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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fall colors with dog and mushrooms

With a colorful maple tree in the background, a ranch dog named Lily plays fetch in a pasture near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
Lily rides in a pickup through a pasture near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. We only drive very slow on the ranch with Lily in the back of the pickup. Never on actual roads. 

Colorful maple leaves blanket the ground as small  mushrooms grow in the pasture.

Monday, October 26, 2015

It's my photo in Hakai magazine

It's my photo in Hakia magazine via ZUMA Press and Corbis Imgaes.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Itsy bitsy spider

A small spider weaves its web on a fence under a large raindrop on a farm near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday. Oct. 25, 2015. After a long dry summer the fall rains seem to have started in Oregon.

Jiminy Cricket! It's my photo in the Guardian

It's my photo, via, in The Week in Wildlife Pictures in the Guardian.

Rain dance

Rain falls as a pair of black tailed deer appear to have a disagreement in a field along a country road near Elkton in Southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.
...and the winner is...

Monday, October 19, 2015

Roosevelt elk in Oregon

A herd of Roosevelt elk run across a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. The Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti), also known as Olympic elk, is the largest of the four surviving subspecies of elk in North America. 

The herd of Roosevelt elk feed in an orchard along a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oh my God! It's a Jerusalem cricket

A large Jerusalem cricket walks on a mossy log on a forested hillside near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets and are not found in Jerusalem. They're native to the western United States and Mexico. 

Stranded spider

A small spider leaves a safety line of silk behind as it walks on a rusty strand of electric fence wire an a farm near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

President Obama in Roseburg: Umpqua Community College shooting

With a grim look on his face, President Obama leaves Roseburg High School in Roseburg, Oregon on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The president was visiting with family and victims of the Oct. 1 shooting rampage at nearby Umpqua Community College. 

A large group of gun rights activists and Obama protesters gathered near the Roseburg airport. 

 Many of the gun rights activists were displaying firearms.

 Some of the protesters made their way to the high school to make their points while the president was meeting with the families.
 A very few people showed their support for Obama at the rally near the airport.
 The president arrived via Marine One at the Roseburg Regional Airport.
 Security at Roseburg High School was heavy
Some showed up to show their support for Sheriff John Hanlin.
Most of the folks at the airport greeting the president were concerned about guns.
Outside the high school waiting for the president's motorcade

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