Calypso Bulbosa (Or Calypso Orchid, Fairy Slipper)
The plant, which lives no longer than five years, is a welcome sight when I am out. This one was about 100 feet/30 meters off the highway, off trail, in the woods of Silver Falls State Park.
Climbing at Smith Rock State Park
A woman working her way up the side of the infamous Monkey Face at Smith Rock State Park. The park, a worldwide climbing destination, is located north of Redmond, Oregon.
Trillium Lake Fisherman
A man fishing from his one person pontoon boat on Trillium Lake near Mt. Hood in Oregon. Did you notice the kayaker on the right and the couple in the canoe on the left?
This incredible white tiger is at the West Coast Game Park Safari, near Bandon, Oregon. It is walk though animal park where you can look at the animals, pet some, and feed some. No, you cannot feed the lions or tigers...
While the koi in the pond were rather ugly, the flowers were quite photogenic... Taken at Peterson Rock Garden near Redmond, Oregon.
Mt Hood from Trillium Lake
Taken near the boat launch on Trillium Lake, this view of Mt. Hood is a classic.
Upper North Falls
Typically a boring waterfall from the standard viewpoint, crossing the creek to this angle makes the 65 feet/20 meters look so much better! You can find it in Silver Falls State Park in Oregon.
I like the loneliness of this abandoned fishing boat near Wasilla, Alaska.
Toketee Falls are located east of Roseburg, Oregon. The 120 foot/37 meter plunge through a cut in the columnar basalt wall is one of my favorites.
While I wish I could say that it is a city created by ancient peoples, it is simply 3ft/1m tall sandstone near the ocean at Shore Acres State Park near Bandon, Oregon.
Some clouds over the hills in eastern Oregon.
A very friendly prairie dog at the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming.
A view over a herd of Bison to the valley below at the National Bison Range north of Missoula, Montana.
A fawn just outside of a cabin we rented near Sumpter, Oregon.
Anthony Lake in eastern Oregon with (I think) Gunsite Mountain. The bridge is part of a trail system the circles the lake.
This "concentrating" lion is at the West Coast Game Park Safari near Bandon, Oregon. It is walk though animal park where you can look at the animals, pet some, and feed some. No, you cannot feed the lions or tigers...
Bee on Thistle
A quick pic of a bee on a thistle weed in one of our pastures.
A deer near a cabin we rented near Sumpter, Oregon. Sumpter is a historic gold mining down in eastern Oregon near Baker City.
Anthony Lake in eastern Oregon with (I think) Gunsite Mountain.
Sparks Lake and the South Sister
Sparks Lake is near Mt. Bachelor and the South Sister (the mountain in the photograph) in central Oregon. Taken shortly after sunrise on a just above freezing, perfect August morning.
The lava flow from Belknap Crater forms a great foreground to the view of the North Sister and Middle Sister mountains (the South Sister is hidden behind the Middle Sister in this view). All three volcanoes are over 10,000 feet/3,000 meters in elevation.
Sunrise at Sparks Lake with South Sister and Broken Top
Taken at sunrise on a cold clear morning at 34f/1c degree morning in August. I find it hard to believe that some people were still sleeping in their tents and not seeing this. A fantastic morning.
The South Sister is a dormant volcano, while Broken Top is an extinct volcano. Behind me is Mt Bachelor, another dormant volcano.
A lorikeet from the Oregon Zoo in Portland. One if the few animals all visitors are able to touch, handle and feed. VERY friendly.
A falcon, I believe a peregrine falcon, taken over Smith Rock State Park, just north of Redmond, Oregon.
Hawaiian Spinner dolphin from the SW side of the island of Kauai with its tail and nose in the water at the same time.
Mother and juvenile Hawaiian Spinner dolphins from the SW side of the island of Kauai.
One of a group of deer I spotted roadside, south of Sisters, Oregon, enroute to Three Creek Lake.
Blades of Grass
Simply drops of dew on blades of grass from my backyard.
From Mayer State Park near The Dalles, Oregon.