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Bird Feeder

We were walking the IB pier today and came upon this gentleman wagging a small mackerel at an osprey perched on a light pole. 

She wasn’t interested in the small fish initially, but his whistles finally brought her down to grab at the meal. They have done this before. 

Thanks to past experience, he knew how much those talons can hurt.

And he dropped the fish before she could grab it.

She swooped back around though, so he raised it again for another pass.

This time, success!

He hasn’t named her yet, but probably soon.


Just Another

It’s always the same.

It’s always different.

There’s always something to do.

There’s always nothing to be done.


Sky Rat

I always thought pigeons looked a little greasy. I now see that even in flight they do. But they also, like all things that fly, are pretty spectacular.


Reasons Why

This house is the southernmost building on the U.S. West coast. The washed-up flipper reminded me of another picture I took several years ago on a beach thousands of miles away. Those are the reasons I took this picture.


The Fourth


For the 4th, we joined friends at their neighborhood beach club on the lake. We paddle boarded, kayaked, swam, played foosball and ate. And it was just barely warm enough to do it all.


20140705-125034-46234218.jpgD did the most swimming, but JJ did go off the high platform. I was in a kayak with J at the time, so couldn’t document it, but I did get this:20140705-125012-46212358.jpg



20130804-205752.jpgSo 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. 20130804-205717.jpg

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.20130804-205734.jpg