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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Growing fawns

Twin black tailed deer fawns nuzzle together as they stand in a grassy field at dusk near Oakland in southwestern Oregon on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
A black tailed deer doe leaps over her fawn after the little one attempted to nurse in the grassy field. The doe is weaning her fast growing fawn off of her milk and won't let it nurse. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The early photographer gets the frog

Got out of the house early and found a few interesting subjects. The morning light is great, but the day comes on strong and it's over fast.

A black tailed doe stands in the shade at the edge of the orchard.
A dew coated artichoke bloom

A dew coated Pacific tree frog basks in the early morning sun on a strawberry plant in the garden.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perseid meteor over rural Oregon

A shooting star is seen in the skies over rural Oregon as the annual Perseids meteor shower makes a show of the summer sky near Elkton on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Smokey sunset

A bird perches on a utility line as smoke from several large nearby forest fires creates a hazy yellow sunset as seen from a hillside near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015.
The wildfire smoke makes for some interesting sunsets.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

County fair

Sleeping beauty- A piglet sleeps in the hands of a fairgoer in the swine barn at the Douglas County Fair in Roseburg on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2015.

A blue ribbon goat nibbles its award 
The midway at the fair as seen from the ferris wheel

Fair food in the best!
An adorable pig drinks in his pen at the fair

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Caught in the act

The berry bandit (Pacific banana slug) was caught in the act of nibbling a blossom in a strawberry patch at a home near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The slippery character appeared to look up and give a sideways grin before making his grand escape.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Owl in flight

At dusk, a wild white barn owl flies out of a barn on a farm near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Feeding time

An Argiope aurantia spider, commonly  know as the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, or corn spider feeds on a grasshopper from its web in a hazelnut tree in an orchard near Roseburg on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Considered non-aggressive, Argiope spider venom contains toxins which can cause a painful swelling similar to a bee sting.
 Another spider hangs in its web as the sun sets on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.

Not so low hanging fruit

A black tailed deer stands on its rear legs to reach plums in an orchard along a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.