England, people on trial for murder could campaign for a lighter sentence on grounds of lunacy if the crime concurred under a full moon. Interesting fact. In the 1820’s, astronomer, Franz von Paula Gruithuisen claimed entire cities existed on the moon. ??? No one believed him, yet a lunar crater was named…Read more »

Summer Flowers

This year has been the hottest Washington state has ever had. Usually in June we have rain, but it got up to 113 degrees and continued this heat wave throughout. My flowers have zoomed into bloom, but my Tiger lilies have become giants.