Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Post That Took 2 Days

Summer is here! I mostly wanted to show off a bunch of pictures I've been taking of stuff I've been up to. This has been a lot milder summer than it was last year, which is good for me, I wilt in the heat. But since it's been so nice Andy and I have been taking walks in the woods at American Lake to do some bird watching! There are a lot of Western Tanagers hanging around and this year there's a pair of Bullock's Orioles hanging around.

Also with summer all the cottonwoods are aflurry with their seeds, making it look like it's been snowing in June.

Foxgloves are blooming, and the ferns are at their greenest. It's one of the things I love most about the undergrowth here, the huge fern forests.

For Father's Day, Andy and I went with my dad and mom to the Olympia Farmer's Market followed by lunch at the Mercato, and then went to the Olympia Flight Museum's air show! Apparently it's been going on annually for like ten years and for some reason this was the first time I'd ever heard of it.

It was really a lot of fun. My dad was like a kid in a candy store, if it were candy that FLIES.

P-51! P-51! P-51! It was awesome to see the P-51 Mustang in action, they did a dogfight as a finale!

They had a lot of different planes there, and some of them looked happy to be there.

Gratuitous artsy plane macro photography...

Both Andy and I really enjoy learning about WWII, both of us have very important family history from that era, so whenever there's WWII stuff around, we're fascinated by it. There happened to be a guy dressed up in full WWII paratrooper gear. A full (I think he said) 80 pounds of equipment. He had a helper walking around with him in case he fell over and, like a turtle I imagine, couldn't get up again. It was some serious gear.

Somehow we found time to start cleaning out our walk-in closet, and finally got around to replacing a box that we've had since we got Rothko. It had some of Andy's photography supplies in it, and for some reason the cat tended to chew on it. He doesn't eat cardboard, but he likes the sound of his teeth going through it. It was particularly bad when he was teething, but now he does it as a habit. This particular box has been Rothko's favorite, and we periodically turned it to attempt to discourage him with a fresh unchewed side.

We couldn't save the box. It looks like we had problems with mice.

Grunty and Andy: catnap buddies.

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