Tar and Abby

Thursday, February 28, 2013

goodbye Top Chef Seattle

And we have a winner. No surprise that the winner's circle now has another woman to add to their ranks since Kristen and Brooke were the last two standing. Kristen was the first Last Chance Kitchen survivor - she who fell on her sword in Restaurant Wars.

So - the Iron Kitchen type finale was different. A little too dramatic for moi but it was nice to see past contestants and hear from them.

How did Seattle come off from the series. Luckily last summer was almost a drought so the umbrellas did not have to come out. How many cuts of the Space Needle did you see? Too many? Not one shot of fish being thrown at Pike Place Market? (Padma's vamping in the opening does not count.) No shots of traffic on I-5 which cuts right thru town. No shots of Lake Washington. Oh, well :-)

I'm glad Seattle won the latest slot for the show. Wonder where the next season will take place?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

dog shaming...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013


I've always loved these critters. Caddis fly larva build their underwater homes out of tiny twigs and little pebbles. I used to watch them in the eddies of the river that ran in front of my grandparent's cabin. I was thrilled to find them in our pond.
This artist gave them bits of gold and jewels to build their cases out of. What a creative fellow!
Full story here.

Someday Abby might get to wear her collar

One of the dogs' favorite game is Chase Abby. When Abby wears her collar Tar will grab her by the collar and hang on while Abby tries to break free. Rather dangerous so Abby goes without her collar, tags and license most of the time. She does have a chip so at least there is that.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

sometimes even Abby runs out of steam

Yes, she was sleeping with her tongue out.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Quoth The Heron - Gimme More!

Herons are year round birdies here because of all rivers that stay open. This birdy showed up at my friend's pond this morning.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Top Chef - dogs with jobs

Best part of the episode. And summer in Alaska. Padma all bundled up in her fur coat (no comment) and their guests, some of them in tshirts.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bears and Top Chef

Chortled at Tom's bear joke last night on Top Chef. 
I remember bears coming up on our porch going thru the garbage buffet, getting stuck in the backyard, walking down the street in daylight hours and making a general nuisance of themselves. No-one was ever hurt and we lived in uneasy harmony.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Washington AC for beginners

AC meaning Above California. We live in the radiation zone. Down by pot farmers there should be DB Cooper Landing Zone for those of you who remember the 70s. I'd add coffee to geeks. And we have a whole bunch more active volcanoes - five total. Whales and seals in the islands. :-)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Squirrel Dance

Abby is intrigued by the notion of Ray Lewis' Squirrel Dance. During the game she will be watching the yard for dancing squirrels.