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Blue skies
Monday, March 24th, 2003
Rainier Tower

Yes, for once there were blue skies in Seattle this morning. But by late afternoon, the clouds had again taken over.

Seattle protests day two
Friday, March 21st, 2003
protesters with sign

There were, of course, more protests today in Seattle. I stopped briefly at Westlake Park on the way home from work and took some pictures. I didn’t feel like getting any colder or wetter than I already was, so I didn’t stick around for long.

Two more photos below.

Photo Friday: Blue
Friday, March 21st, 2003
Seattle anti-war protest
Thursday, March 20th, 2003
protesters and police
protesters march

In what I am sure will be just the beginning of such demonstrations, a large group of protesters gathered in Seattle’s Westlake Park this afternoon after marching there from various locations. There was a heavy police presence, but from my vantage point the event was largely peaceful and the police let the protesters do their thing without a lot of interference. From what I have heard on the news, the sitution has escalated somewhat since I left.

See below for a few more photos.

Happy spring
Thursday, March 20th, 2003
Space Needle and flower

Yes, despite all appearances to the contrary here in Seattle, today is the official beginning of spring. When I lived in places with sunnier weather, I used to look forward to spring almost as an honorary summer. At least the last half was always nice — usually even "shorts weather." But in Seattle, spring and too often the first half of summer are just extensions of winter: rainy, gloomy and too cold for shorts.

And if spring weren’t disappointing enough by itself, we have to start this one off with a war. Sigh.

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