Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Different Path
Wildly different emotions today...
Today is my last as a full-time broadcaster.
I am now semi-retired, working just two mornings a week to help clients with creative work and production.
That means more time for more adventures for the two of us!
Let's go!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This little swallow doesn't believe what he's hearing!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Calm Waters
These lily pads glow in the dappled sunlight!

Monday, July 28, 2014



Too Close!
We were glad to see this great blue heron while walking the lake on  Saturday.  He was happy to pose-- till we got a bit too close.  But Laura and I both got lots of pictures!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Edge Of The Lake
...with the morning sun shining through the trees

Saturday, July 26, 2014

You Don't Have To Be Loud...
...a little mystery works just fine.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Even When Life Hangs You
Upside Down... can still be beautiful!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Thousand Points Of Light?
How many times do we take the time to really stop and see what's around us each day?  Take the time.  It's worth it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cliff Face Bouquets

Even on the rainy western part of the Columbia River, the cliff faces show the same basalt structure you see on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains.  But the variety of colorful plant life is amazing.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


The swallow is flying inches above the water-- 
and his own reflection.

Monday, July 21, 2014


This little swallow was happy to have his picture taken...
He only charged us 50 gnats apiece.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

What are you doing out there?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Old, But Still Afloat...

Friday, July 18, 2014

We Want Sushi!
There are actually 4 of them up there.  There are quite a few
platforms like this along the lower Columbia.  They aren't eagles, and they aren't vultures--my guess is they're ospreys.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

To The Pacific and Beyond

The Josco Changzhou with a full cargo, 
slips smoothly by us-- headed west to the Pacific
and the Orient.  It's a fine looking ship.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watching Ships...
...something I love to do!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bringing Home Someone
For Lunch
The large bird of prey (an osprey) flies under the bridge with his catch...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Still Standing, Proud!
This old granary is at least 10 stories tall, sitting in a canyon in North-Central Oregon. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Looking toward Astoria, Oregon, from The Washington side of the Columbia River, not far from where it meets the Pacific--

Friday, July 11, 2014


Thursday, July 10, 2014

And Her Mountain 
She's lining up a shot of Mt. St. Helens.
She calls me her "Sweet Hubby."
I call her my best friend.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Taking Root...

Beautiful blooms from plants growing in old pilings 
on the Columbia River

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Eyes Right!
While we were visiting Coldwater Lake near Mt. St. Helens on Sunday, this Canada Goose family came in parade formation.  Mama is at the front, Dad is bringing up the rear, and all 13 (!) of the brood are wondering about the guy with the camera.

Monday, July 7, 2014

It's Time For Wildflowers!

Yesterday morning on Coldwater Ridge.  It couldn't have been any better than this.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Peaceful Pickets 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

An Amazing 4th Of July Sky...
...and we didn't even have to wait till dark!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday America!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Moving Through Mountains...
A mile long, 100 car "unit" coal train, snakes from one tunnel to another on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Mural On The Winery Wall
With lots of good humor, the proprietors of this winery duplicated the vineyard on the winery wall--down to the geese that wander between the vines.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014