High water in the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Mallards, geese and other waterfowl enjoying the newly created bogs and wetlands.
Archive for February 2014
Past and Present
The transition zone between the Oak Savannah and Desert-Steppe country is a favorite. Vistas open as far as the eye […]
Oak Savannah. Bottomland Forest. Wetlands. Virginia Lake.
Tracking Elk in the Snow
Elk tracks. Made within the last 20 to 30 minutes. Six or seven animals in a small herd. Two to […]
Black and White Photography
Bright, sunny day. A crow, a raven, a moose or a black bear appears. How to photograph the scene to ensure […]
Delicate Ice Artistry
Begin with six to eight inches of snow spread over several days. Add freezing rain.
Secretive Elk and Bald Eagles
Elk are large animals with good-sized whitish rumps or “wapiti”, which is also the Indian name for elk. Clear-cuts and forest […]
A Sunny Council Crest
Sunshine enters the home bringing cheer and warmth. Soon I’m stretching my legs on a four-mile loop hike over Council […]
Requiem to a Good Friend
Awakening this morning, I realized my old friend Ken was visited by the Grim Reaper four years ago. Ken was born […]
Mt. Hood in the Winter Sunshine
A beautiful sunny Sunday morning in the City of Roses. The weatherman teases us with a spring-like forecast of the […]