Archive for the ‘Photograhy’ Category

Thought I’d toss up a couple shots of our most recent guests. male & female calliope hummingbirds (Stellula calliope) Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) To all good Mom’s out there Happy Mother’s Day! Footnote: I’d like to say upfront I did not handle any of the birds here nor did I photo-shop – I just fed […]


Okay quick and true story….. I’ll subtitle it; “The Rural Conundrum: Clean Windows to See the Neat View or Dirty Windows to Prolong the Life of Wild Birds?” Yep, I heard that light thunk near my kitchen window and just knew a bird had slammed into it. With all the bird food I put out […]


this spring I intend to walk through the forest and attempt to utilize my new lens… i will say nothing but shoot up a couple of shots I liked. I felt obligated to test it before I could start taking shots of local flora…. the most recent birds will come but for now I’m just […]


…from an unsuspecting Oregonian. The comment is the only way I can explain my long absence. Years ago my sister lived in Oregon and we used to kind of pick on Oregon a bit. We giggled about what the anchors on television looked like and found they looked so similar in Seattle. We laughed that […]


True story; No matter how hard I tried I could not find the identity of this flower. It came into bloom about two weeks ago and I faithfully took shot after shot of it. However… posting it was another story because I just could not find the species. I woke up this morning and I […]


When I posted the bird shots I was saddened that I had not seen in the last couple of days the cross bills however, they must have been hanging out at my feeder about the city equivalent of five blocks away. I keep one feeder far away from the house and hike the birdfeed in […]


Recently taking bird shots have been difficult; the primary reason is we’ve hit rainy season so really good – bright eye’d shots have been almost impossible with little or no sun in the sky. Nevertheless I’ll update you on the guys still hanging around. At the feeders themselves we have the typical Pine siskin’s in […]


Quick like a bunny I wanted to toss up a couple of wildflowers mostly because I was a little stunned myself. We have a pup that is visiting us this week and his name is Teddy. We call him Teddy Roosevelt so we, my pups and I, took him for a walk down by the […]


Amazing little mini-miracles of nature! I’m still seeing both the calliope and rufous hummingbirds but a new guy (and accompanying ladies) have come to the feeders in a frenzy. They feed each morning and every night and now finally there are enough of them to outwit and out number the two rufous hummingbirds who feel […]


My husband is priming the boat to get it ready for a trip out on the water. I’m super excited about fishing again! Hopefully this year is a bit better out on the water. … meanwhile,… back to the wildflowers. Tall Western Groundsel (Senecio integerrimus) And here is a telling shot of the plants design. […]