Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So close... yet so far, far away.

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away... There stood one person who had not seen Star Wars. This is her story.

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Do your owls have large talons?"

So in October Joe and I saw an owl fly by our car and ever since then he has been trying to get a picture of it. Today was that day.
It started out a couple of days ago when Joe saw a baby owl and today he decided to follow where it went and ran into the owl we saw originally. Hopefully someday we will be able to get a picture of them together!

This type of bird is a Barred Owl.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Welcome to Washingon!

As Joseph and I were moving to Washington from Utah just as we got into Washington state it started raining like crazy and I was driving next to a semi who was also kicking up buckets of water at my window. Joseph calls me and says "Welcome to Washington." It hasn't rained like that since we have been here until today.

Today was another crazy week for weather. This time it flooded! Last year around this time there was flooding south of our home and this year it was state wide. They closed down I-5 near Centrailia and all of the passes to get anywhere so everyone was stuck in the middle of the state.

These are some of the pictures of the creek flooding over the driveway.

Over on the left is usually dipped into a U shape and the creek is little and flowing through...

This is the little creek that is almost a river!

I was able to get my car through that by the way...

Snow? Who said anything about snow?

So according to most people that live in Washington it doesn't snow in December. Normally it snows six or seven times in January but never in December. Well of course this being my first year here I don't expect anything to be normal.

Right around Christmas it snowed and snowed and snowed for about two weeks straight and unlike Utah there is no plow system at all!! We were stuck at home a couple of times because it was too dangerous to drive. Crazy Stuff.