March 31, 2010
The Sky Was Full Of Magnificence (And Also Some Clouds)
One of my favorite remedies for a hard day is to go find something pretty to photograph. If it's spectacularly gorgeous, all the better. We've had rain all week and so what a delight it was to see the clouds part and show off their colors in the sunset. I wandered a bit, but finally found great vistas of these amazing Spring clouds at sunset. Hope you enjoy.
March 28, 2010
Seth's Birthday...A Month Later
We celebrated my brother Seth's birthday in Lacey this year. Brant, Jackie, and Maddie Mae were in Princeton at the time, so they joined us via Skype. The audio on our end wasn't working, so the speaker on the cellphone was used instead. It was a family effort to make sure B&J were included in the fun. After The Opening of the Presents, we went to the park to play on a beautiful early-Spring day, a snow-covered Mt. Rainier in the background.
March 10, 2010
Afternoon At The Zoo: In Which The Sea Lions Are Visited And Swim Around And Around
Dear Adalie, Kylia, Zoie, and Maddie Mae (aka, The Best Nieces Ever!),
On Monday I went to the zoo. I wish I could have taken you with me, but since I couldn't, I decided to take lots of pictures of the animals just for you. Today, I'm going to tell you about my visit with the sea lions.
There were two sea lions at the zoo that day. They were swimming around and around in their large deep pool. Did you know they swim with their eyes closed? When they get near the giant window, they rub their bellies against the glass so they know when to turn. Even though they flop around awkwardly on land, in the water, they are as graceful as ballerinas—giant ballerinas with whiskers, that is!
They have smooth fine fur and large whiskers next to their noses. Notice how big their flippers are!
I hope you enjoyed my pictures of the sea lions. Did you know that you can visit sea lions on the Oregon coast as well? Maybe someday we will do that together.
Lots of love and hugs and kisses,
March 08, 2010
Goofball One and Goofball Two
Oh, those precious goofy faces.