Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fall hike

My border collie, Lily, likes to climb trees when we hike in the forest near our home in southwestern Oregon. 
A bathtub makes an interesting watering trough as seen on our hike on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2105.
A small jumping spider climbs on a fern growing on a damp forested hillside. I used my hand-held flash on a cord to give this photo the dramatic light. 

Just hanging around

A large spider hangs in her glistening dewy web on a hillside near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday Nov. 22, 2015.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Learning to play

Our border collie Lily shows our new rescue dog Cocoa how to play "chase the stick".

Rain soaked rough skinned newt

On a rainy Oregon morning, a rough skinned newt looks up while crossing a road in a forested area near Elkton on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Rough skinned newts produce powerful toxins in their skin. The bright underbelly of the small amphibian is believed to be a warning to possible predators. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ba ba fall sheep

A flock of sheep feed in a pasture with a colorful fall backdrop along a country road in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. 

S car go: It's snail season in Oregon

A Pacific sideband snail slowly crosses a rain-slickened country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon, on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015