Trains and Ospreys in Ridgefield WA

With the promise of a bright sunny day it was high time I got out to capture some pictures of trains. My first stop was on Columbia Blvd near St Johns, right where the railroad tracks come out of a tunnel under Mock’s Crest. Union Pacific and BNSF both have lines here that line up to the bridge across the Columbia River. I thought this would be a great location and I’d have my choice of pictures.
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Stir Fried Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

We originally bought a few bunches of bok choy with an eye to making a vegetarian dish for our family Sunday dinner; but schedules diverged. We wanted to wait on the big meal we had planned (more on that in a few posts) so I turned to J. Kenji López-Alt’s new wok cook book “The Wok: Recipes and Techniques” for an idea of what to do with the vegetable. I found a recipe for Chinese broccoli but the notes say bok choy would be a suitable replacement.
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Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Title Beneath a Scarlet Sky Author Mark Sullivan Copyright 2017 Type Historical Fiction View/Purchase Amazon Finished Reading March 15, 2022 Rating ★★★ After finishing “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn I quite unintentionally picked up another book about individuals in World War II who worked under cover. Like the hackneyed saying has it; if you… Continue reading Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan