Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting for dinner

A spider waits for prey on an apple blossom in an orchard in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My photo on

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Snuggle time

A pair of barn owl owlets snuggle in their nest box in the top of an old barn on a farm near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Barn owns are the most widely distributed species of owl in the world.
I tried, but couldn't get all four of the owlets in one picture. Maybe next time.
A shaft of sunlight highlights on of the owlets.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Feeling ticklish?

A live backlegged tick, also known as a deer tick, crawls on the surface on a penny. The tick was pulled from the skin of a pet dog at a home near Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, March 31, 2014. Due to a mild winter in western Oregon, the tick population seems to be booming this spring. Blacklegged ticks are known to carry Lyme disease and other tick-transmitted diseases.
I'm pretty much a "live and let live" kind of person, but a tick feeding from my beloved dog is another matter.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Golden Gate

I'm visiting California this week and we did a little sight seeing in San Francisco today. The Golden Gate Bridge is hard to beat.
I found this bulldog waiting for his surfer owner in the parking lot under the bridge.