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Dec 9, 2011: Just when you thought the day couldn't get any more beautiful...

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... the moon came out:

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Nov 25, 2011: Is that a Juan smile?

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Longtime cluster shucker and now Hama Hama delivery guy Juan refuses to smile in photos. For a very happy guy, he takes a very serious photo. Here is he at Elliot's Oyster Frenzy, with Adam Gehrke, a local TV traffic reporter: And later that same night with Lily Jang, a morning news anchor: So at Seattle's annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival last Friday we made a special effort to catch Juan's smile on camera. It took a photo booth to do it. Here he is with Lissa, who just couldn't stop smiling, and Anthony, who was helping us shuck and is...

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Nov 18, 2011: Our Farthest Flung Correspondent

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Last week Hama Hama got re-energized by a visit from Brother Tom, who has been studying forestry in  Mongolia and is pretty much an awesome human being. Despite his surprising affinity for sundried horse yogurt, Tom can't quite stomach the though of industrially-produced meat, so he came back home for elk season to provide for himself and the rest of the family, keeping us all in elk burgers for another year. (If we're nice). Prepared to spend two weeks on the hunt, he instead shot an elk opening morning, and put one of the graybeards to work packing it out...

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Sep 28, 2011: Salmon Season

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We've had a few days of heavy rain so far this fall, and the streams are just barely navigable for these hardworking fish. Check out our facebook page for a video.

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Sep 8, 2011: A post about fire (that's mainly about trees)

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The Big Hump fire, which is burning to the north of us up the Duckabush drainage, has grown from 50 to 400 acres in the past week or so. Today the sky is so full of smoke we can't see the Brothers from the shore.We'd take a picture of it for you, except that it just looks like clouds, and that isn't very exciting at all. Here's a picture of the fire from Seattle, which we found at the blog My Ballard: And here's a Kitsap Sun article about the fire, and you should definitely check out Dr. Dale's webcam,...

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