Alaska, the Puget Sound and the Columbia River are all closely associated with salmon spawning and fishing, not only in the modern era, but in terms of the cultures, values and livelihood of the original and native inhabitants. All Pacific Northwest salmon have several things in common; they spawn in the fresh water where their parents spawned them, and they spend part of their life at sea, and part in fresh (or brackish) water. Unlike Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon die once they have spawned. There are five basic types of Pacific Northwest Salmon in the coastal waters of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and California. These five are:
It's Spring in the Northwest. Nursery and garden supply centers, even grocery stores, are offering spring planting starts of herbs. For a few
Barley wine is, despite
When I moved to Southern California, I was intrigued by the many olive trees I saw growing, some of them fairly old, though not nearly as old as olive trees in the middle East and mediterranean. The trees tended to be fairly short, because they were pruned, but the trunks were gnarly and twisted, and the leaves were a lovely silver-green. I didn't realize that olives had to be cured before they were eaten (I thought they looked odd because they were wild), so I picked and tried one.