Tar and Abby

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Look for the good people

Beach goers formed a human chain to rescue a family swept away by a rip tide.
Story here.
I've always loved, and believed in, Mr. Roger's story about his mother counseling him
when something bad happened. 'Look for the good people.'
They are everywhere and they were on this beach.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Smart Orcas

Killer Whales, or Orcas, are perfecting the art of stealing fish from fishing boats.
When we lived in coastal British Columbia I remember the Orcas coming along side our boat, 42 feet long, and hanging out. I never remember being alarmed but my Dad might have been :-)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fire season is here

Computer is back in time to post the first fire out on the nuclear reservation. It is up in the NW corner so away from most installations. Has closed roads and part of the Columbia River so planes can go in and scoop up water. 97 today and tomorrow the fireworks start...