Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Finally, the rain...

The wind howled, the clouds boiled, and finally we got some real rain. 

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Saturday, August 29, 2015


The osprey settles in to keep watch on the nest, a couple of trees away, while his mate stays with the two youngsters.  He'll be off looking for fish with the first light of dawn.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The covered path...

The fires are still burning in Eastern Washington.  We are not in harm's way, but this past weekend's weather condition blanketed the western part of the state with very thick smoke.  The weather returned to normal Monday, and the smoke blew back to the east.  We were glad to get out of the house again.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wildfire smoke in the distance...

This is Mt. Adams, about 40 miles East-Northeast of Mt. St. Helens.  This long lens shot shows smoke from some of the wildfires causing so much havoc in Eastern Washington State and Oregon State.   Resources are beyond thin.  Most of the fires were caused by dry lightning.  Laura and I are not in harm's way, but the normally "wet" side of the state is incredibly dry with the drought this year.  

Firefighters and equipment-- including those from other parts of the US, military personnel, volunteers, even prisoners are all doing their best.   Here's a fire map from the US Government:   

Again, we are not in danger from these fires, but recovery will be a long time coming in both states.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Smoke from distant fires...

In the very last glow of sunset, the mountain is surrounded by smoke from terrible wildfires on the other side, in eastern Washington.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


An osprey leaving the nest, looking for dinner for the kids.  Wingspan is well over 5 feet.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Peeking duck...

A young Wood Duck between the lily pads...

Saturday, August 1, 2015