I really love having a garden in front of our house rather than a huge lawn. It’s so much more interesting to gaze at the iridescence of an iris rather than the sea of green stubby-bladed grasses full of weeds.


We spent our Saturday riding the mountain bike trails at Alsea Falls just Southwest of Corvallis. The weather, trails, and flow were all perfect.  


Oh, Alaska Air, you’ve taken us to such grand adventures in Alaska and Hawaii. It was a nice treat to have good light and a high enough shutter to practically freeze the props on this plain.


PHOTOBOMBED. I was trying to get a nice photo of the Black-headed grosbeak when all of a sudden this house sparrow jumped in the way to hog what little limelight was left in this tree. What’s so special about the Black-headed grosbeak? They’re a migratory bird that is only in this area for summer breeding with Washington being their Northern tip before they head south again. Here’s the one good photo I was able to get of the black-headed grosbeak before the house sparrow decided Continue reading →