Tar and Abby

Sunday, January 31, 2016

At the dog park

Tar is usually the largest dog there. Nobody tries to take the frisbee from him except Abby - and she can not get it away from him. It is the one area where being Alpha Dog does not help. Size does matter!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Abby wants to join the Squirrel Patrol

(This police car is from a little town across the river from us.)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

another squirrel twitter post

From one of my favorite posters:

57s57 seconds ago
Happy ! I appreciate them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

#SquirrelAppreciationDay WTH?!?!

On the twitters!!
Abby is horrified!
Tar says, "uh??"
The squirrels say 'this requires peanuts!!'

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mythbusters were here! Again!

The episode airs again tonight on the Science Channel. This location is about an hour south of us along the Columbia River. They were right here in town some years ago testing to see if any bugs could survive a nuclear blast.
 article here

wildlife Wednesdays

The Reach, on the Columbia River, is home to a lot of animals, all protected and mostly alone as the whole area is closed to the public. (Science research, Cold War cleanup and one working nuclear plant). This picture was taken on a day when they counted 141 eagles. Isn't he a handsome fellow?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

gnomes are considering war!

Someone has been digging in the gnome habitat! The Squirrel? Abby thinks it is. The gnomes
are considering warfare. But... it is warm in the house. The Engineer has beer in the fridge...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wintery day

One of three rivers in our area, filled with ice.
All kids got back to the west side without the dramas of the
attempts coming over. In fact it was gorgeous. Now the passes are back to
being 'fun' and closed on and off.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Good news for Eldest work

Forbes likes them. Seattle Times likes them :-)
Location: Bellevue
Total funding raised: $90 million
Number of employees: 67
Although the company arguably falls into the “larger” startup category after raising a huge $73 million round announced in November, the buy-sell Craigslist competitor has remained nearly silent about its plans until 2015.
Founders Nick Huzar and Arean van Veelen broke that silence in the fall to talk about the massive plans for OfferUp. The biggest goal? Create something so great that no one has to use Craigslist again to buy or sell stuff.
OfferUp is hyperlocal, hypermobile friendly and growing like crazy. The startup said $2.9 billion of transactions were made on the site between January and November.

Eldest in the back, middle of the picture, striped jacket on.