Just Around the Corner: Marymoor Park windmill

The windmill at Marymoor Park in Redmond is on property originally owned in the early 1900s by banker and developer James Clise. Cattle and horses were raised on the property, which was called Willowmoor Farm. During a visit to the Netherlands, the Clise family fell in love with the windmills. Upon returning home, they had…

Under the Weather: Mix of showers and sun expected in coming days

Another week of winter down, another week closer to spring! Although astronomical spring (traditional seasons) begins on March 20, meteorological spring actually begins on Monday. You can read more about the differences between astronomical and meteorological seasons here. For those counting down the days until summer, this is likely music to your ears. We are getting…

Between Assignments: Meet Dr. James Edmonds

We all have individuals who play an important role or have influence in our lives. I have often thought about the players who have influenced me. Of course, most of us would quickly think of our parents, an important relative, teacher or some friends who have built an important niche in our lives. Others. who at the…

Good trees for urban gardens: Blossoming trees add winter color

We are still in winter with its many deciduous trees and dark evergreens. So trees and shrubs with yellow blossoms and leaves are very welcome. Cornus mas, known as Cornelian Cherry, is almost in full bloom. You can see examples of this tree at the north side of the Edmonds Center for the Arts. There…

Bird Lore: Snowy Egret

A Snowy Egret is always a great sighting anywhere in Washington. Edmonds hosted one and only one in the marsh on May 21, 2002, and for a couple of days following. Ted Peterson, a local birder and creator of the city bird checklist for the Edmonds Parks Department, spotted a large white bird in Willow…

Good trees for urban gardens: Evergreens can add interest to winter landscapes

During this time of year when so many trees and shrubs have lost their leaves, evergreens play an important part in your garden. The Hinoki cypress (chamaecyparis obtusa) is one good example.  The false cypress has many varieties developed by the Japanese where it is native. There are varieties which are quite tall but also many…

Fitness Corner: Learning from limitations

Ask any of my clients and they will tell you that I am an expert in working around all sorts of physical and mental limitations. For example: Client text: I tweaked my knee and so I don’t think I should workout today. Coach Pritam reply: We can do all kinds of things that don’t involve…

Edmonds Booktalk: The benefits of reading before bed

Don’t you just love it when something you do anyway proves to be pretty good for you? Red wine? Dark chocolate? Reading before bed! With information gathered from the Mayo Clinic and Sussex University studies. Reading before bed is definitely one of the best habits you can have. It not only betters your sleep quality…