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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Take off

A great blue heron takes to the air while hunting in the shallows of the Umpqua River near Elkton in western Oregon.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

God, Guns, and Liberty demonstration in Eugene, Oregon

A man wearing a "Trump 2020" hat fights with counter protesters during a demonstration in downtown Eugene on Saturday. Organizers of the pro-gun event originally called for a "God, Guns, and Trump" demonstration, but changed the name to "God, Guns, and Liberty". Hundreds of counter protesters showed up to counter about 75 pro-gun and Trump demonstrators. Many of the gun activists were openly carrying assault style semi-automatic weapons.

Pro-gun activists stand with assault style semi-automatic weapons in a street during a protest in downtown Eugene on Saturday. 

Demonstrators with semi-automatic weapons are confronted by a counter protester during the protest. 
A man holds a bible and American flag.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hungry Hummingbird

A rufous hummingbird alights and reaches for a very small spider as it perches on a barbed wire fence along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon.
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Fawn crossing

As dusk falls a black-tailed deer fawn cautiously crosses a hilly country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

Heat sponge

As dusk falls, a western fence lizard warms itself on the edge of a sun warmed country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

I carefully mov ed the little fellow of the road.

Osprey action

A pair of osprey have been very active near my home in Oregon over the last few weeks. They've been working on a new nest on top of a nearby utility pole and hunting for fish in the nearby Umpqua River. They're amazing animals.
An osprey feeds on a large fish while perched in a dead tree along the Umpqua River in rural western Oregon on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Milepost 97 fire in Oregon

The Milepost 97 fire burns on a hillside above Canyonville, Ore., on Friday, July 26, 2019. As of August 4, the 13,000-acre fire is about 45% contained and has not burned any homes.