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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, 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. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Oh deer

A wild black tailed deer buck leaps off of a county road near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Prickly Climber

A beetle climbs on a thistle growing in a pasture on a farm near Roseburg in rural Douglas County Oregon on July 4, 2017.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Barks, bubbles and beer

A small dog gets a bath in a kiddie pool during a fundraiser for a non-profit veterinary clinic in Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The event was setup at a local micro-brewery and benefited For the Love of Paws, an income based veterinary clinic.
Check out a the video I made from the event...

My bobcat picture in The Guardian

It's my photo of a bobcat in the Week in Wildlife gallery on The Guardian website.