Monday, March 31, 2014

Scenic Beach State Park, WA

YOO-HOO  Anyone to home? you think it's safe to check it out?

Joe Emel House built in 1911. 

Lincoln-log-looking cabin built by Grandpa Joe when he was 16.

Doesn't take much to imagine how this place will look when it fully greens up.

The clear gray pool in that knot hole was teeming with mosquito larvae.  We tried to convince ourselves they were dragonfly naiads, but the truth is the truth, enough so that I was glad we were here in the spring while they were not yet out and about!  (And sorry Katy...I do have to point out that your feet look like they have on white socks, but those are bare feet in those sandals.)

Which is brighter...the reflection from her feet or from the sunlight glinting off the water behind those trees?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Texas Jelly Bean

I mean, it's just a piece of candy, right?  I think you might be exaggerating about how hot it is, Penny. 

Ummm...well, it is getting kinda warm...but I'm cool.  I'm cool.  It's just a piece of candy.

Asbestos tongues pretty much run in our family, most of us having been weaned on toothpicks soaked in cinnamon oil, red-hot Fire Stix or those really hot square cinnamon suckers, not to mention New Mexico peppers, but this little blazing blast from my past packs a hot wallop like no other.  

Hand it to these two troopers!  Witness the pain, but did they spit it out?  They might have, had the thought ever crossed their minds, but I think their brains just kind of shut down and didn't allow for any rational thought for a while.  Survivors just getting through the moment.