While it may be “April Fools Day”, there are no jokes around the small community of Oso, Washington. Just in case you haven’t heard there was a devastating land slide that wiped out the small Washington town of 246 people. So far 27 people have perished and 22 are still missing. Living in a small community myself I just can’t imagine the impact of something like this.

While walking today I was thinking about this tragedy and saw this 1936 Bay City Power Shovel and thought that it is probably the only piece of equipment like this that is not working to help recover the missing people and memorabilia of those who have lost it all.


Many people are coming to the aid of Oso as volunteers and making donations. Because many people have been cut off from a quick and easy route to jobs, doctors, family and other things, gas card donations have become a big deal. If you feel inclined to help here are some good charities. Just click HERE.

While I was walking and thinking about all the dead, missing and survivors of this landslide I noticed the Coupeville Catholic Church steeple with the morning sun shining on it. This photo seem appropriate.


Out on Ebey Prairie I thought this late 1800’s farm looked really nice against the Olympic mountains.


And it looks like someone is going to have a nice new home with a great view of Penn Cove. This is just up the hill from or house.


Do what you can for the good folks of Oso and all the volunteers that are helping there, even if it’s a kind thought or a prayer.

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