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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Minor flooding makes for majorly happy dogs

A chocolate Labrador named Cocoa and a border collie named Lily frolic in a flooded pasture along a country road near Elkton in southwestern Oregon, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Recent heavy rain has caused streams to rise caused minor flooding in the area.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Update on Juliana v. U.S.

Attorneys speak during a case management conference for the Climate Youth vs Government case in Eugene, Ore., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. “We will push quickly to trial. The urgency of the climate emergency demands it,” said Julia Olson, counsel for Plaintiffs. Read more here.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A little tipsy

A Douglas County road crew worker waits to begin clearing a large maple tree and a Douglas fir from the roadway along Maupin Road in the Kellogg area near Elkton on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. The dead end road was cutoff for several hours before the crew cleared the trees. Recent heavy rain has saturated the ground which allowed the trees to topple.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The view from here

The view of the Umpqua River, Coastal Mountains, and Kellogg, Oregon from a high point on the family ranch on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Lily my hiking parter.

A woodlouse by any other name

A woodlouse climbs on a shelf fungus growing on a decaying log in rural southwestern Oregon near Elkton on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.  Common names for woodlice vary throughout the English-speaking world. Depending on the area, they're sometimes known as sow bugs, cheesy bobss, pill bugs, doodlebugs, or chiggy pigs.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Water dog

Cocoa our chocolate Labrador loves the water. The recent rain has filled the ponds on the ranch and she's happy as a clam.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rain, rain go away

Rain, rain go away. Little Bambi wants to play in a very wet southwestern Oregon on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2016.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Up and over

A herd of wild Roosevelt elk jump a fence on a hillside overlooking the Umpqua River in rural southwestern Oregon near Elkton on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.

Fall creek in Oregon

 A seasonal creek rushes down a mossy wooded hillside after a heavy rain in the coastal mountains near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Roosevelt elk rut in Oregon

A  wild Roosevelt elk displays for a female as they stand in a field at a wildlife viewing area near Reedsport on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. With the start of the mating season, the large bull elk was keeping a close eye on the females in the herd. Elk bulls generally weigh between 700 and 1100 pounds.

 A  Roosevelt elk cow allows a pair of large yearlings to nurse.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Peekaboo, I see you

A wild yearling black tailed deer fawn hides behind a clump of grass in a pasture along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Dog days of fall

Cocoa and Lily enjoy a run through the fall leaves on a hillside near our home in Southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

Tree climbing dog

Lily, our Border Collie cross, loves to climb trees. I took her and Cocoa for a walk in the woods this morning and Lily went full monkey.

Maybe not this one

Monday, November 7, 2016

Charging Bull on Wall Street

Visited New York a few weeks ago.
A young girls is helped down, as tourists gather for photos at the Charging Bull statue in the Financial District of New York City. The bull statue has been on display in the area since 1989 when it was placed by artist Arturo Di Modica following the 1987 stock market crash. 
Some visitors prefer the other end of the statue. A tourist poses for a photo with the large bronze testicles of the Charging Bull.

Handsome devil

A black tailed deer buck in rut sniffs the air for nearby females in a field along the Umpqua River near Elkton, Ore., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

High wire act

A rain soaked ant crawls over a water drop hanging from a strand of electric fence wire on a farm near Elkton in rural southwestern Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2016.