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Greetings,
To gather materials for a weekly Walla Walla Union-Bulletin newspaper outdoor column, I traveled the Northwest for many years on camping, fishing, hiking, backpacking. snow-shoeing, X-C skiing and dog walking trips along with my wife Darlene and companions Sadie the Dalmatian and Nora the Schnauzer. Now retired, we continue to seek interesting photos. Perhaps others may enjoy them.
Check http://www.outtripper.blogspot.com for descriptions of outings. (Coyote at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge)
Contact us at darleneanddon@msn.com
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Featured Galleries

Red Foxes, Highway 12, 5-1-14

The pair of red foxes watched Highway 12 traffic zip past from a den n ...

Updated: May 02, 2014 10:30am PST

Wild Turkeys, Mill Creek, 3-22-14

Updated: Apr 09, 2014 8:56pm PST

Great Blue Heron Fishing, Catching and Eating (slideshow), 11-19-11

Nora the Schnauzer and I have spent many hours walking along Mill Cree ...

Updated: Nov 22, 2011 10:19pm PST

Tension: Heron with Mouthful, Launching Great Blue Heron, ETC., 8-18-13

Dynamic tension often occurs in wildlife photos. So do surprises. I di ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 9:03am PST

Galleries

One Snow Goose, Herons, Mergs at Mill Creek, 12-19-14

On a sunny mid-afternoon, after an intense morning rain, a single snow ...

Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:13pm PST

An Eagle Near McKay Creek, 12-18-14

This Bald Eagle perched, black-lit by mid-afternoon sunlight pressing ...

Updated: Dec 18, 2014 9:24pm PST

Snow Geese at McNary NWR's Burbank Ponds 12-17-38

Updated: Dec 18, 2014 8:38pm PST

Twin Sisters, Wallula Gap, Pelicans, etc., 12-13-14

Updated: Dec 13, 2014 10:59pm PST

A Hawk and an Eagle, 12-8-14

A pause at Dry Creek bridge on Sudbury Road allowed me to check drear ...

Updated: Dec 08, 2014 10:25pm PST

Great White Egret Returns, Mergs, Herons, too. 11-21-14

The great white egret may be a young one or the that visited a few day ...

Updated: Nov 27, 2014 11:56am PST

A Hawk Dines on Pheasant, 11-26-14

A few yards behind Nora the Schnauzer and me, what appears to be a Nor ...

Updated: Nov 27, 2014 11:48am PST

Wintry Scenes, Mill Creek. 11-18-14

Wintry scenes on Monday, with lingering snow and hazy sunshine from Ro ...

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 10:10pm PST

Hooded Mergansers, Downys Dine, 11-15-14

A male Hooded Merganser works on a meal of stream-fresh crawdad at Mil ...

Updated: Nov 15, 2014 9:31pm PST

Hooded Mergansers at Mill Creek, 11-12-14

Finally, a dozen Hooded Mergansers (six males and six females) present ...

Updated: Nov 13, 2014 11:48pm PST

Fall Colors (Dragonfly Clinging and Herons again), 10-22-14/11-2-14

Disturbed by Nora the Schnauzer, a Blue Darter dragonfly fluttered fro ...

Updated: Nov 04, 2014 11:36am PST

Moose Sunday at Mill Creek, 8-24-14

Two moose, perhaps a cow with a twiggy antler ("In extremely rare circ ...

Updated: Oct 16, 2014 11:01pm PST

October Waterfalls in the Gorge, 10-9-14

On a recent trip, we expected misty days would enhance red-yellow-gree ...

Updated: Oct 14, 2014 8:37pm PST

South Fork WW River October 2, 2014

Updated: Oct 03, 2014 10:01am PST

Two Beaver at Bennington Lake, 9-27-2014

Two beaver crossed to the north along the southeast edge of Bennington ...

Updated: Sep 27, 2014 10:30am PST

Reflections at Anthony-Bennington Lakes, 9-21-14

Updated: Sep 23, 2014 11:21am PST

Back-Yard Skippers 9-10-14

Updated: Sep 20, 2014 2:46pm PST

Mill Creek Evening (Mink, Deer. etc), 9-10-14

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 9:27am PST

Deer Antics. Night Heron Launching (etc), 9-2-14

Updated: Sep 02, 2014 9:20am PST

Great Blue Heron Launching, Mill Creek, 7-20-14 and 8-14-14

A pensive great blue heron turns grumpy when Nora the Schnauzer prowls ...

Updated: Aug 28, 2014 12:41pm PST

Wallowa Lake, Mount Howard via Tram, 8-13-14

Threatening skies, with occasional patches of blue, added drama to mid ...

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 11:08pm PST

Front Porch Hummingbirds, Wal-Mart Frogs

Hummingbirds allow photographs through the front-room window, and the ...

Updated: Aug 07, 2014 9:50am PST

Bike Riding, Sun Rising, Deer Prancing, Herons Launching (often in darkness), Mill Creek, 7-24/8-8, 2014.

Nora the Schnauzer and I have strolled daily along Mill Creak during t ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2014 9:42am PST

BBees, BFlies, etc., South Fork, Summit Road, 7-25/26-14

The rushing stream cools the air along the South Fork WW River Trail a ...

Updated: Aug 05, 2014 7:11pm PST

Great Blue Heron Snags Dinner, Dines 9-6-2009

This Great Blue Heron snagged a meal near the bridge at Hood Park on t ...

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 4:36pm PST

Mill Creek Herons, ETC, 7-18-14

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 12:04pm PST

Pileated Woodies and Herons at Rooks Park, 7-17-14

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 10:54am PST

Night and Blue Herons, Etcetera, Along Mill Creek, June-July 2014

Finally, after weeks of shooting with a small 250-mm Sigma lens weighi ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2014 10:34pm PST

Honey Bees, Flowers, Squirrels (back yard) 7-9-2014

Restricted to the back yard and not lifting over five pounds by a bad ...

Updated: Jul 10, 2014 12:09pm PST

Buena Vista, Diamond Craters, Round Barn 5-31-14

I took these photos, and many more like them, over the four days of ou ...

Updated: May 31, 2014 12:36pm PST

Malheur NWR in Late May, 5-29-2014

I spent four days of collecting nearly 2,000 (actually 1,997) images ...

Updated: May 30, 2014 11:14am PST

Foxes and Birds of Columbia Basin, 5-19-14

Darlene, Nora the Schnauzer and I saw the young heron stalking canapes ...

Updated: May 19, 2014 10:23pm PST

Ghostly Moose, Kooskooskie on Mill Creek

At dusk, with a deep evening shade, I snapped these images after seein ...

Updated: May 14, 2014 9:57am PST

Happy Children in Back Yard, 5-12-14

Genevieve (4) and Penelope (2) Brown, along with Nora the Schnauzer (6 ...

Updated: May 12, 2014 8:19pm PST

Young Great Blue Heron, Mill Creek5-9-14

A skinny Great Blue Heron walked across a Mill Creek weir to hunt from ...

Updated: May 10, 2014 8:26am PST

Red Foxes II, West of Town 5-5-14

Darlene, Nora the Schnauzer and I stumbled across a second red fox den ...

Updated: May 05, 2014 10:48pm PST

Palouse Falls with sunlit marmots, 5-1-14

Updated: May 02, 2014 11:27am PST

Red Foxes, Highway 12, 5-1-14

The pair of red foxes watched Highway 12 traffic zip past from a den n ...

Updated: May 02, 2014 10:30am PST

Painted Turtles at Whitman Mission, 4-29-14

The warm afternoon sunshine drew a host of painted turtles to a platfo ...

Updated: Apr 29, 2014 8:52pm PST

Jumping Spiders, Back Yard Fence, 4-28-14

Updated: Apr 28, 2014 10:18pm PST

Pelican, Llama, Goats, Back lighting 4-25-14

B-W, sunlight-shadow contrasts caused issues that a polarized filter m ...

Updated: Apr 26, 2014 9:02am PST

Marsh Hawk, 4-25-14

Updated: Apr 25, 2014 12:42pm PST

A Flash of a Back Yard Flower, 4-23-14

Updated: Apr 23, 2014 7:29pm PST

Columbia Gorge Vista House, W-Falls, 4-13-14

Early on the bright April 13th Sunday, after enjoying an excellent nat ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 2:09pm PST

Mergansers Launch, Mill Creek 1-6-14 (new Lens)

A bald eagle watches the Mill Creek action from a naked locust-tree pe ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 9:33am PST

Tension: Heron with Mouthful, Launching Great Blue Heron, ETC., 8-18-13

Dynamic tension often occurs in wildlife photos. So do surprises. I di ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 9:03am PST

Herons in shadows at RooksParkPond, 2-25-14

A dreary day with fog and frost gave a silvery hue to the water at Roo ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 12:19am PST

Wild Turkeys, Mill Creek, 3-22-14

Updated: Apr 09, 2014 8:56pm PST

Bennington Lake, 3-26-14

Updated: Mar 29, 2014 12:47pm PST

Mill Creek, 3-17-14

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 10:59pm PST

South Fork, 3-21-2014

Updated: Mar 21, 2014 2:56pm PST

Signs of Spring Mill Creek 3-17-14

Updated: Mar 17, 2014 8:37pm PST

Eagle: North Powder Valley, 3-11-2014

This featured eagle perched on a slender naked willow-tree branch bet ...

Updated: Mar 12, 2014 12:03pm PST

Swans, Crumbling Log House, Deer, 3-9-14

These pics resulted from a Sunday drive to Ice Harbor Dam and back via ...

Updated: Mar 10, 2014 7:23am PST

Mill Creek, Bennington Lake Pics, 1-4-14

Updated: Mar 04, 2014 9:55pm PST

Eagle on McDonald Road, 2-25-14

One bald eagle posed in a roadside tree along McDonald Road, off Highw ...

Updated: Feb 28, 2014 3:50pm PST

McNary Nature Area, 2-23-14

We found one large pond dry because water had been channeled for other ...

Updated: Feb 28, 2014 9:04am PST

Blue Heron Posing, 1-21-14

Updated: Feb 25, 2014 5:14pm PST

Low-Light Heron, Owl 1-27-14

A pair of Greats: Despite low light, including bouts of freezing mists ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2014 10:42am PST

Downy Woodpeckers, Mill Creek, 1-30-14

On a warm winter day, one downy woodpecker clung to a small tree 10 fe ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2014 9:03am PST

Night Herons, NcNary Nature Area, 1-16-14

Updated: Jan 16, 2014 8:42pm PST

Whitman Mission January Scenes, 1-15-14

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 11:44pm PST

Bald Eagle at State Line, 1-14-14

Updated: Jan 14, 2014 6:44pm PST

Common Mergansers Cavort, Mill Creek, 1-13-14

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:30pm PST

Deer and Eagles McNary Refuge, 1-1-14

Updated: Jan 04, 2014 7:42pm PST

Ice Harbor Pelicans, Herons, Schnauzer, 1-1-14

Updated: Jan 01, 2014 6:25pm PST

Whitman Mission Frozen-Fog Bound, 12-30-13

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 9:07pm PST

Fog Bound Touchet Valley with Heron, 12-30-13

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 8:56pm PST

Great Blue Herons in Mill Creek Fog, 12-27-13

Heavy fog nearly curtained the water birds on Mill Creek two days afte ...

Updated: Dec 27, 2013 6:53pm PST

Bald Eagles at Lake Coeur d'Alene, 12-19-13

Updated: Dec 22, 2013 11:04pm PST

Cold Mill Creek Scenes, 12-11-13

Updated: Dec 13, 2013 11:03pm PST

Bald Eagles at Hood Park, 12-12-13

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 8:24pm PST

Eagles, Turkeys and Snow at McKay Creek, 12-7-13

Updated: Dec 08, 2013 5:50pm PST

Birds in Red, Black and White, 12-5-13

Updated: Dec 08, 2013 5:38pm PST

Bennington Lake: A Gray Winter Day, 12-2-13

A pair or horse riders and a brief patch of blue sky brighten a gray D ...

Updated: Dec 02, 2013 7:26pm PST

Mergansers Launchings at Mill Creek, 11-29-13

Along with the occasional heron, downy woodpecker, floating marsh hawk ...

Updated: Nov 30, 2013 8:01pm PST

Heron, Kingfisher, Mergansers, 11-24-13

Updated: Nov 29, 2013 5:58pm PST

More Wallula Lizards Sunning in February, 2-2-13

Despite a thick fog soaking Walla Walla, Nora and I went to see the Li ...

Updated: Nov 28, 2013 7:27pm PST

Turkeys, Kestrel, Deer at McKay Creek, 11-23-13

Updated: Nov 23, 2013 10:10pm PST

llamas, Swans on a drive to McNary Ponds, 11-19-13

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 1:41pm PST

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede, 2013

The images include one processed with high-definition software.

Updated: Nov 15, 2013 9:36am PST

Hiking the Imnaha River to Eureka Bar, June, 2004.

These photos turned up on a long-lost CD.

Updated: Nov 11, 2013 9:48am PST

Heron, Kingfisher, Kestril at Mill Creek 10-28-13

Updated: Oct 28, 2013 9:29pm PST

Lewis Gulch Loop: Pheasants, Deer, Turkeys:10-26-13

Updated: Oct 26, 2013 11:32pm PST

Great Blue Herons with Fall and Golden-Hour Reflections at Mill Creek, 10-23-13

A golden-hour sunset merges with the reflections of fall-colored weeds ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 7:50pm PST

Wa-Hi District Champs Gitrls X-C Runners, 10-25-13

The Wa-Hi girls Mid-Columbia Conference district champion cross-countr ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 7:13pm PST

Brown Pelicans Revisited, 10-8-08

A gallery featuring some of these photos appears later on this site. M ...

Updated: Oct 23, 2013 11:40am PST

Brown Pelicans at Netarts Bay, Devils Punch Bowl, Siletz Beach, Agate Beach, Beverly Beach, Etc., 10-29-13

Sunny Days with brown pelicans at the Oregon Coast in Oct. 2013..

Updated: Oct 21, 2013 9:27am PST

Steelhead and/or Salmon, Sea Lions, Sea Stacks, Sunset, etc. 10-(17-20)-2013.

Lines of steelhead and/or salmon churned up plume's of sun-bright spra ...

Updated: Oct 20, 2013 6:15pm PST

Brown Pelicans, Yaquina Head, 10-16-13

We spent three days at Newport before we could access the Yaquina Head ...

Updated: Oct 20, 2013 2:22pm PST

A Pileated Woodpecker, Some Quail, Cranes and Other Natives of E. Oregon, 9-26-13

The Pileated Woodpecker worked on wood in downtown Long Creek.

Updated: Oct 07, 2013 6:55pm PST

Mill Creek Heron-CC Baseball, 10-7-13

Updated: Oct 07, 2013 6:02pm PST

A green Frog, Cranes, California Quail, Herons, Buzzards, Coyotes, and Diamond Crater Scenery, 9-25-13

A green tree frog challenged credulity on a wet, windy, cold day at 4, ...

Updated: Oct 04, 2013 9:38pm PST

Bluebirds, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-bellied Racer, Bathing Duck and More, 10-4-13,

With Mill Creek access closed between the Corps of Engineers' project ...

Updated: Oct 04, 2013 8:53pm PST

Macro B's, B Flies on the WW River, 9-21-13

Updated: Sep 21, 2013 11:14am PST

Pioneer Park Aviary, etc., 9-17-13

Narrow-gage fencing separates many of the colorful birds from the came ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2013 9:51pm PST

Twisp Ponds Discovery Trail, Twisp, Wa., 9-15-13

Updated: Sep 17, 2013 10:39am PST

North Cascades, Washington Pass, 9-15-13

Updated: Sep 17, 2013 10:20am PST

Nora and the Mink (a manual slideshow), 9-6-13

Nora the Schnauzer meets a mink on a weir and races it until the Mink ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2013 10:01am PST

Yard Bees & skippers, 9-16-13

Updated: Sep 17, 2013 9:03am PST

Mazama Birding Trail, Store on Goat Creek Road, 9-15-13

This popular trail begins near the Mazama Store and leads to a suspens ...

Updated: Sep 15, 2013 9:52pm PST

Carved Tree Art, Bridgeport, Wa. 9-15-13

Updated: Sep 15, 2013 3:12pm PST

Waxwings and Jumping Spiders, 9-9-13

Updated: Sep 11, 2013 5:53pm PST

Herons and Stuff, 7-4-13

Updated: Sep 06, 2013 8:55pm PST

Nora Cavorts with a Mill Creek Mink, 9-6-13

Updated: Sep 06, 2013 8:13pm PST

Molting Juvenile Phalarope, Wood Duck, 9-5-13

Updated: Sep 05, 2013 2:40pm PST

Herons,Wood ducks , etc, on Mill Creek, 2013

Updated: Sep 04, 2013 9:59pm PST

Anthony, Hoffer Lakes, 8-29-13

Updated: Sep 01, 2013 2:23pm PST

Late Afternoon on the South Fork WW River, 8-27-13

Photos of American Dipper and Grouse were taken with the D700's built- ...

Updated: Aug 28, 2013 1:32pm PST

Columbia NWR Birds, Spiders, 8-26-13

Updated: Aug 26, 2013 10:12pm PST

Columbia River Gorge Shepperds Dell, 8-14-13

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 7:20pm PST

Columbia River Gorge, Latourell Falls, 8-14-13

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 5:04pm PST

Columbia River Gorge Spiders, Pine Creek, 8-14-13

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 5:00pm PST

Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, 8-14-13

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 3:31pm PST

Columbia River Gorge, Wahkeena Falls, 8-14-13

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm PST

Columbia River Gorge, Horsetail Falls, 8-14-13

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 2:02pm PST

Dark Herons, White Egret, etc: 7-7-13

Photos taken on a walk with Nora along Mill Creek and on a drive with ...

Updated: Aug 05, 2013 11:16pm PST

Mill Creek and CC Campus Deer, 7-31-13

One whitetail doe bounds across a WW Parks and Recreation softball out ...

Updated: Jul 31, 2013 7:51pm PST

BW Forest Moths, Forest Road 31, 7-28-13

Updated: Jul 28, 2013 10:20pm PST

Grove of Patriarchs, Rainier, 7-27-13

Updated: Jul 27, 2013 11:17pm PST

Night Herons and Great Blue Herons, 6-30-13

Updated: Jul 27, 2013 10:21pm PST

Goats Cleaning Weeds Along Mill Creek, 7-23-13

Updated: Jul 27, 2013 10:03pm PST

Mount St. Helens, July 18, 2013

From Windy Ridge a visitor may see Mount St. Helens perhaps five miles ...

Updated: Jul 22, 2013 10:18am PST

Mount Rainier July 17-20, 2013

I experimented with PHOTOMATRIX PRO 4.2. software. It was interesting, ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 2:33pm PST

HDR Special Effects, 7-16-13

Updated: Jul 16, 2013 10:35pm PST

Honey Bees and Blossoms, 7-15-13

Updated: Jul 15, 2013 10:42pm PST

Flowers, Deer on Hot Scenic Loop, 7-3-13

Updated: Jul 05, 2013 10:25am PST

Walla Walla Valley Wildlife, 6-30-13

Updated: Jun 30, 2013 10:30pm PST

Pelicans, Quail and Boats at Charbonneau, 6-26-13

Updated: Jun 28, 2013 2:49pm PST

Scenic Views, Forest Road 31, 6-28-13

Updated: Jun 28, 2013 2:15pm PST

Ladd Marsh Without Marsh, 6-28-13

Updated: Jun 28, 2013 12:03pm PST

Spring Images, Horseshoe Prairie, 5-25-13

Updated: Jun 22, 2013 11:01am PST

Lick Creek Flowers and Views with Nora, 6-20-13

Updated: Jun 21, 2013 9:50am PST

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 6-12/13/-13

Updated: Jun 15, 2013 6:02pm PST

Night and Blue Herons on Mill Creek, 6-10-13

Updated: Jun 11, 2013 10:02pm PST

Whitetail, Mule Deer on the Tucannonm 6-10-13

Updated: Jun 11, 2013 12:26am PST

Lake Creek Trail, 6-4-13

Updated: Jun 04, 2013 1:52pm PST

Macro Flowers, 6-4-13

Updated: Jun 04, 2013 11:04am PST

Random NP520s, LRoom and Rooks, 5-29-13

Updated: May 31, 2013 5:55pm PST

Mill Creek Memorial Day, 2013

Updated: May 27, 2013 5:14pm PST

Female Wood Duck Seeks Nesting Cavity, plus CPix Heron Shots, April-May, 2013.

The wood duck landed on a cottonwood tree beside Mill Creek on April 2 ...

Updated: May 24, 2013 8:01pm PST

Juniper Dunes 2013, May 22

Nora and I enjoyed a near-perfect day for traipsing around Juniper Dun ...

Updated: May 23, 2013 3:13pm PST

Nora Walking, Bennington Lake, Mill Creek, 5-21-13

Updated: May 21, 2013 9:40pm PST

Spring Patterns of the South Fork, 5-13-13

Updated: May 21, 2013 8:47pm PST

Sunday Drive Wallowa Lake, 5-20-13

Updated: May 20, 2013 11:13pm PST

Eastern Oregon Rim-Rocks, Fossil Beds and Boulders, 5-4-13

Basalt rock formation between Burns and Frenchglen reflect mammoth geo ...

Updated: May 05, 2013 8:11am PST

Old Eastern Oregon Buildings, 5-4-

The buildings are the long barn at P-Ranch, near French Glen, building ...

Updated: May 04, 2013 1:15pm PST

Eastern Oregon Spring Flowers, 5-4-13

These flowers (avalanche lilies, brodiaea, blue bells, grass widows an ...

Updated: May 04, 2013 11:17am PST

Sandhill Cranes, Burns, Ore., 5-3-13

Updated: May 04, 2013 8:33am PST

Nora the Schnauzer at Whitman Fair, 4-27-13

Updated: Apr 27, 2013 5:49pm PST

Sunny Daze at Seaside/Canon Beach 4-15-13

Updated: Apr 27, 2013 9:47am PST

Evening Time at Mill Creek, Ben Lake 4-24-13

Updated: Apr 24, 2013 9:19pm PST

Baby Ben Lake Owls Being Fed, 4-20-13

Updated: Apr 21, 2013 10:59pm PST

Wallula Gap Overlook, Third Trip, 4-11-13

Updated: Apr 13, 2013 7:26pm PST

Springtime Along McKay Creek, 4-3-13

Updated: Apr 03, 2013 10:54pm PST

Mill Creek Cartwheels, Runners, Happy Dog, Nesting Herons, Song Birds, Launching Mergansers, Dozing Ducks, 3-30-13

This Easter Eve was a perfect day for dog walking along Mill Creek.

