A Gecko licks the juice from flowers of a palm tree.
They seem to have a well-adapted tongue that you might see after you get past the colorful patterns on its back and those fantastic blue rimmed eyes.
Sharing a moment or more with you.
Here you will find some of our latest adventures.
Leaning over the rail of our lanai, I captured this blossom that had been caught in a leaf of the tree. I like the contrast between the fallen flower and the ripening fruit behind. A polarizer would have helped to knock down the glare on the leaves. Especially the one to the left of the brown fruit.
The last moment I shared with you, Fossils, Beehives, and Pronghorns, had us arriving at Page Springs Recreation Area which is located at the south end of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, near Frenchglen.
On our drive south along Oregon205, we saw a herd of elk, some coyotes, and lots of mule deer. Late October, early November seems to be the time to view the deer.…
Late last October, we were planning to go east to either Glacier National Park or Yellowstone. I had ordered a Canon R6, a rental, to give the new mirrorless camera a go before plunking down the money.
Well, the camera didn’t make it, and my trip was delayed so I decided to change our destination and head south to Oregon’s Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge. I’m not sorry we did.…
The sport of wave watching might be a better title 😋
We do have a lot of expensive glass brought to bear on the subject, especially during the King Tides of November, December, and January. This collection of surf images was captured in September, (when the weather and light was awesome) and in November (when the rain was pelting down.) And again, in December.
The weather was so nice in December that Liddy and I took a couple of hours to go walking on the beach on the north side of the park. But that’ is another story.
Click through to see some of the surf that the crowd comes to capture.…
September brought more challenges to 2020. Local wildfires combined with smoke from those in Oregon and California conspired to keep us hunkered down in our homes avoiding the less than fresh air.
With October, the local fires were controlled. Oregon and California’s contribution to our air pollution from their fires was tolerable. Aside from the haze, the skies were clear, the temperatures warm. Too nice not to pick up the camera gear and go on an adventure.…
You know when things are serious when you get phone calls from concerned friends who live 1000 miles away 😍
Fortunately, the wildfire that was consuming the hillside behind the smoke was not near enough to our house to force us into evacuation mode. Others in our town didn’t fare so well 😪
Our wildfire was happening at the same time as those in southern Oregon and California. We just added a little bit more to the media fire.
The cause of the fire was attributed to an electrical transformer being blown down during a windstorm.
August has become a very busy month. This is because we now have two birthdays to celebrate, and two weddings. Our son Kelly exchanged wedding vows with Nathania ten Wolde on the beach at Sandpoint in Olympic National Park.
This August was also consumed by the grandchildren coming home with us after the wedding. I took each of them to a different place for a camping trip.…
You would think that after the wedding weekend and two weeks with the grandchildren I would have had enough.
Apparently not. Liddy and I spent one morning walking the Naches Peak Loop. This is a trail that originates at Tipsoo Lake / Chinook Pass and circles the peak that towers above the pass on its southern side.…