Thursday, June 28, 2018

More Dismal Days

First, let me say I’m not actually complaining about the weather, I’m just whining.  We’ve had some more days of dense clouds.  It’s just dismal.  However, we could be somewhere else in the continental US where it’s really hot and really humid.

Given Jim’s recent heart history, we thought maybe it would be good to have a local cardiologist, since we’re here for months at a whack.  We picked one close to the RV park, hoping he’d be good.  He wasn’t.  Rude, arrogant, condescending and WRONG. Yes, I dare contradict a cardiologist.  One of Jim’s drugs has a well known side effect of shortness of breath. This guy professed never to have heard of it, and he didn’t believe it.  I guess he’s not keeping up with the journals.  So, the search continues.  Next time we’re going to look for a woman. 

After wasting time with the doctor we decided to drive into West Seattle and get lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant we’ve enjoyed in the past.  No more.  They’ve changed their banh mi, and they’re not good.  Very disappointing.


It was just a dismal and dreary day.


This is a court yard for one of the apartment buildings.  It’s nice.


This was taken on southbound I5.  That’s Mt. Rainier.  The mountain was sort of out.  On a sunny day, this view of the mountain is just stunning.  It’s like a movie back drop – it doesn’t look real.


Today it was back to the deep piney woods.  We saw what I think is a moth on the ground.  Moths are underappreciated for their beauty.


See the holes in the trees?  They’re huge. 


This is a Pileated Woodpecker.  He did that damage.


There’s an opinion piece in The Irish Times that is well worth reading.  It’s always interesting to see what other countries are thinking about the current state of the US.  It’s a chilling piece about us and other nations.  These are, indeed, dismal days.


  1. Some days just refuse to cooperate, don't they?
    We have pileated woodpeckers around here and they are so stunning.
    May today be a better day.

  2. The mountain photo is gorgeous -- it really does look fake when conditions are like that! We had Pileated Woodpeckers nesting on our wooded property in NC. I loved seeing them, hearing them, and seeing the holes they drilled into the trees. We do hear and see them occasionally here even in the Orlando area, much to my surprise! Beautiful moth, too.

  3. I hope you find a cardiologist you can trust. My husband too has heart issues, though he seems better now than before his emergency open heart surgery almost a year ago now. Enjoy your roaming. I read that Irish Times piece. It was chilling indeed for its truth.