Archive for October, 2006

home on the range

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Pronghorns may have been the highpoint of our sightings on the high desert range lands of southern Oregon, but we enjoyed others as well. We encountered many groups of cattle and occasionally stopped to shoot a few photos. Most would stand quietly, a bit aloof, a few paces off the road. The individuals above and […]

pronghorn antelope

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

I realize that I’ve been jumping around quite a bit with these posts with images from my recent trip to the PNW. Suffice to say that so many things happened in the almost-five weeks that I was off wandering around that it’s difficult to condense and put it into any order now that I’m back […]

sign of the times

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I’m slowly getting back into my routine here at the farm. It’s been cool and rainy, so I’ve just been out for one walk through the fields. Sabrina has begun to forgive me for being away for almost five weeks. The first night home, she made a fuss over Don but pretended I was invisible. […]

water ouzels

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

To continue with interesting things seen while traveling in the west, ouzels may top the list. Also known as Water Thrush or American Dipper birds (Cinclus mexicanus), these small birds are found in the torrents of clear, fast-moving streams. I’d seen them in rivers on my last visit to the PNW, so was watching for […]

suddenly, it’s autumn

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

We’re back home now. After a long and somewhat eventful flight, we arrived here at the farm just a little before 3 a.m. yesterday. I’ll have more to say about the travel part sometime soon. But for now, I’m thinking about autumn. We spent our last couple of days in California and Oregon wandering along […]


Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Second post for today. In an hour or two, we’ll be packing up our stuff for the last time as we leave California and head north for the final leg of our journey before returning home next week. Yesterday, Lynne commented that the driftwood in one of my photos looked quite large. During our travels, […]

california sisters

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

I haven’t said too much about the insects that I’ve seen along the way during my wanderings in California and Oregon. In truth, I haven’t seen quite so many as I thought I might. Whether that was due to the time of year, the weather, my lack of diligence in looking, or some other factor, […]