Updated: Mar 30, 2013 2:27pm PST

More Jumping Spiders, Some Dining, 3-27-13

Updated: Mar 28, 2013 11:01pm PST

Sandhill Cranes near Othello, 3-2113

Updated: Mar 22, 2013 9:35pm PST

Walking with Nora (over 3 days), 3-17-13

Updated: Mar 17, 2013 10:26pm PST

Usk, Washington, 3-16-13

Usk features an annual Tundra Swan Festival. The 2013 festival took pl ...

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 11:40am PST

Steptoe Butte on the Way to Usk, 3-16-13

It's a five-mile detour from Highway 195, north of Colfax, to Steptoe ...

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 10:30am PST

Swans and Scenery at Turnbull NWR, 3-16-13

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 9:37am PST

Old Camera, Old Lens, OK Photos, 3-11-13

Updated: Mar 11, 2013 10:18pm PST

2013's First Jumping Spiders, 3-9-2013

Updated: Mar 10, 2013 7:01pm PST

Sunday in the (Pioneer) Park, 3-10-13

Nora the Schnauzer's and my second meeting with Adonis the European Gr ...

Updated: Mar 10, 2013 6:23pm PST

Deer, Swans, Scenery Wallowa-Tollgate, 3-8-13

Updated: Mar 08, 2013 1:53pm PST

March Views To-From-At Saddle Mountain 3-3-13

Updated: Mar 05, 2013 12:14pm PST

Wallula Unit, McNary NWR, 2-27-13

Updated: Mar 05, 2013 12:13am PST

Saturday Images from Rural WA Roads, 2-3-13

Updated: Mar 04, 2013 11:23pm PST

An Owl, Pelicans, Eagles, 2-24-13

Bright patches of blue, mottled with bulky leaden clouds, suggested pl ...

Updated: Feb 26, 2013 11:27am PST

Redpolls and sunflower seeds on the porch, 2-20-13

Updated: Feb 20, 2013 10:24pm PST

Raindrops on Rose Bushes, 2-19-13

Updated: Feb 20, 2013 9:11pm PST

Interesting Images; Heron and Turtle, 2-15-13

Updated: Feb 15, 2013 7:01pm PST

Birds in January/February 2013

Updated: Feb 14, 2013 10:34pm PST

More Owls (and Owl Pellets), 2-12-13

Nora the Schnauzer have seen an unusual number of great horned and lon ...

Updated: Feb 13, 2013 5:49pm PST

Marsh Hawk Air Show, 2-5-13

These gliding hawks spent several minutes performing near Nora and me ...

Updated: Feb 11, 2013 8:47pm PST

Sunday Drive to Powder River Valley, 2-10-13

Updated: Feb 11, 2013 9:48am PST

Walla Walla Area Mammals and Birds, Jan,. 2013

Updated: Feb 11, 2013 6:11am PST

Hawk, Eagle, Swans, Downy, Chickadee, and Nora: 1-31-13

These birds posed at Hood Park. at Han Reach on the Columbia River, at ...

Updated: Feb 06, 2013 11:37pm PST

Wallula Lizards Sunning in February, 2-1-13

So, side-blotched lizards don't spend all winter asleep. At least thes ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2013 5:38pm PST

Hat Rock/Columbia River Shots, 1-30-12

With the wind lifting Nora's ears at Wallula Junction, we drove anothe ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2013 7:13pm PST

Pelicans on Ice Harbor Dam Logs, 1-29-13

We saw the pelicans above the dam this morning for the first time in a ...

Updated: Jan 29, 2013 11:19pm PST

Fog Over the Tucannon, ET AL, 1-20-13

Updated: Jan 20, 2013 11:41pm PST

A River Otter on a Goose Fouled Rock (YuK!), 1-18-13

An otter feeding solo climbed upon a rock to preen and watch Nora the ...

Updated: Jan 18, 2013 6:51pm PST

Foggy McKay Creek, 1-17-13

Updated: Jan 17, 2013 8:53pm PST

Freezing Fog on Flora, 1-16-13

Inversion and 23-degree calmness proves a recipe for solitude and qu ...

Updated: Jan 16, 2013 9:35pm PST

Snow Walk in Monocrome1-11-13

Updated: Jan 12, 2013 7:00pm PST

First Mill Creek Snow 2013, 1-10-13

A skift of snow fell at Mill Creek and Bennington Lake on this morning ...

Updated: Jan 10, 2013 6:39pm PST

Nora Walking at Mill Creek, 1-7-13

Nora meets Marilee Schiff, the Walla Walla artist who presented her wi ...

Updated: Jan 08, 2013 6:04am PST

Kestrel Launching 1-6-13

Updated: Jan 06, 2013 5:43pm PST

More Birds, 1-3-13

I didn't intend to take a single photo today at Mill Creek with Nora o ...

Updated: Jan 05, 2013 10:20pm PST

Blue Heron Eats Big fish, 1-5-13

Updated: Jan 05, 2013 1:41pm PST

New Years Day at Mill Creek, 1-1-13

Below freezing temperatures iced over some ponds, etc., and brought a ...

Updated: Jan 01, 2013 9:03pm PST

Fog Walking, New Year's Eve, 2012

A New Year's Eve fog and temperatures in the 20s clung to the hills of ...

Updated: Dec 31, 2012 10:35pm PST

Fuji FinePix HS30 12-30-12

Updated: Dec 30, 2012 7:29pm PST

Swans and more at Bennington Lake, 12-9-12

Updated: Dec 30, 2012 6:39pm PST

Fog-Bound Mill Creek Birds and Otters, 12-28-12

Updated: Dec 28, 2012 8:40pm PST

More Birds at Mill Creek, 12-17/19-12

Just more walks with Nora the Schnauzer on windy days at Mill Creek an ...

Updated: Dec 20, 2012 8:38am PST

Winter Critters on the Palouse, 12-18-12

The scenery and wildlife viewing within an hour or two of WW along Pat ...

Updated: Dec 18, 2012 9:47pm PST

Road to Union, Ore. 12-16-12

Nora and I drove through a blizzard over the mountain between Summervi ...

Updated: Dec 17, 2012 10:53pm PST

Two McNary National Wildlife Refuge Units, 12-11-12

Thousands of snow geese rested on the pond near the Burbank headquarte ...

Updated: Dec 13, 2012 11:10pm PST

Snake River Scenes, 12-8-12

Updated: Dec 13, 2012 9:59pm PST

Buffalo Eddy, Snake River, 12-8-12

Updated: Dec 12, 2012 3:36pm PST

McKay Birds, 12-6-12

Updated: Dec 07, 2012 9:25am PST

Birds on wing, float and perch, 12-3-12

Updated: Dec 03, 2012 5:53pm PST

Mill Creek Winter Sunshine, 11-30-12

Updated: Nov 30, 2012 6:21pm PST

Winter Birds 11-25-12

Snow geese, immature and blue plumage morphs, and winter-dressed male ...

Updated: Nov 26, 2012 11:46am PST

Nov. Sunshine at Bennington Lake 11-1812

Updated: Nov 20, 2012 9:40pm PST

Wintry Bennington Lake 11-16-12

Updated: Nov 16, 2012 8:18pm PST

Wild Things, 11-10-11

Updated: Nov 10, 2012 4:58pm PST

Autumn Leaves in Walla Walla, 11-8-12

Updated: Nov 10, 2012 2:56pm PST

Autumn colors along Cummings Creek, 10-25-11

Updated: Nov 07, 2012 9:41am PST

Quarry Cove's Relaxing Seals, 11-1-12

Updated: Nov 03, 2012 12:53pm PST

Yaquina Head, Oregon Coast, 11-1-12

Updated: Nov 03, 2012 10:48am PST

Oregon Coast (Cape Lookout and Kiwanda), 10-31-12

Updated: Oct 31, 2012 7:10am PST

Two River Otters Plus 10-25-12

Updated: Oct 25, 2012 10:22pm PST

Cormorants and a River Otter, 10-24-12

Walkers along Mill Creek, about 10 minutes from downtown WW, often obs ...

Updated: Oct 24, 2012 10:23pm PST

Fall Dog Walk at Mill Creek, 10-23-12

Updated: Oct 23, 2012 8:06pm PST

Spiders and Things Up Close, 10-19-12

Updated: Oct 19, 2012 11:02pm PST

In Flight Wigeons, Herons, King Fishers, 10-12-12

Updated: Oct 14, 2012 2:25pm PST

Images from the Blues, 10-7-12

Updated: Oct 12, 2012 9:41am PST

Images from the WW Valley, 10-10-12

Updated: Oct 10, 2012 12:31pm PST

Skippers and Bees (Macro) 9-17-12

Updated: Oct 02, 2012 7:46pm PST

Great Blue Herons, 9-24-12

Updated: Sep 25, 2012 11:36pm PST

Mink with crawdad; Flying Kingfisher, 9-23-12

Updated: Sep 23, 2012 7:52pm PST

Nora's Elk, Horseshoe Prairie, 9-22-12

Updated: Sep 21, 2012 9:18pm PST

A Preening Heron, Skippers and Bees 9-18-12

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 8:01pm PST

MNWR Water Birds (Mainly) Sept. 10-13, 2012

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 12:04pm PST

On the MNWR Roads, Sept. 10-13, 2012

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 8:08am PST

Malheur NWR Headquarters, Sept. 10/13, 2012

Updated: Sep 16, 2012 5:52pm PST

August on Summit Road, 8-20-12

Updated: Sep 05, 2012 8:06pm PST

Feeding Mink, Mill Creek 9-4-12

Updated: Sep 04, 2012 10:46pm PST

Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days, 9-2-12

Updated: Sep 04, 2012 10:23pm PST

Lonely Young White Pelican on Mill Creek, 8-24-12

Updated: Aug 24, 2012 1:30pm PST

Wildlife, August Sunsets, 8-2012

Updated: Aug 22, 2012 10:50pm PST

Finches n Bs on Front Porch Sunflowers, 8-4-12

Updated: Aug 18, 2012 8:29pm PST

August at Sheep Creek Falls, 8-14-12

Updated: Aug 15, 2012 1:37pm PST

Dining on Mount Spokane, 8-9,10

Updated: Aug 11, 2012 2:43pm PST

Great White Egret, Western Kingbirds, 7-29-12

Updated: Aug 05, 2012 4:55pm PST

Macro on the South Fork WW River (Mac) 8-2-12

Updated: Aug 05, 2012 3:55pm PST

Roosting Turkeys, Mill Creek, 8-6-12

Updated: Aug 05, 2012 3:33pm PST

Herons, Mink, Deer (D3S) 6-29-12

These images were taken at about 7 p.m.

Updated: Jul 27, 2012 10:01am PST

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, 7-23-12

Updated: Jul 23, 2012 8:56pm PST

Sinks Trail (2), 7-19-12

Updated: Jul 19, 2012 9:11pm PST

Mill Creek's Morning Minions, 7-13-12

Updated: Jul 13, 2012 12:59pm PST

Osprey with fish, Blue Heron at Dusk7-11-12

Updated: Jul 12, 2012 8:52pm PST

Elk, Deer in the Gulch (ND700), 7-8-12

Updated: Jul 08, 2012 3:54pm PST

Swallowtails (Nikon D800, Sigma 150-500), 7-3-12

Updated: Jul 03, 2012 8:47pm PST

Fishin' on the Tucannon's Rainbow Lake7-2-12

Updated: Jul 03, 2012 1:11am PST

More Low Light Critters, ND800, 6-29-12

Photos shot in low light, between 6:45 and 8:45 p.m., June 29, 2012 ( ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2012 11:18pm PST

Mink/Herons ND800, 6-29-12

Shot on a cloudy morning from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., with high ISO, some i ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2012 11:19am PST

Walla Walla's Young Red Foxes, 6-26-12

Updated: Jun 27, 2012 3:19pm PST

Black-Crowned Night Heron, Turkeys, Deer, 6-23-12

Updated: Jun 23, 2012 8:56pm PST

First Young Mink of Spring, 6-21-12

Updated: Jun 22, 2012 9:06pm PST

Black Mountain Pond Picnic, 6-20-12

Updated: Jun 21, 2012 12:01am PST

Blue Mountains, 6-19-12

Updated: Jun 19, 2012 11:15pm PST

Spring Flowers NFUR Wilderness (Lick Creek) 6-13-12

Updated: Jun 18, 2012 11:18pm PST

A Tern, Heron and Leaping Dog, 6-17-12

Updated: Jun 17, 2012 11:50pm PST

Bennington Lake and Mill Creek, 6-10-12

Updated: Jun 16, 2012 10:47pm PST

Lake Creek Trail, 6-11-12

Nora and I meet a crew of AmeriCorps volunteers working on the Lake Cr ...

Updated: Jun 11, 2012 9:02pm PST

Spring Along Mill Creek, 5-6-12

Updated: Jun 10, 2012 11:36pm PST

Wet Mill Creek Spring, 6-9-12

Updated: Jun 09, 2012 3:10pm PST

A Spring Day at High Ridge, 6-6-12

Updated: Jun 06, 2012 1:05pm PST

Grasping Swiftly at Swallows, 6-6-12

Dozens of swallows sailed and skimmed over Mill Creek, apparently feed ...

Updated: Jun 06, 2012 8:12am PST

JD Painted Hills Unit, 5-23-12

Updated: May 29, 2012 1:42am PST

A Gathering of Photos, 5-28-12

Updated: May 28, 2012 11:33am PST

JD Fossil Beds, part 1, 5-17-12

Updated: May 24, 2012 10:08am PST

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 5-14-12

Updated: May 19, 2012 10:13am PST

Alvord Desert, 5-16-12

Updated: May 16, 2012 7:25pm PST

Spring on the South Fork, 5-7-12

Updated: May 07, 2012 7:57pm PST

Pelicans, Owls & Nora meets an Otter, 5-4-12

Updated: May 04, 2012 8:36pm PST

Maytime walk at Bennington Lake, 5-2-12

An impulsive drive to Bennington Lake to see the three baby great horn ...

Updated: May 03, 2012 1:09pm PST

Quail on a Rail, Sunday Drive 4-29-12

Updated: Apr 29, 2012 11:59pm PST

Summit Road Snow Shoeing, 4-25-12

Bret, Nora and I trekked three miles out to Horse Camp Pond (on FR 31) ...

Updated: Apr 26, 2012 9:01pm PST

Whitman Mission, 4-21-12

Updated: Apr 21, 2012 8:35pm PST

Little bugs, big photos, 4-18-12

These photos were taken while Nora and I strolled along Mill Creek dur ...

Updated: Apr 21, 2012 8:22pm PST

Spring at Ladd Marsh, 4-15-12

Darlene, Nora and I drove the 75 miles to Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area and ...

Updated: Apr 16, 2012 12:06am PST

More Dunes Already 4-12-12

Bret, Nora and I spent nearly four hours touring the Juniper Dunes Wil ...

Updated: Apr 12, 2012 7:34pm PST

Spring Spiders, 4-9-12

Updated: Apr 09, 2012 7:02pm PST

The Dunes, 4-5-12

Updated: Apr 05, 2012 10:21pm PST

More Palouse Falls Runoff, April 1, 2012

Updated: Apr 01, 2012 8:12pm PST

Stormy Oregon Coast, 3-12-12

Updated: Mar 29, 2012 7:48pm PST

Combing the Beach, Newport 3-14-12

Updated: Mar 29, 2012 7:16pm PST

Spring Run-off at Palouse Falls, 3-28-2012

Updated: Mar 28, 2012 8:01pm PST

Great Blue Herons up a Tree, 3-23-12

Updated: Mar 23, 2012 9:03pm PST

Highway 101, Old Town Newport, 3-11-12

Updated: Mar 11, 2012 10:20pm PST

Wa. Highway14, 3-10-12

Updated: Mar 10, 2012 6:39pm PST

Snake River, 2-26-12

Updated: Mar 04, 2012 7:42pm PST

Winter on the Deschutes River 2-23-12

Updated: Feb 24, 2012 8:21pm PST

More Aviary Birds at Pioneer Park, 2-14-12

Walla Walla's aviary at Pioneer Park has been struggling for funds to ...

Updated: Feb 15, 2012 6:24pm PST

A Walk in the Park, Pioneer: 2-13-12

Updated: Feb 13, 2012 8:30pm PST

Wildlife From McNary to Powder River, 2-5-12

Updated: Feb 12, 2012 6:28pm PST

Snake-Tucannon Rivers/Wheat Country 1-30-12

Updated: Jan 30, 2012 9:14pm PST

Winter Birds, 1-14-12

Updated: Jan 29, 2012 11:19pm PST

Critters from Cayuse Country, 1-23-12

Updated: Jan 23, 2012 10:48pm PST

Ice on Mill Creek, 1-20-12

Updated: Jan 23, 2012 8:19pm PST

Hooded and Common Merganzers, 1-22-12

Updated: Jan 23, 2012 7:28pm PST

January at Frog Lake, 1-12-12

Updated: Jan 16, 2012 3:55pm PST

Touchet Hills and Valley with B&W Photos, 1-8-12

Updated: Jan 08, 2012 4:48pm PST

Viewing Palouse Falls with a Fisheye Lens, 1-6-12

Updated: Jan 06, 2012 12:14pm PST

New Year's Eve along the Columbia River, 12-31-11

Updated: Jan 01, 2012 10:42pm PST

Winter HIke on the South Fork, 12-22-11

Updated: Dec 30, 2011 2:21pm PST

River Otter and Heron, Mill Creek 12-24-11

Updated: Dec 24, 2011 8:01pm PST

Frosty Winter Days at Mill Creek, 12-14-11

Updated: Dec 19, 2011 12:01am PST

Mergansers (and more) at Mill Creek, 12-17-11

Updated: Dec 17, 2011 2:23pm PST

Frosty December Backroads, 12-11-11

Updated: Dec 14, 2011 7:05pm PST

Hovering Kingfisher, Herons12-8-11

Updated: Dec 08, 2011 7:51pm PST

Wallowa County, 12-7-11

Updated: Dec 08, 2011 7:34pm PST

Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail, 11-28-11

Updated: Dec 01, 2011 7:02pm PST

Great Blue Heron Fishing, Catching and Eating (slideshow), 11-19-11

Nora the Schnauzer and I have spent many hours walking along Mill Cree ...

Updated: Nov 22, 2011 10:19pm PST

Fall Colors at Pioneer Park, 11-20-11

Updated: Nov 19, 2011 11:56pm PST

A Swallow Too Big? (Blue Heron), 11-7-11

Updated: Nov 09, 2011 8:42pm PST

Dusk at Mill Creek, 11-6-11

Updated: Nov 06, 2011 7:00pm PST

More Fall Mill Creek Water Birds, 11-3-11

Updated: Nov 04, 2011 7:55pm PST

Fall Water Birds at Mill Creek, 11-1-11

Updated: Nov 01, 2011 11:52pm PST

Blue Heron (Tillamook) animals, flowers10-31-11

Updated: Oct 31, 2011 8:05pm PST

Mouth Deschutes River Steelhead, 10-30-11

Updated: Oct 30, 2011 7:55pm PST

Oregon Coast Aquarium, Sea Critters, 10-25-11

Darlene, Nora and I spent a week at a Bed and Breakfast near Seaside. ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2011 6:29pm PST

Agate, Fogarty beaches, Old Town, 10-25-11

Updated: Oct 25, 2011 4:41pm PST

October on the Oregon Coast Again, 10-17-11

Updated: Oct 17, 2011 8:24pm PST

2011 Steelies at Heller Bar, 10-3-11

Updated: Oct 04, 2011 12:09am PST

Walla Walla Herons, Mink 10-3-11

Updated: Oct 03, 2011 10:19pm PST

Steens Mountain Loop, Glacier Gorges, Flowers and Alvord Desert, 9-7-11

Darlene, Nora and I spent four days at Burns-Hines, 236 miles from Wal ...

Updated: Sep 11, 2011 10:16pm PST

Peter French Round Barn (circa 1880), 9-7-11

Updated: Sep 11, 2011 9:37pm PST

Fall at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 9-8-11

Darlene, Nora and I spent four days at Burns-Hines, 236 miles from Wal ...

