Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Holiday Lights at The Grotto

A waterfall is illuminated by Holiday lights at The Grotto Sanctuary Festival of Lights in Portland, Oregon

Monday, January 12, 2015

Foster Love

Foster a Dog this year, the need is incredible and the rewards are immeasurable.
http://www.greatpyreneesrescuesociety.org/

Friday, January 09, 2015

I love it when a shot aligns perfectly.  When you are at the right place at the right time, and there it is.  The reflection of the sunspot on the waters of Suttle Lake as seen through the perfectly round hole in this burned-out snag happened just this way.  The double sun flare is at first confusing, but awesome! Enjoy...
Geese rest on the Mill Pond in Bend, Oregon backed by Holiday lights on a nearby residence...
Sunset over Portland, Oregon

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Oneonta Gorge in the middle of the blizzard last Thursday.   It was so quiet, so peaceful.  No one else was around and the silence was so beautiful.  I hope that this gives some notion of that feeling.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rusty and his Soulmate in Charlestown, on the Oregon Coast
Supermoon rising in Portland, Oregon
Bridge of the Gods at sunrise in Cascade Locks, Or.
 The view down the Columbia Gorge from Hood River

“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.”
(Edmund Hillary)
Broken Top with a fresh coat this morning at Sunrise

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sunrise at Black Butte in Central Oregon, with the original fire lookout, a classic cascade style that is rarely seen anymore.  This structure is flanked in this shot by two peaks, Mt. Hood in the background on the right and Three Fingered Jack in the foreground on the left.  Iphoneography at it's best.

Rarely do I post pictures of this guy but these creatures are so vital in our lives.  The love and companionship they provide are unparalleled.  Thanks, dude.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spider enjoys a morning meal in my tomatoes...they have provided well for this little friend


Classic Mt. Hood shot through the veil of the 36 Pit Fire in Estacada  Seems to be a theme in my photos this summer sadly.  My thoughts go out to all folks in Weed and the surrounding area right now.  That area has been pummeled this Summer.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Reflections of a recent Supermoon as viewed in the waters of Trillium Lke adjacent Mt. Hood, Oregon

Surfer at Indian Beach

A surfer enjoys the break at Indian Beach, Or with The abandoned Tillamook Rock Lighthouse in the background.  This lighthouse is a fascinating story.  The mere construction of this structure took over two years to complete and claimed one life in the making.  Lighthouse workers were often stuck for months without provisions due to the incredible weather that just batters this rock.  Days before the completion of the lighthouse, a ship called the Laputa approached the coast in horrible conditions.  The men at the Rock attempted to warn her with an enormous bonfire to no avail as in the morning it was discoverd the Laputa had struck the coast and killed all 16 passengers with only the crew's dog surviving. A mile offshore, the Lighthouse was decommissioned in 1957 due to the fact that "terrible Tilly" was the most expensive Lighthouse to operate in the nation.

Oregon Pollinator hard at work

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Making friends on the Oregon Coast.  Wine and Seafood Festival in Charleston...Highly recommend
making the trip and stopping by 7Devils Brewery in Coos bay...Hang outside by the fire pit, drink good libations, and make a few new friends.