As many of you know, I live in a beach community in Seattle. It is an idyllic place to live, with a laid back pace, sweeping views of water and mountains, and miles of beach and park to stroll and explore. During the rainy season, we locals have the place to ourselves. But once the sun starts to shine, we get to share it with everybody else. Then the beach becomes a place for people to show up and show off. You can see almost anything, from skateboarding bulldogs to exotic cars. A few days ago, I saw this shrink-wrapped pickup and thought, "Aha - a preview of coming attractions."
Judy Collins, a Seattle native, by the way.)