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Monday, August 29, 2016

Oregon coast

Tourists watch as sea water splashed through a feature called "Thor's Well" along the Pacific Ocean at the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area near Yachts on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The cape was named by Captain James Cook in 1778, as he searched for the Pacific entrance to a Northwest Passage.

A striped shore crab looks out of a crevice.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

If you can make it there...

I spotted three of my photos in a recent photo gallery on the New York Post's website. My work is represented by I never know in what publication it will show up.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Diaper derby

An infant becomes emotional during the championship round of the Diaper Derby baby race at the Surherlin Blackberry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. The annual festival in the small southwestern Oregon city features a mud volleyball tournament, car show, food booths, baby races, and pie eating contests.
An infant cheered on by the crowd as he takes first place in a qualifying heat of the Diaper Derby baby race at the Surherlin Blackberry Festival on Sunday. 
The race is on during the diaper derby.

Pucker up

A wild black-tailed deer doe feeds on a bitter quince fruit alongside a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. A quince is a sour pear-like fruit used in many cultures to make make jams, jellies, wines, liqueurs and other dishes. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sitting pretty

A mantis clings to a Queen Anne's lace flower on a hillside near Roseburg in southwestern Oregon. Commonly known as the praying mantis, mantises are distributed worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

County fair

The ferris wheel is the center of attraction on the midway during the Douglas County Fair in Roseburg, Ore., on Friday, Aug. 13, 2016. The annual fair features music, food, carnival rides and farm animal displays. 

Square dancers at sunset.

Country Fair

Let's all go to the country fair,
there's blossoms and ribbons and hope in the air.
The harvest is in and we have time to spare,
and the best place to be is the county fair.

There is nothing better that I have found
Than hearing music with a glorious sound
As we ride round and round on the merry-go-round.
And so to the country fair I am bound.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Perseid meteor shower in Oregon

A meteor from the Perseid meteor shower streaks through the sky over a barn on a farm in southwestern Oregon late Thursday, Aug 12, 2016. The Perseid meteor shower is is expected to peak early Friday morning when as many as 200 meteors per hour may streak across the night sky. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Feather bed

A mother hen tucks in her chicks in a backyard chicken coop in southwestern Oregon on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Can you name that bug?

It's a cicada!!!
The newly emerged cicada clings to the bark of a hazelnut tree in an orchard on a farm in southwestern Oregon Most cicadas go through a life cycle that lasts from two to five years. Some species have much longer life cycles in which they live mostly underground for 17-years.