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Saturday, October 13, 2018

It's all the buzz, recently published work

It's my photo, via AP, of a honey bee in the San Francisco Chronicle's website. It a cool story about searching for all of the bee species in Oregon.

Another of my bee photos, via, used on the site. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Foggy morning in Oregon

The sun comes up behind a black walnut tree on a foggy fall morning near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

Fastest animal on the planet

A peregrine falcon lands on a dead tree high on a ridge overlooking the Umpqua River in rural western Oregon near Elkton on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, peregrine falcons are described as the fastest animal on the planet, and have been recorded reaching speeds in excess of 240 miles an hour in dives after prey.  
...and takeoff...

The amazing peregrine falcon perches on the tree. There were actually a pair of the birds together when I first spotted them. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dew drop in

Spiders hang in their dew drop encrusted webs in a pasture on a hillside near Roseburg early on Oct. 10, 2018.

This one was especially large!!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Aw, nuts!

The outer husk is cut away to display a nearly ripe English walnuts in an orchard on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2018 
A glass bowl of delicious freshly harvested walnuts.
The husk naturally cracks and falls away as the nut ripens on the tree.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

All good goats go to heaven

The Rev. NANCY GALLAGHER says a prayer for a goat named BONNIE during a Saint Francis Day blessing of the animals service at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Gallagher blessed about 50 dogs, a few cats, and one goat during the service.  
A one-eyed chihuahua named SABRINA gets blessed during the event.

The Rev. NANCY GALLAGHER blessed two small dogs as they wrap up their owner. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Tuck and cover

A western pond turtle tucks its head in for safety after being discovered along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Western pond turtles are currently listed as endangered in Washington State. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife considers it a sensitive species. The turtles can live to be as old as 70 years old, and don’t reproduce until they are older than ten years.