TW’NSNN April 6

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Item #1: Ours are 3 weeks behind
In the western part of Washington State, Daffodils have indicated spring just arrived. There are 59 photos here;

Is yellow your color?

A small article here and more photos: in the Skagit Valley

This next page will show how to pronounce “Skagit” and other Washington place names. It also points out that the State’s name is not “WARSH-ing-tun.”

Item #2: D. C. Cherry blossoms
Over in the other Washington (D.C., that is), the Cherry blossoms reach their fullness this week. The weather is not great – a chance of rain, snow, and wind – on Saturday, but Sunday looks better. Next Thur. & Fri. will be nice – so says the NWS.

Item #3: Huh?

I read this article:
Bush Tucker, and still hadn’t a clue.

The meaning is “. . . any food native to Australia and used as sustenance by the original inhabitants, . . .
Other people use the term – I don’t get out much – but it was new to me. It reminded me of Euell Gibbons’ Stalking the Wild Asparagus.

Item #4: Table tennis

Anna is an 11-year-old from Wales. Her claim to fame is that she can wipe your butt in a game of table tennis.

Anna Hursey

Item #5: Only the birds know
Finally, what’s this? →
It is a bird’s beak.
Yes, in the dark under ultra-violet light.
This is a Puffin, but other birds have bills that light up.
Why would this be?

Researchers are working on the issues: Which birds? Why? Who benefits? What else don’t we know?

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