Saturday, December 06, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blessed Silence in Oneonta Gorge

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

Broken Top at Sunrise

“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

Black Butte Tupelo

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 its best.

Best of Friends

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

Garden Spiders

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

36 Pit Fire

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

Supermoon Reflections

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

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.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Wildfire Sunsets

Fires do make for odd and beautiful sunsets...Sunset from outside Weed, Ca.

Coffee Fire

Again the Coffee Fire from the top of Park Creek Summit...the majority of this was emanating from the lower left of this picture where incredibly black smoke, glowing with orange from the fire was rising in thick columns.  Everything had that odd orange glow that fires seem to create.  It was my understanding that because of the location of this fire and the fact that other fire resources were stretched incredibly thin, this fire was being allowed to burn unmitigated.

Lake Siskiyou

The Coffee Fire in the Trinitys West of Mt. Eddy, created this incredible smoke "cloud" that stretched from Scott Valley all the way down South of Dunsmuir and trailed down the valley...

Little Deer Fire

These two are at Sunset, again the Little Deer Fire, Mt Shasta, at 14,000ft. slightly dwarfed by the column...winds were honking which certainly didn't help firefighters-

Little Deer Fire

This column is from the Little Deer fire just NW of Mt Shasta...unbelievably impressive display

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I-80 Rainbow

This one is from a drive through Utah and many places that I wanted to stop for days to take photos and drink in the light, but places to be.

Wasted Crawfish

This one is a bit of a mystery, while camping at Timothy Lake, my daughter and I found these cooked crayfish dumped back into timothy lake.  I am unsure what the intent was but it seemed like a terrible waste of good food.  Maybe someone was hoping that the local wildlife would develop a taste for Cajun Crayfish and dig in, hard to say!

Friday, February 28, 2014