Driving south through the center of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, you will come upon this lone Cottonwood tree. It presents a nice break to the surrounding scenery.
The Steens Mountain Wilderness is managed in cooperation with the local ranchers by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It is a vast 500,000-acre region south of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.The South Steens Herd Management Area (HMA) is traversed by the South Steens Loop Road making it easy to spot and photograph these magnificent animals in the wild.The herds in this HMA are managed to maintain healthy Pinto specimens.
The vernal equinox has just passed. Spring, for those of us north of the equator, has officially begun. Last year at this time, Liddy and I took a moment to wander along the banks of the White River. The willows were blooming. Their little fuzzy flowers in full show.
Just below the John Day Dam on the Columbia River, is a pullout where you can park for the night. In the morning you may be rewarded with view of Mount Hood, the Cliffs on the south side of the Columbia Gorge, and this old grain elevator.
Autumn gold flows down the mountainside near Aspen Grove, British Columbia
High on a cliff above the John Day Fossil Beds, near Condon, OR there is this bee’s nest. The bees are over one inch long. We know because Liddy almost snapped one that was buzzing around her nose.
A female mule deer looks back at Liddy and I across the small creek running through the east side of Page Springs Campground
There is something about the symmetry of this pair of cottonwoods.The freshly tilled field in the foreground, and the line of yellow daffodils behind. Just a nice spring photo of the Skagit Valley near La Conner, WA.
This Great Horned Owl squints down at us from a large, old tree on the grounds of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters.
The elementary school in Wilkerson, WA declares itself to have been in business for 100 years. Built from the sandstone that was mined locally, it is an impressive building.
A mist rises from the bay while the setting sun throws everything into a violet firestorm.
North Head Lighthouse stands above a calm North Pacific Ocean in the early evening