Saturday, June 28, 2014

One happy pooped pup

Unlike a lot of Border Collies, Casey will usually let you know when he's red-lined after about 10 or 15 minutes of non-stop activity, in this case Frisbeeing. One big plop, followed by a huge smile that says, "Wasn't that something? Am I special or what?" is the give-away to wrap it up. 

Or is it, "Thanks, man. We gotta do that again...real soon"?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Baby cake stakeout

A mandatory stop on a walk through 
Marsha's Seattle neighborhood, and one of Casey's favorite stakeouts, is Verite's Cupcake Royale, arguably the best espresso joint in town.

And this smiley face isn't in anticipation of a Stomptown coffee brew, but maybe, just maybe, a chunk of Marsha's vanilla baby cake, with pink frosting. Working her over with irresitible, direct Border collie eye contact, before we head back home, ought to do it.

It won't be long now.

Child's play.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Stella's stakeout nap

Window stakeouts are Stella's life - 24/7 - but under such stressful circumstances like inventorying hummingbirds and Jays, even tracking squirrels,  a cat nap in the sun is the absolutely perfect way to refuel for her late-night crazies.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Favorite weekend photo - Mister Serenity

Godzilla and the bees

Aside from this year's magnificent purple blooms, the most eye-catching rhody phenomena today was a single honey bee, among the usual squadrons of pollen foragers, that was a standout size-wise. For awhile we were ready to depart from conventional wisdom, or more correctly science, thinking that we photographed a queen bee collecting pollen.

As soon as we Googled it later we were set straight, that apart from swarms, the queens never leave the hives.