Friday, December 31, 2010

Random December 2010 photos

I am beginning to believe this vacation life has some promise.
 Here are some random shots from the month of December. The first picture (above) of the Olympics was taken at around 4:30PM today.

Wood Ducks


With the Lovely at Cle Elum Lake

Sunrise Beach shot from yesterday

 Swan Song on Sylvia lake
 Cold Rainier

 Morning Rainier shot from the Harbor


Frozen Nail on porch

Our son Matt and new Daughter in Law Emily!
 Mizu Chef in Gig Harbor....(order the Salmon)

Moonrise shot from our porch

Our Christmas 2010 photo of family (no daughter was hurt while taking this picture)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Eagles


There was a pair of Eagles  along Ray Nash Dr. yesterday. Here are some pictures of the event.





Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday AM Majesty

We woke up to an amazing Friday morning sunrise shining on the Olympic Mountains.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Clam lunch

It was quite a show today as I watched the Surf Scooters dive for Clams in our backyard.
 I can't imagine how in the world they digest these good sized clams!



Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa is in town.....

Santa visited Gig Harbor tonight. It was a fun and COLD night. Here are my two favorite Forza Coffee servers... (video of Santa below)
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video

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Barrow's are back...

 The ducks are finally back down from Canada on their way down to Mexico for the Winter. One of my favorite species is the Barrows Goldeneye. Here are a couple pictures from today!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Towhee-ing

The Spotted Towhee's have been very busy in our backyard around our bird feeder since the recent snow.  Here are a few shots from my office window....


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Loopy Robins

 I came across a bunch of Robins the other day getting a little tipsy on some local red berries. The one above would of been legally drunk for sure....

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Birds

Snow Crow
 Snow Seagull
 Snow Junco

Snow Junco
 Snow Bufflehead
 
 Snow Junco with snow flake eye 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chum Run!

Snout out
Late Fall in the Gig Harbor area means one thing…..Annual Chum Salmon runs. These pictures were taken yesterday in the Rosedale area. The tide was high enough that the Salmon could go straight into the Culvert pipe that ends up running underneath a road and into a stream.
Up the pipe

View from below