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Wow, what luck! Not one…or two (seen here) but THREE juvenile Barred Owls in Forest Park. We were riding back for the night, nearly finished with our ride when we saw a large bird fly in front of us. Then a second. As we stopped to take photos, a third owl perched right above our heads. All three were making screeeeeeeches every 10 seconds or so as if they were calling for another. Maybe calling for the parents to feed them? They didn’t seem too Continue reading →

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This beetle, the size of a penny, was such a good model for me tonight. It sat on my deck and on this flower with the patience only an invertebrate could have.

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Lesson learned. Don’t forget to put the memory card back into the camera before leaving it at the office overnight. It was too dark to get the photos I wanted, but it still made for some interesting texture.

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First thing out my front door, a purple flower. Photographing something at night with flash produces some interesting backgrounds that don’t require much in the way of processing but tend to be underexposed.  

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Taking the Blerchmobile on the road for the weekend. This has been such a great adventure-mobile for us taking our adventures all over the Pacific Northwest.  

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“I bring you all here today to witness my ascension to greatness.” “Frank, you’re a chickadee like both of us. We can ALL fly” “Bob, can you…just…give me this moment?”

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It seems that the local squirrels and I have been competing in frequent staring contests. They usually win the “not blinking part” but I always win the “not scampering away in fear for life” contest. Except that one time the squirrel pulled a nice and threatened to cut me. I think that’s what he said. I’m a little rusty on squirrel dialect.

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