Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Fish Hatchery

Wednesday was a beaut!  The sun was out and we had that deep blue sky we sometimes see in Fall.  Very nice.

Today was overcast, but water did not fall from the sky.  We visited the Issaquah fish hatchery.  The fish are still returning.  This guy was trying to make it up the weir, but to no avail.  That is an impenetrable barrier, they have to go up the fish ladder.

See the dark spots in the water?  Those are fish.  The fish ladders were closed (we don't know why) so the fish were queuing up for release from the holding area.

A bug we saw on the window when we got back to the truck.

After the fish hatchery, we went into Bellevue and walked for a couple of miles. The beds have all been planted with autumn plants.  I love the colors of cabbage.

We have nothing much to report from the GPNW.  I continue with my fruitless search for new jeans.  It's very frustrating.  Jeans seem to come in super skinny for the very young, or they're high waisted with "tummy flattening panels".  I don't want either!  I want jeans like I had 20 years ago, but maybe a little bigger.  When we get back to Tucson, I think I'm going to order one of everything from Zappos (free shipping, free returns) and try to find a pair that way.  Shopping has just been too aggravating. 
It's now raining pigs and chickens.

1 comment:

  1. I think "your" bug was a Stink Bug" - a new invasive species... Check it out at :