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Entries from November 2014

A Red-breasted sign of winter’s cold

November 30th, 2014 by Mike

During a cold snap (21 degrees this morning in Maple Leaf) this bird is sometimes seen here instead of in the hills.

“A few birds reliably move into residential areas during the winter months” or after a snowstorm, Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound says about the Red-breasted Sapsucker.

This bird is on a Deodar Cedar at Maple Leaf Life South.

“With its scarlet hood, the Red-breasted Sapsucker is the most brightly colored of the North American sapsuckers,” the book, by Chris C. Fisher, states.

“The Red-breasted Sapsucker is one of the easiest woodpeckers to identify by sound. It often meows like a cat, and its territorial drumming sound like random Morse code.”

In Birds of Washington, author Stan Tekiela notes it is “most common in  higher elevations, it is rare in residential areas or city parks.”

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A Red-breasted sign of winter's cold

November 30th, 2014 by Mike

During a cold snap (21 degrees this morning in Maple Leaf) this bird is sometimes seen here instead of in the hills.

“A few birds reliably move into residential areas during the winter months” or after a snowstorm, Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound says about the Red-breasted Sapsucker.

This bird is on a Deodar Cedar at Maple Leaf Life South.

“With its scarlet hood, the Red-breasted Sapsucker is the most brightly colored of the North American sapsuckers,” the book, by Chris C. Fisher, states.

“The Red-breasted Sapsucker is one of the easiest woodpeckers to identify by sound. It often meows like a cat, and its territorial drumming sound like random Morse code.”

In Birds of Washington, author Stan Tekiela notes it is “most common in  higher elevations, it is rare in residential areas or city parks.”

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Snow! (following a LOT of rain)

November 29th, 2014 by Mike

Snowing steadily at 6 a.m.

Sun’s out at 8 a.m.

Total at the Maple Leaf Life South official Snow Measuring Car: 1.50 inches.

Though it doesn’t seem that much.

As to Friday’s rain: 1.25 inches.

And it did seem every bit that much.

As to the forecast: Cold clear skies.

“SYNOPSIS…THE CONVERGENCE ZONE THAT BROUGHT SHOW SHOWERS TO SEATTLE HAS MOVED SOUTH AND EAST AND BEGUN TO DISSIPATE.

“WEAK HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT AND LOW LEVEL OFFSHORE FLOW WILL KEEP COOL AND DRY CONDITIONS OVER THE REGION SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

“A SYSTEM MOVING INTO OREGON WEDNESDAY WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.”

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Snow’s heading south on Black Friday…plus downtown protests

November 28th, 2014 by Mike

4:35 p.m.


2:50 p.m.:

2:47 p.m. Weather service issues Winter Weather Advisory from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m.

ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES.  MAIN IMPACT…ROADS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY

2:15 p.m. Maple Leaf outside temperature was 53 degrees at 7:30 a.m. Now 37 degrees.

2 p.m. Twitter reports mix of snow and rain in Shoreline.

1:45 p.m. National Weather Service in Seattle notes: “We have heard reports of snow mixed in with the rain in parts of King and Snohomish counties. This is due to the moderate rain bringing some snow down to the surface. However, no accumulation is expected.”

Then, this:

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Snow's heading south on Black Friday…plus downtown protests

November 28th, 2014 by Mike

4:35 p.m.


2:50 p.m.:

2:47 p.m. Weather service issues Winter Weather Advisory from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m.

ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES.  MAIN IMPACT…ROADS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY

2:15 p.m. Maple Leaf outside temperature was 53 degrees at 7:30 a.m. Now 37 degrees.

2 p.m. Twitter reports mix of snow and rain in Shoreline.

1:45 p.m. National Weather Service in Seattle notes: “We have heard reports of snow mixed in with the rain in parts of King and Snohomish counties. This is due to the moderate rain bringing some snow down to the surface. However, no accumulation is expected.”

Then, this:

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No Thanksgiving trash pickup, but Saturday snow?

November 26th, 2014 by Mike

Two things:

Not trash nor recycling not even yard waste will be picked up Thanksgiving Day. Put it out Friday instead.

Snow.

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast for Maple Leaf:

Friday Night. Rain before 4 a.m., then rain, possibly mixed with snow showers. Low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday. Snow showers likely, mainly before 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

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Maple Leaf’s Blue Saucer up for sale

November 26th, 2014 by Mike

In an email this week to supporters, Blue Saucer owner Billie Bryan said:

“I just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to list the Blue Saucer for sale on the Real Estate market, as of last weekend, and I’m excited about it!”

We have flyers in the shop for potential buyers, and look forward to the possibilities of finding a great new Owner. It’s time for me to move on to do other things – I have so many side projects and other interests these days that it’s hard to stay focused on the daily biz of running the coffee shop, so rather than let it slide, I’ll let it go!

Since it’s only just been listed, I’m imagining it will or could be a few months before we see any action, so meanwhile it’s business as usual – we’re still offering the same great variety of pastries and sandwiches (with a few new things thrown in there!) and we’re still using the awesome Seven Roasters for our delicious coffee.

The listing is here.

The Saucer will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, according to its Facebook page.

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Maple Leaf's Blue Saucer up for sale

November 26th, 2014 by Mike

In an email this week to supporters, Blue Saucer owner Billie Bryan said:

“I just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to list the Blue Saucer for sale on the Real Estate market, as of last weekend, and I’m excited about it!”

We have flyers in the shop for potential buyers, and look forward to the possibilities of finding a great new Owner. It’s time for me to move on to do other things – I have so many side projects and other interests these days that it’s hard to stay focused on the daily biz of running the coffee shop, so rather than let it slide, I’ll let it go!

Since it’s only just been listed, I’m imagining it will or could be a few months before we see any action, so meanwhile it’s business as usual – we’re still offering the same great variety of pastries and sandwiches (with a few new things thrown in there!) and we’re still using the awesome Seven Roasters for our delicious coffee.

The listing is here.

The Saucer will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, according to its Facebook page.

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Maple Leaf Park’s holiday tree

November 25th, 2014 by Mike

Who decorated it?

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Maple Leaf Park's holiday tree

November 25th, 2014 by Mike

Who decorated it?

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