Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Always around, always a surprise...

Indian Paintbrush on Johnston Ridge

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Three's company!

It was a cool morning a while back--- I saw these harmless garden snakes in a juniper, about 3 feet off the ground.  At first I thought it was two of them simply  uh...  getting to know each other.  But then I looked more carefully and saw that there were three of them intertwined--- probably to keep warm. There are NO harmful snakes in our part of the world, so I have learned not to jump (mostly) when I see them.

Added:   You can't tell sexes by color.  They are commonly called garden snakes, but their official non-latin name is Garter Snakes.  They eat slugs, so are good to have around the garden or farm.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

'Tis the moon!

There's a poof of steam venting at the base of Mt. St. Helens--- in the lower right corner.

Monday, August 7, 2017


Sharing today with Mersad's Through My Lens

Sunday, August 6, 2017


The Sun says good morning to Mt. St. Helens. And thousands of feet below, the Toutle River reflects the morning light.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017