{TW’NSNN} This Week’s Not So Nasty News

. . . . from John, awaiting Nancy’s draft of her week’s news.

2nd OF THESE, on first weekend DECEMBER

Item 1: Mountain High
When we moved to our current location (1989) there were times when we could see the top of Mt. Rainier. Those times were when the sky was clear and trees had no leaves. About like this:The trees have grown and we now have to go up the road to see The Mountain. People in the Puget Sound Region get to see The Mountain frequently. Thanksgiving week, 2017, produced a lot of views and a lot of photographs. Here’s one: Within the photo is the credit line:
. . . . . . . Light of the Moon photography by Chuck Hilliard

There are more here Thanksgiving via Mt. Rainier

Item 2: He got away
We met in Cincinnati and spent 2 years visiting places in the southwestern part of Ohio. When Bellefontaine made the news on Monday, I had to check it out.
There was a breakin and the suspect was caught on a security camera as he fled. The description was of a male, brown and white, 4 legs, and 10 points. Sounds like a Odocoileus virginianus, a Whitetail.
Short video

Item 3: Eight weeks and counting
At Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, about 250 miles north of London, 8 week old Charlie Douthwaite suffered from being born with only half of a heart.
This week Charlie go a new heart, and is doing great so far.

Item 4: Who will stop the rain
My birthday is January 4. Ten years ago on this important date, the Sydney Morning Herald reported:
It may be time to stop describing south-eastern Australia as gripped by drought and instead accept the extreme dry as permanent, . . .

Today, in OZ, the news is:
Victoria weather: Flood warnings remain in place in state’s north-east as rainfall eases. Link

This reminds me of these lines:

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.

Dorothea Mackellar

And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.