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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Soaking up the sun

A small garter snake catches the last rays of sunshine as it basks on the warm blacktop of a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Predator and Prey

A crab spider preys on honey from its ambush spot on a blackberry blossom in a thicket along a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Salad days

A black-tailed deer feeds in a field of tall grass along a rural road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Thursday, May  19, 2016. Black-tailed deer, found in the coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest, are considered a subspecies of the mule deer. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Badass spider

A crab spider watches as an unsuspecting ant walks past on the leaf of a hazelnut tree in an orchard on a farm near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, May 15, 2016. 
The ant was not lunch.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Am I bugging you?

My Macbook Pro was on the fritz for the last week. It's now fixed. To get back into the swing of photography, I headed out this evening looking for bugs. I found a few. This spider was looking good while hiding on a flowering grass stem in a pasture on our ranch near Elkton, Ore., on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
A ladybug reaches the end of the line.
A very small long-legged grasshopper.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The four amigos

A family of wild week-old barn owl owlets look out from their nest box high in the peak of a barn on a farm near Oakland in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
When hunting is good, breeding pairs of barn owls can hatch more than one clutch in a season. When rodent populations are low the owlets will fight for survival and push their smaller siblings out of the nest.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bernie Sander campaigns in Oregon

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd of over 8,000 at a city park in Springfield, Ore., on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Young supporters wait for the candidate.
Ron Kohn of Eugene greets a child at the entrance to the event.
The excitement builds at Sanders takes the stage.
Sanders waves to the crown as he is escorted by the Secret Service.
Sanders spoke for about 45 minutes to an appreciative crown of about 8,000.
Thousands of spectators wait outside a security gate at Island Park in Springfield.
Candidate Bernie Sanders greets well wishers at the "rope line" after his speech.