Saturday, January 30, 2010

SNAIL Hunting

The Seagulls are out hunting again daily over Ray Nash Bay for their favorite delicacy…sea snails. I covered this pursuit in another blog about a year ago. This ritual still amazes me and thought I would share. All of these pictures were taken yesterday except the first two.. If you click on the pictures you can see the snails (especially the last one) much better.


Seagull sees Sea Snail under water and DIVES (call me Dr Seuss)

Collision with the water...
The Prize!
Getting ready to break the pinata
The drop
Is she going to break?
Oh yeah, medium rare, just the way I like it!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sweet Home Alabama

I took this picture today in Georgia with my Blackberry....Heading home now...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cushman Trail, Phase 2

Cindi and I headed out today for our first walk on the new expanded Cushman trail. We started at Rosedale Road and headed East up the hill about a mile until it ended at Grandview. We then headed back West on the trail back over Rosedale road to the end of the trail down by Burnham Drive (around 1.5 miles). We were very surprised at of what a nice trail it was and the cool views that we had never seen before. Just be aware that there are very few level stretches on the entire hike.

Give it a try!

Monday, January 18, 2010

So, you think you can dance?

I watched from my office window (and snapped pictures) this morning a pair of male Barrow’s Goldeneye duck’s ( courting a female friend. It was quite entertaining. Their dual sort of reminded me of my Junior High days when the guy’s would show off in front of the girls hoping to get one of them to care…. Enjoy..
Male #1 stargazer move
Male #2 stargazer move
Check out these muscles!
Electric water slide...
Male #2 wins her heart..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Death, Taxes and Tides

One of the things I love about living near the Puget Sound is watching the tides change throughout the day. This morning at around 8:30AM was an extremely high tide of +14 feet. At around 3:00PM it was down to around a +2 feet. Check out the differences!

Neighbors bulk head at 8:30AM +14 feetNeighbors bulk head 3:00PM +2 feet

Our dock at 8:30AM +14 feet
Our dock at 3:00PM +2 feet

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Seattle Scene

Cindi and I took our Nephew Dan Pleau and our youngest daughter, Ashley to downtown Seattle this afternoon. The crowds were considerably less than a couple of weeks ago. It is always a good time checking out the sights and sounds around Pike’s Place Market and Westlake Mall.….There is always something going on…live music on the streets, War protests, street preachers, etc…

Singers in front of Pike Place Market..

Cindi, Ashley and Dan at the original Starbucks...Established in 1971

The one and only, Pikes Place Market

Shoppers and protester going about their day... Gum anyone?? pick your flavor
Dan hanging out with the family...

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Blue Moon

Taken this morning (1/1/2010) at 12:35AM. Blue moons occur about once every two and a half years, which is the origin of the saying "once in a blue moon."