At long last, the rain returns to Seattle.

Still not that strong of a swimmer. She goes out for the stick, but then knocks it underwater with her flailing swimming style and loses it. (at Mount Baker Beach)

This is FIFI, a B-29 “Superfortress” bomber that’s visiting Seattle (and our back yard apparently). It’s 70 years old, made in Seattle and the only one of its kind still flying.

TWO sticks. Dominance, asserted.

Pressure washed the deck recently and left this board to the end just to show off. #nofilter

Not an illusion. #latergram

Crater Lake is a caldera that was created when volcanic Mount Mazama collapsed about 7700 years ago. It’s about 2100 feet (655 meters) deep with clear blue water. No water runs in or out of the lake - it only evaporates and gets filled with rain or run-off.
If you go, do it in the summer - it’s 7000 feet up and gets over 40 feet of snow a year, closing most roads and facilities. This time of year you can walk to the rim. (at Crater Lake National Park)

We had the pleasure of spending the weekend with Deb and John Kiger in Sonoma County. They are my cousins and until this weekend, we had never met them.
They own and operate Kiger Family Vineyards, the most sustainably run vineyard you’ll find.
This photo is Deb with one of their dogs, a Maremma named Francesco. Maremmas are Italian and bred for protecting livestock. Francesco and Marco protect the sheep that do weed control in the vineyard. Wonderful, people, wonderful critters. I hope we can get back soon.

Hard to believe, at some point, someone said “Yes! This is the perfect name for this ice cream vending machine.”

The stuff of bad dreams. (at Cargo Inc of Portland)