Friend | Let’s See Each Other Through

I wrote the following poem when my children were little, shared it on my website when my granddaughter was an infant, and  keep it in my heart... always... I post again with much longing... May your holidays inspire tender moments. As I held hands with my family, in circle of prayer around our table, I... Continue Reading →

Lines | Power Grid

The Grid A delicate network of wire and cable strung upon towers and poles- carry what ancient Gods of Lightning could harness only in thunder bolts, hammers, axes, or beating drums. Transformers and substations shuffle the power line by line. Energize and illuminate a power-hungry world. A way of life that must be questioned... Before the... Continue Reading →

Beach Combing | Opposites

Most of the time beachcombing involves looking for small treasures that wash up along the shore. However... that was not the case during this little jaunt to the beach. I was searching on a much grander scale for things that were totally different from or the reverse of something else. The following images reveal the... Continue Reading →

September Smoke

Warnings alerting the public were issued across media platforms. The goal? Health and Safety Warning and Wild Fire prevention Friday night, September 9th The Harvest Moon was viewed in a fairly clear sky. Moon craters and surface features appeared near-crisp through a zoom lens. Saturday, September 10th Smoke apparent throughout Willamette Valley and I-5 Corridor.... Continue Reading →

Low-light … detours

I missed the shot I wanted.* It was moments after sunset, and the light was all wrong for the long zoom lens on my camera. But, me being me, I was not willing to go in empty cameraed… So I switched to manual and pushed a few settings and adjusted to my mental calculations about... Continue Reading →

Look Out!! Yellow Jacket Season

I am not surprised to learn…Yellow Jackets are at their population peak in the late summer and early fall. This is when nests can have populations of 2,000 to 4,000 worker yellow jackets (all female), some drone (male) yellow jackets and up to 50 queens at once. The workers will soon start dying off until... Continue Reading →

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