Saturday, February 4, 2017

A belated welcome to 2017

 We've been busy, busy, busy the last couple of months and I can't believe we are in February of 2017!  While I haven't added any blog posts in a good while, we've still been out and about.  
 
D'light is still critter crazy and he loves hunting this time of year!

 
 
 
 
 
 
His favorite critters!
 
 
A Grey squirrel saying "You want to catch me?"
 
 
A Douglas squirrel saying "You can't catch me!"

  Catty likes this time of year with the cooler temperatures when out walking.
 
 
 
 
We've had some nice blue sky winter days!
 
 

 
"Enough pictures! Let's get moving!"

 
 Hard to believe that this year marks 9 years old for sweet D'light. 
 
 
 
 
Catty is somewhere between 13 and 14 years old. While she is slowing down, she's still full of terrier spunk and attitude.
 

 
 
Her sleeping hours have increased and she sleeps in the oddest positions!
 
 
 
 
 
We still enjoy what the environment has to offer.  We've had many amazing sunrises from our deck. Here are just a few.
 
  
Lake Washington, Seward Park and Mt. Rainier
 


 Another shot of Lake Washington, Seward Park and Mt Rainier

Lake Washington, I-90 bridge and the Cascade Mountain range
 
 
We are always looking for fungi on our outings!
 
 
 
 

 
 
A great shot from Seward Park of Mt Rainier.
 
 
 
 
Lots of wonderful birds that have migrated down for the winter.
 
 
Common Goldeneye - one female and four males


Double-Crested Cormorant


Male  Ring-Necked Duck
 
Male and female Common Merganser in foreground.
Male and female Gadwell in background

 
Female Bufflehead.  The male was underwater hunting for a meal.
 

American Coots!
 

We've also taken a number of road trips out of Seattle.  D'light loves the trips and he's always up for a new adventure.
 

 
 
 One of the many ferry rides leaving Seattle heading over the Olympic Peninsula.


 
 
Cormorants handing out as we ferry into Bainbridge Island
 
 
 
The Dungeness valley in Sequim.  We find a flock of Trumpeter Swans grazing against the backdrop of the Olympic Mountain range. Sequim is a great place to visit as it gets half the rainfall as Seattle. This is thanks to the Olympic rainshadow
 
 
 
 
The Strait of Juan de Fuca and to the left is the New Dungeness Lighthouse


 
 
Late January sunset at the Nearshore and Estuarine Restoration Project
 

 
We are anticipate a very busy 2017 so we are still on a foster break.   
 
D'light thinking about all the fun adventures!


 
 
Catty resting up for what awaits us!
 

 
 

2 comments:

  1. Happy New Year and welcome back, Julee!! We missed those beautiful furry faces and scenes of the Pacific NW. We're looking forward to more adventures...

    Sweet dreams, Miss Cattie and happy hunting, sweet D'light!

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to post once a week :)

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