A rare day of sunshine and blue sky lured us out of Portland toward Catherine Creek. After a fabulous wood-fired pizza at Solstice in Bingen, we set off along our […]
After a busy day of dealing with car repairs and shopping for Thanksgiving food, I didn’t want to walk the dog in our nearby park. I really didn’t. (…)
I’m ecstatic to be back on our property in Northeastern Oregon. There’s lots to do: organizing inside the yurt to make cooking and storage more convenient, building a spring box […]
Snapped this photo last week from the Joseph Canyon overlook in Northeastern Oregon:
Moss growing behind my ears, moss for brains, hiding under moss….
I love how persimmons hang on the tree after the leaves have fallen.
Read about quaking aspens Coming soon: larches
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A photograph of the first snow of the season in eastern Oregon mountains.
I haven’t seen a rattlesnake all season. Then yesterday, down by our spring, I saw three. I ran back to the yurt…for the camera. I’ve been wanting to get some […]
Many thanks to Chris Clarke at Coyote Crossing and the folks at Bats Northwest for helping me identify the bat I found. It’s a Townsend’s Big-Eared Bat — a species […]
Upper Deschutes above Benham Falls: Benham Falls:
Last week, I mentioned a late nest of chipping sparrows in a small tree near our parking area. Now I have some pictures. You can see how tiny the tree […]
I’m in Central Oregon this week with a steady wi-fi connection, so I can begin to catch up on some internet work, including long overdue reports on the latest bird […]
The eggs hidden in the rusty tool box have hatched. Hatchlings hoping the camera will feed them. Haven’t been able to spot the parents yet. If anyone knows what species […]
In a post several months ago, I pondered where Pacific tree frogs go after breeding in watery places. I don’t have a general answer for that question, but I found […]