Updated: Sep 08, 2011 5:22pm PST

Paradise on Mount Rainier, 8-12-11

Updated: Aug 13, 2011 10:01am PST

Panjab Trail, etc., 8-4-11

Updated: Aug 04, 2011 2:16pm PST

Bennington Lake Evening, 7-27-11

Updated: Aug 02, 2011 10:54pm PST

Blue Mountain Wildlife Traveling Raptors, 7-30-11

Updated: Jul 31, 2011 10:23am PST

Hoffer Lake Hike, 7-27-11

Updated: Jul 27, 2011 11:58am PST

Golden-Hour Mink, Herons, 7-26-11

Updated: Jul 27, 2011 12:51am PST

Government Mountain Road, 7-22-11

Updated: Jul 22, 2011 11:30pm PST

Backyard Butterflies and Bees. 7-18-11

Updated: Jul 19, 2011 12:44am PST

Tiger Canyon, Forest Roads 65 and 64, 7-14-11

Updated: Jul 14, 2011 8:04pm PST

Woodsy BM Flowers, 7-6-11

Updated: Jul 10, 2011 8:03pm PST

Rattlesnake Aversion Clinic, 6-26-7

Updated: Jul 02, 2011 9:29pm PST

Blue Mountain Spring Flowers (2), 6-25-11

Updated: Jun 25, 2011 9:24pm PST

Blue Mountain Spring Flowers, 6-23-11

Updated: Jun 23, 2011 9:29pm PST

Tollgate Distance Running Camp, 6-19-11

Updated: Jun 22, 2011 10:48am PST

Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area, 5-30-11

Updated: Jun 15, 2011 9:46pm PST

Driving to Zumwalt Prairie, 6-9-11

Updated: Jun 10, 2011 7:57pm PST

Wood Ducks at Rooks Park, 6-6-11

Updated: Jun 06, 2011 6:05pm PST

Lenore Lake Caves, Rocky Ford Creek, 6-3-11

Updated: Jun 03, 2011 9:14pm PST

Bees and a Dragon Fly, 5-29-11

Updated: May 29, 2011 5:03pm PST

Macro Sage (side-blotched) Lizards and such4-14-11

Updated: May 27, 2011 7:19pm PST

Communing With P-Ranch Turkey Buzzards, 5-11-11

Updated: May 14, 2011 11:10pm PST

High Desert Scenic Byway, 5-10-11

Updated: May 10, 2011 10:48pm PST

Malheur Wildlife Refuge, 5-9-11

Updated: May 09, 2011 8:07pm PST

Springtime on the Deschutes(b)5-5-2011

Updated: May 05, 2011 9:44pm PST

Springtime on the Deschutes(a)5-1-2011

Updated: May 05, 2011 8:28pm PST

More Juniper Dunes, April 27, 2011

Updated: Apr 27, 2011 4:13pm PST

Unusual Ducks (domestic hybred) , 4-21-11

Updated: Apr 21, 2011 12:07am PST

A Long Day at Juniper Dunes Wilderness, 4-19-11

Updated: Apr 20, 2011 11:55pm PST

Macro Spiders and Such, 4-12-11

Updated: Apr 13, 2011 9:38am PST

Rain on the Oregon Coast, Cannon Beach, 4-9-11

Updated: Apr 09, 2011 10:46am PST

Haystack Rock, Oregon Coast, 4-9-11

Updated: Apr 09, 2011 10:38am PST

Ecola State Park, Oregon Coast, 4-9-11

Updated: Apr 09, 2011 10:30am PST

Working Close, 3-31-2011

Updated: Mar 31, 2011 8:40pm PST

Off to see the Lizards, etc., 3-20-11

Updated: Mar 24, 2011 8:48am PST

March angling on the Yakima, 3-23-11

Updated: Mar 23, 2011 10:48pm PST

Herons, Jan. 15,2011/3-2-11

Updated: Mar 10, 2011 12:30am PST

Channeled Scabland, Palouse Falls, 3-1-11

Updated: Mar 01, 2011 8:54pm PST

More Eagles, Pelicans at Charbonneau, 2-10-11

Updated: Feb 10, 2011 11:04pm PST

McNary Beach, Wildlife Refuge, etc., 2-7-11

Updated: Feb 07, 2011 9:52pm PST

XC Skiing at Anthony Lakes, 2-5-11

Updated: Feb 05, 2011 7:14pm PST

Voles, Raccoon Tracks and Lizards, 1-17-11

Updated: Jan 29, 2011 8:53am PST

Snow Shoeing in the Fog, 1-28-2011

Updated: Jan 28, 2011 10:57pm PST

Lewis Gulch Drive, 1-26-11

Updated: Jan 27, 2011 11:28am PST

More Ice Harbor Pelicans, 1-22-11

Updated: Jan 22, 2011 7:50pm PST

Ice Harbor Pelicans, Hanford Cliffs, 1-16-11

Updated: Jan 17, 2011 9:35am PST

Ice Harbor Dam/Burbank Pelicans, Jan. 8,2011

Updated: Jan 13, 2011 9:02am PST

A Whiteout On Hartsock Grade, 12-26-10

Updated: Dec 26, 2010 8:41pm PST

Eagle Cap Wilderness

Updated: Dec 25, 2010 9:16pm PST

Whitetail Trail with Snow and Fog, 12-23-10

Updated: Dec 25, 2010 8:53pm PST

Just Another Back-Roads Afternoon, 12-15-10

Updated: Dec 24, 2010 7:41pm PST

Walking among sage bushes, 12-13-10

Updated: Dec 14, 2010 7:57am PST

Elk Feeding at Anthony Creek, 12-12-10

Updated: Dec 14, 2010 7:42am PST

Great Blue Herons, 12-2-10

Updated: Dec 10, 2010 11:09am PST

December Drive, 12-4-10

Updated: Dec 04, 2010 9:02pm PST

Walla Walla, Touchet Backroads, 11-28-10

Updated: Nov 29, 2010 8:56pm PST

Mill Creek Fall And Winter,11-29-10

Updated: Nov 29, 2010 7:06pm PST

McNary Dam, 11-19-10

Updated: Nov 21, 2010 11:43pm PST

Foggy Drive to Blue Mts and Wallowa Lake, 11-16-10

Updated: Nov 19, 2010 8:00pm PST

Fall Colors and Herons, 11-14-10

Updated: Nov 13, 2010 2:31pm PST

Columbia River Sunset, Hanford Reach, 11-14-10

Updated: Nov 13, 2010 1:03pm PST

Horse Rider with Fall Colors, 11-12-10

Updated: Nov 13, 2010 12:44pm PST

Looking for John Day River Steelhead, 11-12-10

Updated: Nov 13, 2010 10:15am PST

White egrets, Blue Herons, Goats 11-1-10

Updated: Nov 05, 2010 10:03pm PST

The Big Sink, Umatilla National Forest, 10-19-10

Updated: Oct 19, 2010 11:29pm PST

Birds and More, 10-19-10

Updated: Oct 19, 2010 8:17pm PST

Big Birds, Again 10-2-10

Updated: Oct 19, 2010 7:34pm PST

Preying Mantis at Mill Creek, 10-14-10

Updated: Oct 14, 2010 3:05pm PST

Forest walk and Preying Mantis, 10-14-10

Updated: Oct 14, 2010 2:40pm PST

Oregon Coast, September 13-17, 2010

Updated: Sep 15, 2010 9:06pm PST

Two Flies at Two Forks Umatilla, 9-10-10

Updated: Sep 14, 2010 9:21pm PST

South Fork Umatilla River Trout, etc. 9-2-10

Updated: Sep 03, 2010 9:29am PST

Revisiting Summer Photos at Mill Creek 9-1-10

Updated: Sep 01, 2010 4:10pm PST

Summer trek to Sheep Creek Falls, Aug. 20, 2010

Updated: Aug 28, 2010 12:58pm PST

Dayhike to Maxwell Lake, 8-18-10

Updated: Aug 18, 2010 2:56pm PST

Raccoons on a bright morning, 8-8-10

Updated: Aug 09, 2010 10:21am PST

Raccoons, Deer, etc., July 27-10

Updated: Jul 27, 2010 10:51pm PST

Fishin' in the Wind, 7-23-10

Updated: Jul 22, 2010 10:39pm PST

Spring Flowers, Birds, a Rattlesnake, June 20, 2010

Updated: Jul 18, 2010 10:58am PST

Blue Mountain Flowers, June 25, 2010

Updated: Jul 15, 2010 10:04pm PST

Drive to Black Mountain, July 4, 2010

Updated: Jul 15, 2010 9:24pm PST

Anthony Lakes Hike, 7-10-10

Updated: Jul 15, 2010 7:46pm PST

Spring Mill Creek Walk, June 16, 2010

Updated: Jun 17, 2010 10:43am PST

Spring Summit Road Flowers, June 12, 10

Updated: Jun 17, 2010 9:58am PST

Spring in the Juniper Dunes, May. 2010

Updated: Jun 16, 2010 10:03pm PST

Snake River Trail, Part 2, May 23-26, 2010

Updated: Jun 03, 2010 6:22pm PST

Snake River Trail, Kirkwood Bar, May 23-26, 2010

Updated: Jun 03, 2010 6:19pm PST

Red Foxes near North Powder, May 13, 2010

Updated: May 15, 2010 12:33pm PST

Eastern Oregon Trip, Part 2 (May 10-13, 2010)

Updated: May 15, 2010 11:49am PST

Eastern Oregon Trip, Part 1 (May 10-13, 2010)

Updated: May 15, 2010 8:31am PST

Climbing to Hidden Falls, May 5, 2010

Updated: May 05, 2010 10:55pm PST

Red Foxes in Walla Walla, 4-5-10

Updated: May 05, 2010 1:57pm PST

Lizards, Baby Owls, April 28, 2010

Updated: May 01, 2010 6:53am PST

Walla Walla River Valley Birds, April 26, 2010

Updated: Apr 27, 2010 9:57pm PST

Sea Lions and seals, April 5-10, 2-10

Updated: Apr 13, 2010 9:43pm PST

Oregon Coast Aquarium, April 5-10, 2010

Updated: Apr 13, 2010 8:22pm PST

Climbing Cape Kiwanda, April 5-10, 2010

Updated: Apr 13, 2010 8:14pm PST

More Oregon Coast, April 5-10, 2010

Updated: Apr 13, 2010 10:34am PST

Stormy Beach Weather, April, 5-10, 2010

Updated: Apr 12, 2010 9:17pm PST

Fishing Tucannon Lakes, March 28, 2010

Updated: Apr 02, 2010 9:08am PST

Sunday Drive, Holdman to McNary, Mar. 29, 2010

Updated: Apr 01, 2010 2:36pm PST

Chasing Sandhill Cranes, March 19, 2010

Updated: Mar 21, 2010 10:19am PST

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, March 9, 2010

Updated: Mar 15, 2010 2:04pm PST

White Cliffs (South), March 14, 2010

Updated: Mar 15, 2010 12:02pm PST

Early March, 2010

Updated: Mar 08, 2010 5:43pm PST

Yakima River Trout Fishing, Feb. 18, 2010

Updated: Feb 22, 2010 7:24pm PST

Umtanum Falls in February, 021710

Updated: Feb 22, 2010 6:08pm PST

NE Oregon Drive, Feb. 2, 2010

Updated: Feb 02, 2010 10:15am PST

Charbonneau Eagle, Jan.31, 2010

Updated: Feb 02, 2010 8:57am PST

More Birds: Pelicans, Swans, Eagles, Jan, 28, 10

Updated: Jan 28, 2010 7:14pm PST

Oak Creek Elk,Rocky Mt. Sheep, Jan. 22, 2010

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 7:34pm PST

A Merganzer's Crawdad Meal, 01-17-10

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 6:55pm PST

Lewis and Clark Memorial Trail, 01-15-10

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 5:33pm PST

Snowshoe to Snow-images, Jan.4, 2010

Updated: Jan 05, 2010 8:38pm PST

Hawking, Dec. 29 2009

Updated: Jan 01, 2010 1:50pm PST

Year Ender, 2009

Updated: Jan 01, 2010 12:56pm PST

Pioneer Park Aviary, Dec. 24, 2009

Updated: Jan 01, 2010 11:34am PST

Images of Freezing Fog, 12-24-09

Updated: Dec 25, 2009 7:31pm PST

Rainy Winter Leaves, Rose Hips 12-20-09

Updated: Dec 20, 2009 3:24pm PST

Misty Days 12-20-09

Updated: Dec 20, 2009 1:58pm PST

December at Mill Creek, Dec. 9/15, 2009

Updated: Dec 13, 2009 7:06pm PST

Wildlife on the Refuge, 12-07-09

Updated: Dec 13, 2009 6:26pm PST

Winter Critters 12-06-09

Updated: Dec 06, 2009 8:44pm PST

Lyons Ferry in November, 11-16-09

Updated: Nov 18, 2009 8:17pm PST

Palouse Falls in November, 11-16-09

Updated: Nov 18, 2009 8:10pm PST

A Hooded Merganser and Great Blue Heron, 11-12-09

Updated: Nov 13, 2009 10:24am PST

Cummings Creek deer, Steller's Jay, Oct. 29, 09

Updated: Nov 01, 2009 10:50pm PST

Another Fall at Mill Creek, Rooks Park Oct. 27, 09

Updated: Nov 01, 2009 8:33pm PST

Elkhorn Circuit Trail. 10-12-09

Updated: Oct 26, 2009 8:30pm PST

October, 2009 Mill Creek

Updated: Oct 08, 2009 7:08pm PST

Brook, Kyle, Genevieve Bella Brown

Great-granddaughter Genevieve Bella Brown was born Saturday to Dawn's ...

