Waxing Crescent Moon




Hope your Memorial weekend went well. My weekend was spent working around the house, trying to get caught up on some of the backlog of “things to do”. As I was finishing up the work yesterday afternoon, I noticed the waxing crescent moon overhead. As soon as it got dark enough, I grabbed my camera […]

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Fun Friday: Organizational Tip




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from a brief stop at Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called “Squaw Creek NWR”) in northwest Missouri, while on my way home from photographing in the Columbia River Gorge. As I drove the 10-mile refuge auto tour route, I came upon a pair of adult Canada Geese with 8 young goslings. […]

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Beautiful Blue Camas




Today’s post features a beautiful blue wildflower growing in the Columbia River Gorge area of Oregon, a blue Camas (species unidentified) wildflower. Early one morning, I crossed the Columbia River to photograph at Catherine’s Creek Nature Area, a wonderful little area on the Washington state side of the river. One of the striking wildflowers at […]

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Wahkeena Falls




Another wonderful waterfalls I was able to photograph during my recent trip to the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, was Wahkeena Falls. Although only 242 feet tall, it was one of my favorite waterfalls I found during my visit to the Gorge. There were several reachable viewpoints and each had it’s own advantages. Here are […]

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Fun Friday: How Bees Make Honey




Yesterday morning, I decided to go check out Snowball Hill Prairie, a wonderful prairie remnant near my rural Missouri home. This past winter, the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) did a controlled burn on the remaining half of the prairie (the first half was burned in the winter of 2016) and I wanted to see what […]

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Horsetail Falls




Today’s post comes from a small waterfall that is located near Multnomah Falls … Horsetail Falls. Although it lacks the grandeur of Multnomah Falls, I found it very private and intimate, being able to maneuver all around the falls to capture different views and feelings. Here are a couple of my favorite images I captured […]

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The Grand-daddy




Today’s post features one of the highlights of my recent photo trip to Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge … Multnomah Falls. This two-tiered waterfall towers 611 feet high, with the top tier reaching 542 feet and the lower tier 69 feet.¬†According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young […]

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Fun Friday: A ‘Pile’ of Pelicans




This “Fun Friday” post contains a couple of images I captured on my way home from my recent photo outing in the Pacific Northwest. Stopping by the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly known as Squaw Creek NWR), I was hoping to find a few birds still lingering around from the spring migration. I arrived at the […]

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Balsamroot From ‘The Gorge’




Today’s post is the first of many to follow, illustrating the uniqueness and beauty of the Oregon Columbia River Gorge scenic area. Today’s post comes from the Tom McCall Preserve, located on the Rowena Plateau and overlooking the Columbia River. The highlight during this visit was the wonderful Balsamroot wildflowers, proudly displaying their beauty in […]

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Our Woodland Duck




After a 2-week road trip, I arrived back home last evening. I had a wonderful trip to the Pacific Northwest, my first ever in that geographical area. The main emphasis was to photograph the wonderful waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge in northern Oregon, along with the many spring wildflowers popping up everywhere. What a […]

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