Narrated by John Waters, this documentary “Plagues and Pleasures of the Salton Sea” tells the boom-and-bust story of Southern Californiaâ€™s Salton Sea, an “engineering screw-up” caused by accidental flooding in 1905, existing now as a environmentally unstable lake in a delicate state of limbo between potential redevelopment and oblivion.
Filmmakers Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer focus on the eccentric locals, including Leonard Knight, creator of Salvation Mountain, to create a folksy portrait of upbeat survival in a decaying place.
Tucked into a quiet neighborhood in West Seattle is a little post-WWII bungalow on a gently sloped lot, that features what has become a Mother’s Day tradition for many families in the area, a visit to the Walker Rock Garden.
Boeing mechanic Milton Walker (with the help and encouragement of his wife, Florence) spent 20 years transforming his yard into a whimsical and magical world of stone. Countless thousands of rocks (large and small) have been cut and fitted into colorful arches, a miniature mountain range and an 18-foot tower, among other things.
We’ve featured the Walker Rock Garden in Seattle here before on Unusual Life. Here’s a jodavideo taken recently when we revisited there.
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