On this sad day (see my previous post), I want to share with you something more--what, uplifting? Entertaining? It brought a smile to my face and I hope it does for you as well.
I received in the mail last week a color copy of a full-page advertisement spotted by one of our retired park service employees and volunteers, Duane Nelson. Here is a similar version of the image from the website of Lane Powell Attorneys & Counselors:
"I recently was sitting in a doctor's office thumbing through a magazine entitled Seattle Business. I came across this advertisement displaying a flight of birds with Pinnacle and Plummer Peaks in the background (Know The Landscape). Never, however, in all my travels at Mt. Rainier have I seen these type of birds. Maybe I spent too many years on the north side. Maybe the climate is really warming up and many different species are now appearing. A good chance for you and [your family] to discover them this coming summer. Then you can tell me next September what new species you have seen."
Thanks for the smile, Duane!