Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Friday, April 20, 2018

Saturday's Critters

One day we drove down to the nearby ponds, hoping to see some newly hatched Canada Geese - something caught my eye in a Flowering Quince bush.  This cute little Bushtit was busy building or tidying up the nest.  It was hard to get a good photo - as she hopped in and out so fast.

 She was using spider webs to fasten the nest to the branches of the bush.

 Lots of moss and lichens went into building the nest.
 The nest is very long - like a sock - so I couldn't see if there were any eggs or babies in it - though I doubt there were babies, as the mother was not bringing any food in, only materials for nest building.

 We stopped by on a different day - that was rather rainy - but didn't see the little bird.

We'll keep going back - this is only a few blocks from our house.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Play Ball !!

Tonight is Opening Day for the Seattle Mariners - and the kids got all dressed up in their uniforms to celebrate the day.
Donnie Doll, Sally Jo, Abby and Poppy Sunshine

Donnie Doll, Candy D., Kyla, and Sally Jo 
We're ready for the game!
 Play ball !!!!

 Sally Jo is taking pictures of everyone

 Poppy and Abbey wave their pennants

Now Abby will take pictures -  let's take turns

 Bat, ball, cap, sneakers - yep, Donnie is ready.

Sammy loves her sunglasses and stripey shoes that match her dress. 

 Hurray for the home team!

Great game !
 High Five!
Let me get a picture of that!

Do you have a favorite baseball team?
Donnie, Candy D, Kyla, Sally Jo, Sammy, Abby and Poppy Sunshine - ready for a great season of baseball.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Pintail Ducks

Another of our plentiful overwintering ducks are the Pintails.  I love their little cheeping whistle - and the beauty of their feathers.
 Such striking feather designs - and their wonderful  blue beaks!
 They often flock with Mallards

 A nap by the bay shows off their feathers