Tar and Abby

Sunday, July 31, 2016

the whole damn state is on fire. again.

Actually mostly the eastern half. Two have joined up and are headed to the reservation  - where all the bad chemicals are stored and being rendered inactive and the active plant where The Engineer works. right now it is at 50,000 acres. The last big fire we had here on the reservation was 100,000 acres. And there are three others at last count.
 On the other hand the boat races continue. You should be able to see the hills and mountains at the back of this picture. And the sky should be blue...
Our fire is called Range 12
Update - Range 12 fire - 60,000 acres
New fire about 10 miles south.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Abby is gobsmacked!

From FB
"This little squirrel keeps coming in through my doggy door to hang out with my cat..."

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Updates on the kids

Twins - Daughter and Eldest Son are 31 (!!!) Kai doggy is about two - rescue doggy. DIL - only her mother gets to release her age :-) And Youngest Son is 27.
Daughter is going to Japan this fall for a trip. Eldest and DIL are headed to Alaska to visit some of her siblings. Youngest will be in India for three weeks this Fall to conduct training.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Heron chicks

The Seattle Times photo
Picture published in Seattle paper.
Fun fact. If heron chicks are alone in a nest and a raccoon starts to climb
their tree to hurt them - the chicks will lean over the side of the nest
and vomit on the raccoon.
(I wrote a book about a natural pond for the nieces and nephews and you
can bet I included that - illustrated even :-)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wildlife Wednesday

Handsome elk on the Cold War site here in SE WA.
The Engineer's plant is out in the middle of all of this.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Feed Me, Seymour!

The tomato plant making a move on the flowers.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

We broke Hood Canal Bridge

Been over, and under, this bridge a number of times. Especially important in the tourist season. Allows folks to get to the Olympic National Forest and catch ferries to Vancouver Island. Hoped to get it fit back together soon.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Osprey nest

From a local paper.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016