The Wellington Hills Sports Complex? No, it's NOT a done deal!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Same place - September 2012 and August 2014

A few days ago when I was taking photos of the dry grasses near the overlook of Primus, Costco, etc. I recalled the fun time I had tagging along with a bunch I guys I had just met and who allowed to take photos while they golfed.  Lots of joking and teasing about bad shots and such.  Camaraderie at it's best.

August 18, 2014

September 8, 2012

photos by Bill Stankus
2012 and 2014

**Disclaimer: I'm not a golfer nor have I ever played golf.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The British are coming, the British are coming!

.... or at least they're passing over the top of Wellington Hills Park.

photo by Bill Stankus
August 2014

(The photo is neither cropped or enlarged, the plane seemed that close.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

it was dry & then it wasn't

The photos were taken August 10, around 5PM , the sky was cloudless, bright and blue. And it was hot - maybe more than 85 degrees.

There was a prairie-like feel to the rolling hills and grasses. Western Red Cedars and Doug Firs gaveaway that the park wasn't in the Central California foothills or someplace in the Midwest.

It hadn't rained for weeks so the grasses were very dry and mostly standing upright, except when their own weight caused them to lean or layover.

I'm writing this in the past tense because yesterday it rained - and with eight hours of rain, the return of clouds and cooler temperatures (65º), change happens.

Natural harmonies and all that.

photos by Bill Stankus
August 10, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Wellington Hills Park - August 2014 - photos on a hot, dry day

I know, you probably thought, I'd given up on this blog and moved to someplace with a balmier climate, perhaps Dallas or Yuma ... but I haven't.

For the past months, I’ve been trying to be a good citizen by attending County legislative sessions, reading County documents and writing and talking about the Wellington Hills Park issue …

All that and a bag of peanuts.

Anyway, the Park has not (as of this moment) been whacked by Snohomish County’s Department of Parks.

Tho, there are people swearing they’ve seen Snohomish County’s Precision Bulldozing & Baton Twirling Team practicing in nearby Maltby.

Truth be told, the people saying that have attended many more County meetings than me.


Yesterday, I did a Park walk-around and composed the following ... 
... it’s OK, you don’t need sunscreen to look at them.

photos by Bill Stankus
August 10, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot

... waiting to speak my puny 3 minutes to the County Council, I recorded the following conversation between two guys in dark robes as they walked to the chamber's backroom door:

Voice 1: What is thy bidding, my master?

Voice 2: Send the fleet to the north side of Woodinville. There it will stay until called for.

Voice 1: What of the reports of the rebels massing near Wellington Hills Park?

Voice 2: It is of no concern. Soon the rebellion will be crushed and those pesky people will be one of us. Your work here is finished, Lord Vader, go out to the bulldozers and await my orders.

Voice 1: Yes, my master.