Tar and Abby

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eclipse traffic

This picture was taken yesterday, the 18th. Traffic in eastern Oregon.
I have a friend who will be in Bend, Oregon, 99%, they have an elderly relative and being safe is their main concern.
My brother is headed to the Camp Sherman area, S and E of Mt. Jefferson. Being a photographer he should get some good pictures.
They are warning us here, in SE WA, to fill up with gas as they worry all the travelers will suck it all up.
We will have a 96% eclipse here.
I saw a full one in 1979. A dark, gray rainy day turned dark and then went back to dark gray and rainy. :-) We were in Pullman, home of WSU, at the time.
Good luck to all, be safe and have clear skies.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Smoke

Seattle. Looks the same over here. Can't see past our subdivision. Even trees on our block are blurred.
Most of the smoke is from my home province - British Columbia. And it is all over Washington. Most likely until Saturday. Are we having fun yet?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Speaking of New Zealand

Brother, SIL and eldest nephew in Wellington, New Zealand. Nephew studied there last semester.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tall Ships

Going under a railroad bridge at the southern end of our area. If you look closely you can see windmills on the hill behind them.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Well, you don't see that everyday...

Hot air balloon landed in the exit/bridge area along the freeway. Nobody was hurt.
We have a new distracted driving law starting on the 23rd. This would probably fall under the provisions.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Smokey night

This island is down the hill from where we live. Not sure how it started but we watched the smoke. Blew over a friend's house and they had ash falling and smoke. Still smoldering this morning. Island will be closed for the rest of the summer. Hope they find a reason. Betting campfire.