Posted by: aediculaantinoi | February 2, 2014

Thank you…

The person I’m thanking, who took the following photo yesterday, will know why I’m doing so…and if they decide to reveal themselves in the comments, they are free to, of course.


You have made my life infinitely easier and more credible by taking this photo! Gratias ago tibi!


  1. Anytime, senpai.

    As always, it was a great time! Thank you for celebrating with me.

    • And the very same to you, dear friend!

      (We must talk about “other rituals” that should occur soon…perhaps before or after the meeting on Wednesday?)

  2. Madrone trees are very special to me. A lovely photo. I didn’t know they grew that far north or were spelled differently in Washington.

    • On Whidbey and Fidalgo, we’ve got lots of them…I’m not sure about other parts of the state, or Canada, but they’re plentiful around the islands (and I’m guessing on the San Juans as well, and likely along Chuckanut Drive between here and Bellingham along the coast).

      I’m not sure if it is just a Whidbey/Fidalgo spelling of it, but that’s how it has always been spelled here ever since I can remember. There’s a road that winds along Penn Cove on Whidbey called Madrona Way, and that’s how it has always been spelled, and of course there’s lots of madrona trees along there.

      I hope you can visit up here at some stage, and not just for the lovely trees! 😉

      • We have many madrona trees in the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, a gorgeous tree, one of my favorites. And a lovely picture.

      • Now that you mention it, I think I have seen them in the Seattle area, too…

      • I saw Jonathan Raban uses the “madrona” spelling in his writings about Seattle. It made me raise an eyebrow (“He can’t spell ‘madrone’?”) but now it makes more sense to me.

      • …and, according to Wikipedia, since I looked it up there, madrona vs madrone is a north/south shibboleth, with the border being the Siskiyous. Huh.

      • Fascinating! Thank you for sourcing that matter–I’ve never bothered to look it up, I just thought it was a weird island (or possibly more widely regional) peculiarity, but I guess it’s a WA/OR vs. California thing, ultimately. (Though, I suspect there may be more “California creep” effect in Oregon than WA at present due to the proximity.) Perhaps the border will shift to the Columbia eventually? Weird…

      • I hope so too, In the meantime,I shall soon see you in San Jose!

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