Sunday, June 14, 2009

Good Week for the Car

It was a good week for the Volvo. First, during a car wash fundraiser for alzheimer research, I made a special point to stop in to have the fuzz from all that cottonwood fluff blowing around recently washed off. Wow, the car actually has a shine again!Next, new rear brake pads replaced these old. Lucky for me, they were caught in time and fixed so that major repairs were not needed! Thanks, David!
Then an oil change, and now even I can notice how much better the engine sounds. Thanks again! After, Torrie got to run through the high meadow grasses and go for a swim in the canal.
I explored the shore creatures and saw lots of barnacles, some purple shore crabs and this very large purple varnish clam shell.The invasive purple varnish clam is native to Asia and believed to have been first introduced in the Georgia Strait in 1990 through ballast waters from ships and has spread from there. Having seen only considerably smaller purple varnish clam shells on other beaches in our area, I was not aware they grew as large as this.

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