Sunday, November 20, 2016

Your Sunday Squirrel

Here's a nice fall squirrel from the archives.  He's actually Mr. November on the 2017 calendar.  He was quite chubby.  I went by Denny Park today and it's just as in-progress as it was a month ago.  I ran into a squirrel, but he found better things to do before I could get out the camera.  Oh well, someday they'll be finished.  

Not a Bakery

This store opened in my building this weekend.  It's called Cookies, but it doesn't look like a bakery.  I googled it and it's supposed to be a clothing store.  I just figured it was an extension of the weed shop next door and they were giving out free stuff, hence the line.  I'll investigate to see what this place is about and whether they charge $40 for a lousy tshirt.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Your Sunday Squirrel

Here's the calendar's cover squirrel.  I took this photo last summer.  It looks like he's pointing to the caption, doesn't it?  That's impossible because squirrels can't read.

Halloween 2016

I carved this barfing pumpkin.  I made one very much like it a few years ago.  I carved four more, including another barfing pumpkin and a pumpkin getting barfed on.  All in all, it was a great Halloween out in Edmonds.  The house scared away more children than it brought in.  That's what I call success.

Across the Street...

...there's Max Headroom.  Remember him?  I don't.  He wasn't on for very long and I was out of the country.  The place across the street (which is going to be an arcade of sorts, honest) is playing him constantly to keep the homeless from camping out.  So far, it's been very successful.  

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Your Sunday Squirrel

Here's the guy from last week.  He's almost in focus!  Almost!  I'm going to undertake the fabulous 2017 calendar next weekend, so wish me luck.  This photo won't be in it.  Seriously, I have dozens and dozens of tough choices to make.

Zoo Day

I went to the zoo today for the Pumpkin Bash.  I was able to answer the burning question: what on earth do tigers do with pumpkins? Answer: they carry them around in their mouths.  For once, we got a decent spot for the hippos, who are by far the most entertaining:
They both did a lot of chomping.
The river otters got their pumpkins yesterday, but they're always amusing.  They like to run around and swim and then run around some more.  They appear to be probably the happiest animals anywhere.  I guess the key is running around and swimming.
There was also a giraffe..
And some penguins:
 
And that was my trip to the zoo.  

A New (Future) Place!


On Blanchard, between 2nd and 3rd, there used to be a pet store.  They closed over six months ago (maybe more) and I just figured the space would remain empty forever, but no.  It's going to be a poke place.  As long as it's affordable, I'm totally for it.  It looks like it could possibly be yummy.  I hope it opens soon, but things always seem to take longer in this bleak sector of this godforsaken town.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Meanwhile, in Snohomish...

...deer!  These guys, a doe and two fawns, hang out at my parents' house.  They were OK with me looking at them, but they really didn't dig me on the tractor.

Your Sunday Squirrel

I swung by Denny Park today on the off-chance of catch sight of something squirrel-like.  The result was genuine squirrel.