Updated: Oct 08, 2009 6:18pm PST

A Bear, Deer, a Pileated Woodpecker and Fishing on the South Fork Walla Walla River, Sept. 28, 2009

The trail leads for 20 miles up to Deduct Spring, with good fishing al ...

Updated: Sep 29, 2009 11:28am PST

Hiking after Sasquatch at Deduct Spring, Sept. 24, 2009

Several years ago, a watershed patrolman videotaped two sasquatch at D ...

Updated: Sep 27, 2009 7:36pm PST

Fishing again, Sept, 14, 2009

Updated: Sep 27, 2009 3:02pm PST

Minks and other critters, Sept. 27, 2009

This is another dog-walk with a a camera.

Updated: Sep 27, 2009 2:02pm PST

Watching Herons Fish and Mink Run, Sdept. 9, 09.

Photographing herons and other critters turns out to be a pleasant way ...

Updated: Sep 08, 2009 10:19pm PST

Blue Mountain Scenic Byway Again, 08-30-09

Updated: Aug 31, 2009 8:30am PST

A Young Mink at Mill Creek, 08-10-09

Wathing a mink find dinner

Updated: Aug 10, 2009 5:09pm PST

More Oregon Coast in July, Aug. 10, 09

Updated: Aug 09, 2009 11:31pm PST

July at the Beach, 2009

Updated: Aug 04, 2009 8:08pm PST

Harvest Days, Walla Walla, July, 23, 2009

Updated: Jul 26, 2009 7:48pm PST

Emerald Creek Garnets, 070309

Updated: Jul 18, 2009 8:45pm PST

Mount St. Helens, To and From, 070609

Updated: Jul 07, 2009 3:15pm PST

Back Yard, wheat, 070109

Updated: Jul 07, 2009 9:48am PST

More stuff, 062609

Photos taken in Spokane and at Mill Creek.

Updated: Jun 28, 2009 9:06pm PST

Days of Wildflowers. Steep Canyons and a Pileated Woodpecker, 061509

Umatilla National Forest, in the Tollgate area, 061509

Updated: Jun 16, 2009 7:47pm PST

Fishing Mink, Heron, Pelican on a Sunday drive, 061409

A mink on Mill Creek takes two crayfish and one prize native trout alo ...

Updated: Jun 14, 2009 11:22pm PST

Return to Zumwalt Prairie, and environs, 060909

Updated: Jun 10, 2009 9:58pm PST

Lick Creek Trail, 060809

Updated: Jun 10, 2009 7:31pm PST

A Cold Day in the Park, 12-30-08

Snow and temperatures in the teens lend a sharpness to dog walking at ...

Updated: Jun 07, 2009 6:52pm PST

Mill Creek Wild Roses, Honeybees and One Heron at Lunch, 060709

Nora and I took another walk along Mill Creek (We saw the Coyote earli ...

Updated: Jun 07, 2009 5:52pm PST

Dog's Playing at Mill Creek, etc., 05-19-09

Updated: May 22, 2009 3:51pm PST

More Faces of Palouse Falls, 05-19-09

Updated: May 22, 2009 3:35pm PST

Snowshoeing at Anthony Lake, 5-15-09

Updated: May 22, 2009 2:15pm PST

Lincton Mountain, 05-03-09

Too wet to snowshoe with Nora on Tollgate Mountain, so we came home on ...

Updated: May 03, 2009 8:58pm PST

Annual trek to the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area, via the only access (the privately owned north entrance), April 10, 2009

This eight-mile-long, five-mile wide wilderness has been isolated by a ...

Updated: Apr 11, 2009 9:56am PST

Stay-at-home Vacation, March 17-22, 2009

Badgers, deer, redtails, sandhill cranes and stunning scenery comprise ...

Updated: Apr 11, 2009 8:57am PST

Spring Critters, 03-22-09

Updated: Mar 29, 2009 9:01pm PST

A Monday Drive

This portion of the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway offers the Hells Canyon ...

Updated: Mar 29, 2009 8:57pm PST

Umatilla Forks in March, 03-17-09

Updated: Mar 22, 2009 11:41pm PST

Owen Beach, Tacoma, 03-07-09

Updated: Mar 22, 2009 11:24pm PST

Wallula Gap on the Columbia River, 03-16-09

Updated: Mar 22, 2009 10:10pm PST

Lewis and Clark Trail, from Warehouse Beach to Hat Rock, March 3, 2009

A day hike across a sandy trail with basalt formations, with Nora the ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2009 12:19pm PST

An Owl, a heron, eagles and deer

Photos from the area include eagles from Kennewick, an owl from Bennin ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2009 11:56am PST

February Snake, 02-20-09

Updated: Feb 22, 2009 1:33pm PST

Tucannon River 02-17-09

February sunshine highlighted a fishless stealhead trip to the Tucanno ...

Updated: Feb 22, 2009 9:52am PST

Shots from Charbonenau Park on the Snake River and nearby environs, 021209

A detour while en route to a oil change produced these photo.

Updated: Feb 15, 2009 7:16pm PST

Umatilla River for steelhead (none) and photos (many), 021009

A trip to fish the Umatilla River out of Pendleton turned into a journ ...

Updated: Feb 15, 2009 6:29pm PST

Hiking up the Creek on Super Bowl Sunday, 02-01-09

Despite spring-like temperatures, elements remain along the South Fork ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2009 8:05pm PST

Looking for Elk in Palmer Valley and Elkhorn, 1-22-09

Rumors of elk moving into Palmer Valley to escape deep snow in the Blu ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2009 8:22pm PST

Looking for Eagles on the Columbia River, 1-14-09

A day trip along the Columbia turns up eagles in beautiful downtown Ir ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2009 7:30pm PST

Touring Raptor Country (and the back yard), 12-05-08 and 1-12-09

A significant number of hawks (red-tailed, Northern harriers, kestrels ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2009 7:43pm PST

Part II, Hanford Reach National Monument, The Dunes, 1-14-09

A two-mile stroll along high cliffs above the Columbia River, across f ...

Updated: Jan 14, 2009 3:23pm PST

Nora along the Columbia, Hanford Reach National Monument, Jan. 4, 2009

Aftr several days of being house bound because of deep snow and freezi ...

Updated: Jan 08, 2009 8:07pm PST

Cross country skiing at Bennington Lake, 12-18-08

An unusual snowfall, about 2-feet of powder, made for excellent and co ...

Updated: Dec 26, 2008 4:34pm PST

Pioneer Park on Snowshoes, 12-21-08

A two-foot snowfall in the Walla Walla area made snowshowing one of th ...

Updated: Dec 21, 2008 11:56pm PST

Driving through the Snow to Wallowa Lake, 12-10-08

Updated: Dec 15, 2008 6:53pm PST

Even more Mill Creek Herons, 11-28-08, along with an American dipper, 11-29-08

Mill Creek, at the edge of Walla Walla, provides an opportunity to wal ...

Updated: Nov 30, 2008 9:14am PST

Wallula Gap on the Columbia River, 11-16-08

Ancient Ice Age Floods from Lake Missoula broke through here on their ...

Updated: Nov 25, 2008 8:04pm PST

Nora fishes on the Deschutes, 11-19-08

Updated: Nov 22, 2008 11:40am PST

Iron Horses and Petroglyphs near Vantage, 11-6-08

A 20-year-old, 15-horse sculpture highlights a ridge above the I-90 fr ...

Updated: Nov 02, 2008 11:33pm PST

Golden Hour Herons, etc, 8-31-8

Shadows an hour after sunrise give a dramatic quality to photos at Mil ...

Updated: Nov 02, 2008 10:06am PST

Sand dunes at the Potholes, 9-25-08

Updated: Oct 20, 2008 8:33pm PST

Brown pelicans, seals at Oregon Beach, 10-17-08

Brown Pelicans remain on the endangered species list, but the 1980s er ...

Updated: Oct 20, 2008 8:04pm PST

Grande Ronde Lake, 10-1-08

Updated: Oct 17, 2008 4:12pm PST

Frosty flights at Mill Creek, Oct. 27, 07.

Updated: Aug 31, 2008 6:12pm PST

Walking Ben Lake with the Camera, 8-29-8

Herons, dragonflies and comorants highlight another walk around Bennin ...

Updated: Aug 30, 2008 12:30am PST

A new backpack for Nora, Meadow Creek, 8-24-8

Nora and I met campers and long-time (18 years) forest-service volunte ...

Updated: Aug 29, 2008 1:37pm PST

Nora visits Mirror Lake, 8-1/3-08

Updated: Aug 17, 2008 1:39pm PST

Shad fishing at McNary Dam, 7-13-08

Shad fishing produced no action at McNary Dam, but a few good photos b ...

Updated: Jul 25, 2008 7:14am PST

Lick Creek, North Fork Umatilla Wilderness, Bear Hunt, June 28, 2008

Nora the Schnauzer and I hiked six hours along two ridges in the NFU W ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2008 3:48pm PST

Columbia River Bonefish (Carp) with a flyrod, 7-6-08

Fly fishing for carp, Columbia River bonefish, grows in popularity. Pr ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2008 3:33pm PST

Snake River Bass Fishing, Heller Bar, Grand Ronde River, 6-10-8

The temperature reached a sizzling 105 degrees along the Grande Ronde ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2008 11:48am PST

Blue Hole

As the Imnaha River rushes from the Eagle Cap Wilderness it shoots bet ...

Updated: Jun 15, 2008 7:15pm PST

Memorial Day at Bennington Lake, May 26, 2008

A quiet, memorial-day walk around Bennington Lake turns up several enc ...

Updated: Jun 05, 2008 4:47pm PST

Sheep Creek Falls, 5-15-08, Still changing

Updated: May 26, 2008 11:06pm PST

North Fork Umatilla Wilderness, 5-10-08

This trail along the North Fork Umatilla River and up the canyon wall ...

Updated: May 21, 2008 3:52pm PST

Oregon State Aquarium, Newport. 04-18-08

For closeup photographs of interesting, often rare, wildlife (fish, ma ...

Updated: Apr 28, 2008 3:09pm PST

Sea Lions and coastal stuff, April 26, 2008

Officials at the site call the Sea Lion Caves near Florence, Ore. the ...

Updated: Apr 28, 2008 8:59am PST

Oregon Coast beachcombing, April 14-18, 2008

Updated: Apr 22, 2008 7:36pm PST

Nora's adventures on the Wahluke National Wildlife Refuge (Saddle Mountain and White Bluffs) 04-9-08

On a Sunday drive Nora experienced a full day of excitement.

Updated: Apr 12, 2008 12:12am PST

Nora's first trip to the Juniper Dunes Wilderness, 03-31-08

A pearl-gray sky, with frequent patches of blue, and a steady stocking ...

