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Friday, May 30, 2014

Daisy, daisy

A spider feeds on an insect from its perch on a wildflower in a pasture along a county road near Roseburg, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Waiting for lunch.

A large web-weaving spider dines on a honey bee while clinging to one of the wild daisies.
It was a regular spider-palooza out there yesterday.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Playing possum

A just born black tailed deer fawn lays motionless on a blacktop road in rural Douglas County near our home in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Deer fawns typically play dead and wait for their mother to return when surprised by people or predators. The fawn was carefully moved off the roadway by a passing motorist. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wild Strawberry

A wild strawberry grows on a hillside on our ranch in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Backyard chickens

A flock of backyard chickens roost in an old bushel box in the backyard of our home near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon, on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gimme shelter

An insect shelters from a spring rain shower under a strawberry blossom in a backyard garden at a home near Roseburg, Ore., on Sunday, May 4, 2014.