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Seattle’s Columbia Tower

Today was good and hot, and clear, and a great day for a trip to the Columbia Tower. On the 73rd floor, there is an observation deck where you get the best views of the city and surrounding area… you can see forever.  Well… you be the judge…


The address of the Columbia Center. And what category does this also fall under? Numbers for the The Daily Post Photo Challenge!


Going up?


First thing’s first… coffee at Starbucks on the 40th floor!


Mount Rainier… 65 miles from the Columbia Center…


… and to the north is Mount Baker which is 136 miles from the Columbia Center


Century Link Stadium and Safeco Field


We are about 400 feet above the Space Needle


City of Bellevue


Seattle Skyline… from above


The Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains in the background

It was a great day, and I have so much more to share!!  🙂  Hope you’ve had a great Saturday too!

Eye Spy… A Window Strike


This little pygmy owl was carrying his prey, wasn’t watching where he was going, and slammed into my sliding glass door, knocking him out for quite a while.  If this ever happens to you, give the poor animal a couple of hours to come out of it.  If it’s not in harms way, just leave it be.  If there are dogs or cats or other predators around, then put it in a box, keep it quiet and safe, and leave it alone for a couple of hours (do NOT keeping peeking in at it).  Yes, it may very well take a solid 2 hours to come out of it.  If, however, you see signs of injury such as blood, it needs to be taken immediately to your nearest rehab & rescue center.  The same holds true if it’s still not able to fly after 2 hours. It may have suffered head trauma.

One final note, sometimes when we see an eagle or other bird of prey on the ground, we immediately think it’s injured.  This is not always the case.  It may have just eaten and is not able to take flight yet. Keep an eye on it for a couple of hours.  If you’re able to approach it after a couple of hours of being on the ground, then it’s time to call your nearest rehab & rescue center and ask their advice.  As always, if you need help finding your closest rescue center, contact me. I can help.

In response to The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge:  Eye Spy.

As for the pygmy owl above, he was out cold and laying on his back, opened his eyes eventually, flipped over onto his feet, regained his senses, then took off after about 30 minutes.  I had the extreme displeasure of cleaning up the headless prey that he left behind.

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Transition

My son, AJ, and his BFF, G.  They met when they were 2-1/2 and 1-1/2 respectively and were raised as “brothers from another mother.”  This is their transition through the years.  In response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge.

“No friendship is an accident.” ―O. Henry, Heart of the West

April 24, 2008 005

AJ 3-1/2 G 2-1/2

Aug and Sept 2009 004

G 3, AJ 4

Memorial Weekend 2009 013

AJ 4, G 3

graysons bday 035 (1)

AJ 5, G 4

2010 April 015 (1)

AJ 6, G 5

2011 09 24 Morgan's wedding 019

AJ 7, G 6

2012 09 015

AJ 8, G 7

2012 12 Mobile 043

G 8, AJ 9

2013 Misc 068

G 8, AJ 9


G 9, AJ 10


G 10, AJ 11 (December 2015)