I have a special relationship with a Crow

I captured this footage today so that I could tell this cute story.  Over the past month this crow has been watching me play fetch with Paco and Cookie.  A couple of weeks ago after our fetch session I started holding a treat up in the air and I would go place it on the bird bath.  I would then go in the house with the dogs and observe.  As soon as I close the door he swoops down and eats the treats and also enjoys them with some water 🙂  That was video #1

I decided to set up the GoPro on the actual bird bath and this is what happened.  He or she (doesn’t matter) brought the kid for a snack.  It’s my guess.   This is a remarkable close up of their behavior together.  There are also a couple of bees hanging around 🙂 I hope you enjoy this.  The only pit fall is that the crop and upload to YouTube killed the high-definition. bummer.  The raw stuff is amazing.

Video #2


Video #1

I had music on in the background and I guess it was picked up by the YouTube copyright Police.  This video previously contained a copyrighted audio track. Due to a claim by a copyright holder, the audio track has been muted.

Memorial Day on Mt. Si

This is how I spent my Memorial Day on May 26th, 2014.  Hiking with friends in the Cascade Mountain Range.  We had a mixed bag of weather but ended with beautiful sun breaks when we needed them.  This is our picture story 🙂


Started off with as beautiful drive eastbound on I-90 towards North Bend.


Our gear! We were prepared with all the essentials in case of emergency. Hiking poles recommended.



The trees are so tall that all you can do is look up and see green all around. Lots of moss growing on the trees every where.



Steady pace keep trekking because before long you will not have the luxury of these types of steps when we close to the top it gets rocky rocky road.

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First siting of an outcrop! We’re getting close to the top!



When we arrived at the top a cloud was sitting there. Within 20 minutes it floated away and the sun came out to play.




Here comes the sun!



What’s Momma doing?


more sun breaks!


There are two people in black standing at the top of the tree line. This will give you scale of the hay stack!


The Memorial


note: fire arm was carried up top discreetly, hidden and with respect. Sole purpose was for staged photo at top to memorialize all veterans. Magazine was empty. All in accordance with the laws and registered in the State of Washington.


The Unit! These veterans all served together historically in such places like Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.


Patches just spotted a chipmunk.


Chugg-a-Lug Lexie you carried the heaviest pack 4 miles up the mountain.

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Just a green rock I stumbled across. 🙂

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A Happy Place for all!