Updated: Apr 02, 2008 4:01pm PST

Tick hunting with Nora the Schnauzer, 3-31-08

With spring, tick season opens in much of the Northwest, so a well-tra ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2008 12:59pm PST

Sandhill Cranes of Othello, Basin City, 3-18-08

With the 11th annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival set for the last ...

Updated: Mar 29, 2008 7:25am PST

Twin Sisters Hike, 3-12-08

The Twin Sisters, a basalt rock formation, is about 30 miles west of W ...

Updated: Mar 29, 2008 12:27am PST

Lowland lakes March fishing at Tucannon River impoundments, 3-3-8.

Nora the Schnauzer, a people dog for sure, took her first-ever fishing ...

Updated: Mar 05, 2008 7:28pm PST

Keepers from walking the dog at area parks and during a business (basketball game) trip to Spokane, 2-24-08

Birds and Nora pose at the Pioneer Park aviary, eagles along the parks ...

Updated: Feb 24, 2008 9:14pm PST

Winter on Hurricane Creek, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Feb. 18, 2008

On sunny days in January and February local folks often hike into the ...

Updated: Feb 24, 2008 12:59pm PST

Record snowfall at Bluewood, Feb. 13, 2008

Updated: Feb 17, 2008 11:46pm PST

First outing with Nora the Schnauzer, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, 2-5-08

At three months old, Nora's energy level appears boundless. Shoestring ...

Updated: Feb 07, 2008 3:30pm PST

Snowshoeing at Woodland Sno-Park, Jan. 28, 2008.

Updated: Feb 03, 2008 2:08pm PST

Bennington Lake with sunshine and snow

A stroll along Mill Creek's Kingfisher Trail and around Bennington Lak ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2008 11:59am PST

Odd n' Ends from Dec. 2007, Jan. 1, 2008.

Photos taken at Mill Creek, the Wallula area and Charbonneau Park-Ice ...

Updated: Jan 14, 2008 9:52pm PST

Oak Creek Elk Feeding Station, 1-13-08

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife feeds hundreds of Rocky ...

Updated: Jan 14, 2008 6:12pm PST

Christmas, 2007

Christmas (before, during and after) included visits by family and fri ...

Updated: Jan 02, 2008 9:12pm PST

A Farwell to Sadie the Dalmatian, and a Welcome to Nora the Schnauzer

Sadie the Dalmatian, 15, died Dec. 16, 2008, peacefully at home in the ...

Updated: Jan 02, 2008 6:14pm PST

The Blue Mountain Wildlife rehab center, 12-14-07.

The rebhab center (near Pendleton Oregon) keeps about 50 birds, almost ...

Updated: Dec 23, 2007 10:31am PST

South Fork WW River in December, 12-16-07

Winter along the South Fork Walla Walla River, with its naked trees, r ...

Updated: Dec 17, 2007 7:06pm PST

Season's First Ski Trek, Dec. 4, 2007.

With temperatures in the 50s and a steady drizzle, the first ski outin ...

Updated: Dec 05, 2007 12:11pm PST

Wallowa Lake Wind Storm

Winds reported at 122 mph hit Wallowa Lake State Park, at the edge of ...

Updated: Dec 02, 2007 6:00pm PST

An Archer after Pheasants

Hunting pheasants on a fog-bound November morning can be challenging, ...

Updated: Dec 02, 2007 4:24pm PST

The Heron Obsession (with other birds and a squirrel), Oct. 29 through Nov. 9, 2007.

A walk along Mill Creek for an hour or two nearly each day invariably ...

Updated: Nov 09, 2007 8:27pm PST

White Bluffs of the Columbia River Basin, Nov. 6-07

Wildfire during the summer left the Wahluke Unite of the Saddle Mounta ...

Updated: Nov 09, 2007 4:04pm PST

Dug Bar and the Nez Perce Crossing of 1877, 10-29-07

The 177-mile trip, total, to Dug Bar includes a 25-mile stretch that t ...

Updated: Oct 30, 2007 3:37pm PST

Heller Bar and the Grande Ronde, 10-22-07

On a day when steelhead proved scarce, photogenic scenes and critters ...

Updated: Oct 23, 2007 8:09pm PST

The spider with a fly

The spider on the iron front-yard railing clutched the fly, 10-23-07

Updated: Oct 23, 2007 7:23pm PST

A curious young mink and Mill Creek scenes, Mill Creek, 10-11-7

This mink popped onto a weir as I stood beside the stream, and it neve ...

Updated: Oct 23, 2007 7:15pm PST

Fall Fishing in the Deschutes, 10-14-07

With Mount Adams and Mount Rainier on one or another horison, and with ...

Updated: Oct 16, 2007 7:39pm PST

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 10-9-07

With a detour of a few miles, we often visit The Turnbull Natonal Wild ...

Updated: Oct 09, 2007 10:43am PST

Family feud, between a great white egret and a great blue heron, Oct. 5, 2007.

Egrets and herons belong to the same bird family, but the larger heron ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2007 7:46am PST

Snake River Steelhead, Oct. 1, 07.

I spent one morning checking out the steelhead fishing at the mouth of ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2007 6:18am PST

Sunset from Skyline Drive

From Skyline Drive, and Table Rock, you can see the sunset beyond the ...

Updated: Sep 25, 2007 11:38am PST

An evening walk at Mill Creek, Bennington Lake 9-20-07

Many photographic shubjects present themselves at dusk along Mill Cree ...

Updated: Sep 23, 2007 10:25pm PST

More Mill Creek birds, Sept. 15, 2007

Updated: Sep 19, 2007 7:54pm PST

Hike along Hurricane Creek

Hurricane Creek, in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, couldn't have been more ...

Updated: Sep 19, 2007 7:08pm PST

Umatilla Wildlife Refuge

The Umatilla Wildlife Refuge borders the Columbia River near Irrigon, ...

Updated: Aug 28, 2007 2:59pm PST

On The Road Again: Eastern Oregon, Yakima River

One weekend, we drove the Elkhorn Scenic Drive Byway and the next I fi ...

Updated: Aug 28, 2007 1:58pm PST

Dried-up Thief Valley Reservoir and environs, Aug. 14, 2007

We (Darlene, Sadie the Dalmatian and I) visited Thief Valley Reservoir ...

Updated: Aug 18, 2007 3:28pm PST

Grande Ronde Lake

Grande Ronde Lake sits at 7,100-feet elevation in the Anthony Lake Rec ...

Updated: Aug 08, 2007 12:09pm PST

Picking fossils in Fossil, Ore., July 29, 2007.

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument offers a view of plants and ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2007 11:05am PST

Praying Mantis, Great Blue Heron, July 26, 2007

A praying mantis from the backyard, and a Great Blue Heron from Mill C ...

Updated: Jul 26, 2007 7:09pm PST

Francis Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, July 16-18, 2007

It's a nine-mile climb, seven up and two down, along seemingly endless ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2007 9:11pm PST

West Eagle Meadows, Boulder Park, July 3-5, 2007

Sadie and I avoided fireworks by camping at West Eagle on the south si ...

Updated: Jul 10, 2007 3:22pm PST

Front-yard honey bees

A squadron of honey bees worked over the trumpeter vine beside the hou ...

Updated: Jul 09, 2007 6:34pm PST

Sunny weather on the Oregon Coast in June, 2007.

It's apparently unusual to spend a week on the Oregon Coast without do ...

Updated: Jun 24, 2007 11:55pm PST

Ponds on the Forest

Checking out three ponds, once gravel pits that filled with water and ...

Updated: Jun 14, 2007 7:19pm PST

Mount Howard via the Wallowa Lake Tramway, June 6, 2007

The tramway to Mount Howard, at 8,200 feet, rises about 4,000 feet fr ...

Updated: Jun 10, 2007 2:04pm PST

Spring Hike to Oregon Butte, with Rooks Park Aside

It's a steep climb to the Oregon Butte lookout at nearly 7,000 feet, b ...

Updated: May 31, 2007 1:21pm PST

Looking for sea lions at Bonneville Dam, May 19, 2007.

A spring storm moved into the Columbia Gorge, and while the visit to B ...

Updated: May 21, 2007 1:47pm PST

Juniper Dunes, North Entrance, May 16, 2007

Public access to the Juniper Dunes Wilderness via the north gate, acro ...

Updated: May 21, 2007 1:04pm PST

Within sight of Walla Walla

Sometimes a stay-at-home weekend in and around Walla Walla pays off wi ...

Updated: May 13, 2007 10:12am PST

April on Saddle Mountain (April 19, 2007)

Updated: Apr 25, 2007 12:47pm PST

Springtime in the Columbia Basin, April 13, 2007

Early spring in the valley bring red-faced pheasants, heavy-legged hon ...

Updated: Apr 13, 2007 10:23pm PST

Spring skiing: Horseshoe Prairie, April 3, 2007

A near perfect day on the boards, marred only by a skinned elbow on th ...

Updated: Apr 04, 2007 6:53pm PST

Rainwater Wildlife Area, April 1, 2007

Updated: Apr 01, 2007 8:20pm PST

Swans of Usk, March 27, 2007

Thousands of tundra swans stop to rest at Usk during migrations.

Updated: Mar 28, 2007 12:12pm PST

Sunday drive: Tollgate, Wallowa River and Wallowa Lake, March 18, 2007

On a day warm with silver sunshine, Darlene, Sadie and I drove over sn ...

Updated: Mar 19, 2007 8:20pm PST

Fishing at Rainbow Lake, March 12, 2007

Swans highlight a day at Rainbow Lake, on the Tucannon River, March 12 ...

Updated: Mar 17, 2007 12:45am PST

Fishing at Quail Lake, Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

A day at the fly-fishing only lake, near the Columbia National Wildlif ...

Updated: Mar 16, 2007 5:43pm PST

Practice shots: Pioneer Park , Mill Creek and backyard, Feb. 19, 2007

These shots generally developed in our backyard or when walking Sadie ...

Updated: Feb 21, 2007 8:49pm PST

Palouse Falls on the Rocks, Jan. 28. 2007

Sadie and I made a special trip to Palouse Falls the photograph the ic ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2007 9:06pm PST

Ski trekking to High Ridge Lookout, Feb. 12, 2007

With the swirling fog (or clouds) to the east, I felt this 10.7-mile c ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2007 8:59pm PST

Balde Eagle Fest, Grand Coulee, Feb. 18, 2007

Darlene, Sadie and I drove 190 miles to the Balde Eagle Festival at th ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2007 8:37pm PST

Hunting Keys at Juniper Dunes Wilderness,Feb. 5, 2007

Sadie the Dalmatian and I spent several hours traipsing along the lost ...

Updated: Feb 19, 2007 1:57pm PST

Charbonneau Park, Snake River Eagles, Herons, etc.

More photos of birds along the Snake River at Charbonneau Park, near I ...

Updated: Jan 27, 2007 10:44am PST

Elkhorn Wildlife Area Elk Feeding, Jan. 14, 2007

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife feeds about 200 elk daily a ...

Updated: Jan 16, 2007 4:50pm PST

River Otter at Frozen Bennington Lake, Jan. 11, 07

The river otter appeared to be staying at a beaver house, perhaps aban ...

Updated: Jan 16, 2007 1:47pm PST

Snowshoeing at Balloon Tree Road, Dec. 2006

Balloon Tree Road received its name during World War II when a balloon ...

