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    West Richland, WA: The other windy city

    February 9, 2008

    I know Chicago is the official “windy city,” but I doubt Chicago has very much on West Richland, Washington. We just finished a string of three days straight with winds ranging from 15-50 mph — just non-stop, no breaks, rocks-in-your-pockets wind.

    I hate wind.

    Our house is on a corner, and the open side of the house faces west. That, of course, is where the wind usually comes from. So when it’s windy, our house gets pounded. Here are three photos I took in 2006 of the wind damage we suffer whenever West Richland turns into the really windy city:

    January 2006

    January 11, 2006: Famous last words

    November 2006

    November 13, 2006: Mother Nature 2, Fence 0

    December 2006

    December 19, 2006: Here we go again...

    At the risk of completely jinxing us, I’ll admit this: We haven’t had any fences knocked out so far this winter. But there’s still plenty of time. And plenty of wind, no doubt.



    Welcome TCVCB Visitors

    January 24, 2008

    If you’re finding this site from the Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau’s annual Visitors Guide — welcome! My name’s Matt and I’m a Tri-Cities resident since 1994. is very much a work-in-progress at the moment, so pardon the sparse content.

    It’s a real honor to have some of my photos selected for use in the Visitors Guide, esp. since I’m not a professional photographer! I do love photography, though, and have sold pictures to a couple organizations recently. If you’d like to see more of my photos, here are a few links to the Flickr photo sharing web site:

    Feel free to look around and leave a comment if you see a photo you like!