We can’t be with the cousins at the lake this summer, so they sent us a piece of the night view. Thanks Caitlin! We miss you all.
Simultaneous evening activities.
At once the worst and best photo of this series, you can see in the glass these kids reacting to the unexpected behavior of this Grizzly at the zoo today. After pacing with it’s partner in the background for a good while, it decided a dip in the pool was in order, and delighted us by diving for sticks, scratching it’s back on a rock, and bouncing bouyantly for no reason apparent other than the joy of it.
As excited as we were to see this, I wouldn’t have thought it anything special until a woman exclaimed, “In all the years I’ve been coming here, I’ve never seen it do anything like this!” That hit the spot!
This guy was waiting for a bully to finish at the hummingbird feeder. It wasn’t another bird who kept chasing him away; it was a bee!
I took this last week when we took some friends to Pike Place Market, but it suits a quote I saw on a sign today: “Weird is a side effect of awesome.”
Photos by Delaney, at the Pacific Science Center’s butterfly garden.
We kayaked on Lake Union today. I recommend this to anyone visiting Seattle; it’s a fantastic way to experience downtown and take in some incredible views. We rewarded ourselves with chicken and fries at the far end of the lake. This, too, is highly recommended.
So much driftwood lines the beaches of puget sound. Past visitors have made forts that the kids and visiting friends played in during a visit to Whidbey Island today. They made new forts too, while Ruth and I obsessively combed the beach for sea glass and unique rocks. Tons of rocks, very little sea glass.
After a good greasy lunch, we hit Fort Casey, where we further obsessed in our efforts to spot a seal or whale. We had better luck with sea glass.