Tar and Abby

Sunday, May 29, 2016

From the gnomes -

Memorial Day!
We are very fortunate to have all military family members return from wars.

Blessings to those that did not return and to their families.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

donald....Halloween....China


 




ak! donald masks for Halloween. Made in China
Which says something ironic on many levels but my head is spinning.

Monday, May 23, 2016

A doggy smile

There is nothing like a doggy smile. Eldest, granddoggy, DIL taking picture.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dear Tank,

Abby would like you to know that she caught and had a gastronomic experience with a second squirrel. She also wants you to know that she now spends all her time under the pine tree and she didn't share with Tar. She says good luck with your squirrel hunting. xoxoxox

(Tank belongs to my nephew-in-law and family. You can read about Tank and various family members here Confessions of a Dumb, White Guy 
or you can order the book here.  Or other places mentioned in the blog.
WARNING - The book had The Engineer in tears he was laughing so hard)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gnomes!

are out and about now that the weather is very springy and summer ahead! They are on the lookout for squirrels, cats and low-flying politicians!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When the political season gets too much - remember the dung beetle

They dance to the stars...

On top of their ball of dung they dance around and memorize the stars to navigate.
Somehow makes me feel better :-)

Full story here
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now taken a new step in understanding the existence of these unique beetles: when the beetles dance on top of a ball of dung, they simultaneously take a photograph - a snapshot - of how celestial bodies are positioned.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now taken a new step in understanding the existence of these unique beetles: when the beetles dance on top of a ball of dung, they simultaneously take a photograph - a snapshot - of how celestial bodies are positioned.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now taken a new step in understanding the existence of these unique beetles: when the beetles dance on top of a ball of dung, they simultaneously take a photograph - a snapshot - of how celestial bodies are positioned.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now taken a new step in understanding the existence of these unique beetles: when the beetles dance on top of a ball of dung, they simultaneously take a photograph - a snapshot - of how celestial bodies are positioned.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Boulder from the last ice age


One of my favorite classes in college was for a science credit - Geology.
Basically all of eastern WA is one big display of the Great Floods during the last ice age about 15,000 and 13,000 years ago.

 This is a granodiorite erratic boulder or basically --
"a rock or boulder that differs from the surrounding rock and is believed to have been brought from a distance by glacial action."

The rumor that the large mound beside our house and why our kitchen is smaller than all the others in the neighborhood is there is one of these boulders.... The neighbor wants to build a fence along that
area and we will have to do some digging, moving of a tree, etc. And if we find the boulder you can bet we'll post pictures.

Monday, May 2, 2016

If you want to visit Seattle...



Hurry before it all sinks into the Sound.
Big Bertha is tunneling away to replace the freeway down by the waterfront - pictured on the left.
Lots of problems, sink holes, running into things...
And today another sinkhole but way out by where Youngest used to live resulting from another
underground project.
Youngest works close to where Bertha is working. Can only hope she doesn't take all of downtown
Seattle with her.