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Sunday, August 20, 2017

If I keep my eyes shut, maybe they won't see me

A small mouse keeps his eyes closed as he hides in the leaves of a hazelnut tree in an orchard on farm near Roseburg. Ore., on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. The mouse was disturbed by watering in the orchard.

Monday, August 14, 2017

March against hate in Roseburg, Oregon

Demonstrators march outside the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg. Ore., on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 in solidarity with Charlottesville, VA and against hate. About 90 people marched, chanted, and sang songs during the protest in the small town on Monday.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

High wire act

A rufous hummingbird perches on a barbed wire fence bordering a pasture on a farm near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Rufous hummingbirds are known to migrate nearly 4,000 miles from breeding grounds in Alaska and northwest Canada to wintering sites in Mexico.  
A rufous hummingbird takes to the air from its perch on the barbed wire.



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Go fetch

A chocolate Labrador named COCOA plays fetch in the Umpqua River on a warm summer evening near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Take off

A ladybug spreads its wings as it takes to the air from the tip of a small thistle growing in a pasture on a farm in near Kellogg in western Oregon on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The great smokey Crater Lake National Park

A chipmunk forages for snacks along the rim of the caldera at Crater Lake National Park as smoke from nearby wildfires partially obscures the view on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. A large fire is burning in the park just west of the crater. Hot and dry conditions have made for a very active wildfire season in Oregon and much of the western United States.

Park rangers block access to the West Rim Road at Crater Lake National Park due to a nearby wildfire. A large fire is burning in the park just west of the crater. 
Tourists gather on the rim of the caldera at Crater Lake National Park as smoke from nearby wildfires partially obscures the view on Aug. 8. 2017.
Wizard Island can be seen through the smoke as tourist snap pictures on a rocky outcropping along the north rim at Crater Lake National Park. 
Just a few miles outside Crater Lake National Park a small lightning started wildfire burns on a forested hillside near Diamond Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Hot and dry conditions in Oregon and much of the western United States are making for a very active wildfire season. 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cute little rodent

A mouse looks out from a hiding spot in a hazelnut tree in an orchard near Roseburg on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The mouse was disturbed by watering in the orchard and took to the tree to hide.
A damp mouse climbs out of its burrow under a hazelnut tree. The mouse was disturbed by watering in the orchard and was looking for a safe hiding place. 

The chubby little fellow worked and worked to free his rear end from the hole.
The damp mouse eventually freed himself and found a nice place to hide up in the hazelnut tree. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Crossing over

A black tailed deer fawn crosses a road in rural Douglas Country, Ore., near Kellogg on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The little deer made if to safety on the other side of the road before any cars came along. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fire in the sky

At the end of a blistering hot day, smoke from nearby wildfires paints the sky orange as the sun sets as seen from near Roseburg in western Oregon on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. A heatwave has pushed the temperatures well above 100 degrees in many spots across the Pacific Northwest. The fire danger is extreme.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Oregon coast flowers


Water drops cling to the petals of a flower growing in the botanical garden at Shore Acres State Park near Charleston along the Oregon coast on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
A nearly perfect rose on display in the rose garden section.
Not to be outdone, a wildflower shows off its colors along a hiking trail at the park.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

It's a wrap

A large black and yellow garden spider immobilizes a grasshopper in her web strung in a blackberry thicket along a creek near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Might as well jump

A grasshopper kicks into the air as it jumps from a dirt patch in a field on a farm near Roseburg in rural Oregon on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Photographed at 1/8000th of a second on a Nikon D5. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Damp little feet

A wild black tailed deer doe and her twin fawns walk along the marshy bank of the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

This is probably the same group of deer I photographed last week. This time I had better light and more time to make a higher quality image. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It's easy being green

A bullfrog soaks in the cool dampness of a water trough on a cattle ranch near Roseburg on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Along came a spider

A large black and yellow garden spider feeds on an insect while hanging in its web in a thicket along a creek near Elkton on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Here kitty, kitty...

As dusk falls, a skunk shows off its tail while foraging in a pasture along a country road near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, July 23, 2017. 
The light faded, the cute little fellow took a look around,...

...and scampered away.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

River walk

A wild black tailed doe and her twin fawns walk along the bank of the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon early on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

My photo in Mother Jones

It's my photo, via ZUMAPRESS.com, of the amazing Dr. James Hansen and his granddaughter Sophie Kivlehan in Mother Jones magazine. Great story about Dr. Hansen and the YouthvGov climate change lawsuit. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A little screech owl

A young western screech owl looks out of a nest box high in a tree along a country road near Elkton in rural Oregon on Thursday, July 20. 2017. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dragonfly hunting grounds

A dragonfly perches on a wild blackberry growing in a thicket along a country road near Roseburg in rural western Oregon on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Dragonflies are predators and this one appeared to be using the perch as a lookout as it hunted other insects in the thicket.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hopper season

A grasshopper feeds on a wildflower growing on a hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
...and on a leaf...

...and another wildflower.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ZZ Ward rocks Roseburg

American singer and songwriter ZZ Ward performs at the Music on the Half Shell concert series in Roseburg, Ore., on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Ward's current album, The Storm, just reached number 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart.
 ZZ has the song "Ride" featured in the current Pixar film Cars 3.

ZZ Ward (born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward) grew up in Glide, Ore., near Roseburg and was president of her class at Glide High School.






Saturday, July 8, 2017

Oregon Country Fair 2017

Musicians entertain the crowd at the 48th annual Oregon Country Fair near Veneta. The fair attracts about 50,000 people over three days of music, art, food, and counter culture festivities.
Many fairgoers dress up for the fair.
Some dress down and wear body paint or go topless.
and some like to show off other body parts. Full nudity is not accepted.
The tree-lined paths of the fair are full of interesting people, wonderfull food, music, and art.

A man in costume waits for his parter to finish using a portable toilet at the 48th annual Oregon Country Fair near Veneta.
The mankini never goes out of style.