Updated: Jan 07, 2007 8:07pm PST

Zumwalt Prairie Preserve, Jan. 1, 2007

Zumwalt Prairie is the largest and highest quality Palouse bunchgrass ...

Updated: Jan 04, 2007 12:31am PST

Macks Canyon (Oct. 22-23, 2006)

Deschutes River steelhead outing with Sadie the Dalmatian.

Updated: Dec 25, 2006 10:02pm PST

Bennington Lake Fall, Oct. 20, 2006

Fall fowl and colors.

Updated: Dec 15, 2006 8:18am PST

Northwest blooms

Wildflowers add color and interest to the Northwest hills, valleys and ...

Updated: Dec 15, 2006 8:10am PST

Herons of Mill Creek (and Egrets), Oct. 11, 06

Practically any stroll along Mill Creek provides encounters with heron ...

Updated: Nov 16, 2006 8:17pm PST

Ringold's stormy weather, steelhead Nov. 6, 06

Even on a wet weekday, many anglers lined the banks of the Columbia Ri ...

Updated: Nov 08, 2006 8:58pm PST

Elkhorn Scenic Drive, with October snow (Oct. 11, 2006)

These photos resulted from a Sunday drive over portions of the Elkorn ...

Updated: Oct 24, 2006 10:52am PST

Traveling the Tucannon

From the foggy mouth of the Tucannon River to Sheep Creek, and Sheep C ...

Updated: Oct 15, 2006 5:27pm PST

Rough Fork Trail, Oct. 1-2, 2006

Fall colors highlight an overnight trip into the South Fork Walla Wall ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2006 5:06pm PST

Deschutes River Steelhead, Sept. 25, 2006

Plenty of steelhead at the mouth of the Deschutes River in late Septem ...

Updated: Oct 04, 2006 6:49pm PST

Rocky Ford Creek, Sept. 17, 2006

Sometimes the fish bite in September on Rocky Ford Creek. Sometimes th ...

Updated: Sep 23, 2006 10:08am PST

Steelheading at Heller Bar, Sept. 20, 06.

September may be too early to expect steelhead to be moving into the G ...

Updated: Sep 20, 2006 9:42pm PST

Another visit to Mill Creek, Sept. 17, 06

A new flight of waterfowl has moved to Mill Creek, Sept. 17. 2006.

Updated: Sep 20, 2006 8:12pm PST

Mill Creek Afternoons

Milll Creek flows from the Blue Mountains through Walla Walla, and man ...

Updated: Sep 14, 2006 8:50am PST

On the Klickitat, Aug. 19, 2006.

A steelhead fishing trip in late Aug. 2006, find Highway 142 from Lyle ...

Updated: Sep 03, 2006 7:01pm PST

Byways are happy ways

Darlene and I drove portions of the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway and the ...

Updated: Aug 30, 2006 8:25am PST

Bowman Trail, Brownie Basin, Chimney Lake in the Eagle Cap

Bowman Trail in August is dusty, as well as steep, usually with good w ...

Updated: Aug 29, 2006 7:15pm PST

Scenic Loop Bicycle Ride

A 20-mile-plus ride from around Scenic Loop Road in July (30th) passes ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2006 9:43pm PST

Lenice Lake

Lenice Lake, near Vantage Washington in the Lower Crab Creek drainage, ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2006 9:34pm PST

East Fork Lostine River Trail, Eagle Cap, July 14-15, 2006

After a winter of heavy snow, the always beautiful valley sparkled in ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2006 9:16am PST

Hells Canyon Scenic Biway and Table Rock, July 12-13, 2006

A pair of trips on 90-plus degree days in Eastern Oregon and Eastern W ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2006 9:13am PST

Fourth of July at Shimmiehorn Pond, 2006

A campout to prevent Sadie the Dalmatian from a fireworks induced nerv ...

Updated: Jul 06, 2006 6:39pm PST

June on the Oregon Coast

Taking photos of life by the sea adds pleasure to the trip, June 18-25 ...

Updated: Jun 27, 2006 9:18pm PST

A Hike from Panjab Trailhead

Bears, elk, deer, squirrels and wildflowers highlight an overnight tri ...

Updated: Jun 16, 2006 7:53pm PST

Lake Ewauna, Crater Lake and the Deschutes River

Some scenes recorded on a trip from Walla Walla to Southern Oregon and ...

Updated: Jun 04, 2006 10:06pm PST

Wings tucked and spread

Interesting photos of birds often come while on fishing, hiking and ca ...

Updated: May 24, 2006 7:06pm PST

North Fork Umatilla Wilderness

Despite its small size, the North Fork Umatilla wilderness, the source ...

Updated: May 24, 2006 6:59pm PST

From John Day Dam (with trophy rams) to Umtanum Falls

A windy day John Day Dam fishing, unsuccessfully, for Northern Pikemin ...

Updated: May 15, 2006 10:46am PST

Fishing, exploring at Lenore Lake

Winds of up to 45 mph, according to warnings on the radio, complicated ...

Updated: May 07, 2006 6:16pm PST

Saddle Mountain Wildlife Refuge

From atop Saddle Mountain in the Wahluke National Wildlife Refuge you ...

Updated: Apr 21, 2006 10:07pm PST

To Eureka Bar in April, 2006

Rain could not dampen this overnight trip to Eureka Bar.

Updated: Apr 10, 2006 7:03am PST

Juniper Dunes Wilderness, March 6, 2006

A landowner denies access to the Juniper Dunes Wilderness from the sou ...

Updated: Apr 09, 2006 8:44pm PST

Sandhill Crane Festival and CNWR

Visiting the annual Sandhill Crane Festival at Othello offers opportun ...

Updated: Mar 27, 2006 10:34pm PST

On the road to Dug Bar, Hells Canyon NRA

The road to Dug Bar, in the Hells Canyon NRA, passes through stark and ...

Updated: Mar 24, 2006 9:48pm PST

Winter Picnic with Eagles, etc.

A sunny-day picnic on Super Bowl Sunday turned up good reasons to miss ...

Updated: Mar 05, 2006 5:55pm PST

keepers

Photos randomly selected that didn't deserve being trashed. Perhaps.

Updated: Mar 05, 2006 5:26pm PST

big and small

The photos were taken on trips in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montan ...

Updated: Mar 05, 2006 10:12am PST

Crab Creek Wildlife Area

With the Crab Creek Wildlife Area, Washington state preserves 17,000 a ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2006 7:42pm PST

Mountains, river canyons, basalt scablands and beaches

Over the years, Sadie and I have camped, hiked, fished and generally e ...

Updated: Jan 25, 2006 7:00pm PST

Backyard-Rooks Park , squirrels, mergansers

On a warm day in January, the 20th, squirrels and juncos cavorted in t ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2006 10:32am PST

Wallula Habitat Management Unit

Fog and sunshine contribute to vivid scenes at the McNary Wildlife Ref ...

Updated: Dec 27, 2005 5:34pm PST

On the trail again!

Scenery and solitude abounds when hiking in the backcountry, winter or ...

Updated: Dec 24, 2005 6:05pm PST

Frosty Bennington Lake, Mill Creek

Frost lay over Bennington Lake and Mill Creek for days in early Decemb ...

Updated: Dec 14, 2005 7:14pm PST

Snowshoe Trip, Andies Prairie

After a heavy snow, wind has created interesting sculptures reminiscen ...

Updated: Dec 11, 2005 11:20pm PST

November on the Klickitat River

Steelhead fishing on the Klickitat River can be a chilly experience in ...

Updated: Nov 29, 2005 9:38am PST

Thanksgiving 2005, our first without Andrea.

Thanksgiving A good number of us meet for another of D ...

Updated: Nov 27, 2005 10:23am PST

Wheatland Pheasant Hunting

More than pheasants popped up during a hunting trip through the wheat ...

Updated: Nov 23, 2005 11:26pm PST

Above the Fog

An early season cross country ski trip to Morning Creek and Andies Pra ...

Updated: Nov 23, 2005 10:53pm PST

Walla Walla Fall

October's leaves and trees on Walla Walla streets, 2005.

Updated: Oct 23, 2005 10:17pm PST

Blue Mountain Wildlife

Blue Mountain Wildlife, a facility near Pendleton, Ore., cares for wou ...

Updated: Oct 18, 2005 7:26pm PST

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge is about four miles from Cheney, Wash., off of the Plaza-Ch ...

Updated: Oct 18, 2005 6:43pm PST

Feeding the goats, May 16, 2005.

Andrea brought a pair of pygmy goats home for Cailin to feed.

Updated: Oct 13, 2005 9:03am PST

Deschutes River Canyon, Again

Photos easily become a preoccupation when steelhead fishing on the Des ...

Updated: Oct 03, 2005 10:20pm PST

Maxwell Lake, Eagle Cap

Maxwell Lake lies below stark peaks and steep slopes after a stiff fou ...

Updated: Sep 14, 2005 3:55pm PST

September blooms in Pioneer Park

Colorful flowers border the entrance road into Walla Walla's Pioneer P ...

Updated: Sep 13, 2005 10:17pm PST

From Dayton to Mount Misery, Pomeroy and back

Driving a loop from Dayton to the Tucannon River, Rose Springs, Mount ...

Updated: Sep 06, 2005 8:44pm PST

Mount Howard

A tram takes visitors to the top of Mount Howard, where they may lunch ...

Updated: Sep 05, 2005 10:27pm PST

Deschutes River

Fishing and camping along the Deschutes River never becomes a chore.

Updated: Sep 05, 2005 9:37pm PST

High Ridge Lookout

High Ridge Lookout sits on ``high ridge'' a mile or so off of Summit R ...

Updated: Sep 05, 2005 9:12pm PST

Rocky Ford Creek

Rocky Ford Creek, four miles or so south of Soap Lake, Wa., functions ...

Updated: Sep 05, 2005 9:11pm PST

Hanford Reach

Hanford Reach via Ringold is across the Columbia River from the old Ha ...

Updated: Sep 05, 2005 10:02am PST

Good food, good times at home

Christmas, Thanksgiving and birthdays often bring the clan, or most of ...

Updated: Sep 05, 2005 8:38am PST

Polaris Pass, Eagle Cap

Polaris Pass loop hike leaves Wallowa Lake via Anaroid Lake Trail (Eas ...

Updated: Sep 04, 2005 11:10pm PST

Imnaha, Snake rivers

Camping and fishing at the confluence of the Imnaha River and the Snak ...

Updated: Sep 04, 2005 2:04pm PST

Seven Devils

A loop hike around the Seven Devils, near Riggins, Idaho, took Sadie a ...

Updated: Sep 04, 2005 1:43pm PST

Leslie Gulch

Leslie Gulch, in Owyee Country, possesses striking rock formations and ...

Updated: Aug 31, 2005 4:16pm PST

Kirkwood Ranch, Hells Canyon, Buck Mounain, Deschutes River

You can reach Kirkwood Bar and upriver points in Hells Canyon by hikin ...

Updated: Aug 27, 2005 11:13am PST

Good Ol' Snow

Cross-country skis and a rented ranger cabin mix well for Dawn, Steve, ...

Updated: Aug 24, 2005 8:54pm PST

John Day Fossil Beds

The John Day Fossil beds spread over several sites separated by miles, ...

Updated: Aug 23, 2005 8:51pm PST