Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Muse

Autumn's arrival in Oregon's Rogue Valley

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wood River Aspens

Aspens at Kimball State Park near Fort Klamath, Oregon

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Spirit of Weed

Taken in a Central Point, Oregon field

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Deer at Rest

Spotted in Central Point, Oregon

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Autumn Spunk

Sign of Fall along Tolman Creek Road above Ashland, Oregon

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Crooked River

The Crooked River east of Bend, Oregon

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Southern Oregon's Applegate River by The McKee Covered Bridge

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Coiled Seeds

Somewhat reminiscent of graffiti, these are the coiled seeds of an Alder-Leaf Mountain Mohogany Tree growing above Ashland on Tolman Creek Road.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dried Weed

I'm not aware of the name of this weed found along Tolman Creek Road above Ashland.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wild Sweet Pea

I first became aware of Wild Sweet Pea in the spring and used it with other wild edibles for salads. Now in full bloom, it's a welcome accent to The Southern Oregon landscape.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lake Selmac

A foggy morning on Lake Selmac in Selma, Oregon

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Showy Milkweed

"Showy Milkweed" was taken in Ashland's North Mountain Park. It's a host plant for Monarch Butterflies and one of the main reasons North Mountain Park is considered a Monarch way station.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Gnarled Juniper

Aged presence near Hobart Bluff along The Pacific Crest Trail in Southern, Oregon

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cascade Morning

Foggy morning on Grizzly Peak in the Southern Oregon Cascades

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Lake Retriever

Contentment in Upper Klamath Lake at Rocky Point, Oregon

Thursday, June 30, 2016

At Dock

Late afternoon in Coos Bay, Oregon

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Deer Habitat

Face to face this spring in Ashland's North Mountain Park.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Honningsvag Laundry

"Honningsvag Laundry" was originally photographed in 1984 during a cruise to The Land of The Midnight Sun in Northern Norway. I recently worked with it in post processing to bring out the appeal I felt at the moment of exposure.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Poppy Poise

From Margie Mee's Ashland Garden

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fern Enchantment

When the fog burns off along The Damnation Creek Trail in Del Norte State Park, South of Crescent City, I often turn my attention from The Redwoods to the elegant patterns of ferns.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lake Path

I often walk this path along nearby Emigrant Lake and really enjoy the subtle changes from on stroll to the next. A couple weeks ago there were no wild daisies along the path -- the were higher on the hill.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Redwoods & Rhodies

Taken last Monday along Damnation Creek Trail in Del Norte State Park south of Crescent, City, CA

Friday, May 13, 2016

Healing Yarrow

My interest in edible and medicinal herbs has let me to Yarrow. Yarrow has an impressive list of medicinal properties, not the least of which is the ability to induce sweating to reduce fever. This is a more colorful variety. Usually Yarrow is white or yellow.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Crimson Clover

It turns out that these are Crimson Clover and not Red Clover as I had named them in last week's post.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Clover Gathering

Field of red clover near our home in Talent, Oregon.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wild Daisy

From a lush patch of wild daisies adjacent to Emigrant Lake

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Proof of Spring

Maple Blossoms welcoming Spring in SW Oregon

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tree Creeper

A tree clinging to a wall in central Ashland.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rosehip Vista

Taken last fall along Eagle Mill Road in Ashland, Oregon

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Weathered Spirit

A London Plane Tree, relative to the Sycamore, growing in Santa Ana, CA

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lenten Rose

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.
~ Gian Carlo Menotti

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Winchuck Pastoral

A view along Winchuck River Road in Oregon just north of the California Border on the Coast

Monday, February 22, 2016

Pine Cone Milieu

Photographed at McVay Rock Recreation Site in the SW corner of Oregon

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Smith River View

A view from The Redwood Highway along the beautiful Smith River in the far NW corner of California

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dream's Journey

A foggy morning in Talent, Oregon

Thursday, February 4, 2016

L'esprit Du Soleil

Sunbeams along Wagner Creek Road in Talent, OR

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Winter's Poise

Winter's quiet simplicity along Wagner Creek Road in Talent, OR

Lake Frost

A frosty morning at Agate Lake in Jackson County, OR

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wall Flowers

A rosebush adjacent to a parking lot in downtown Santa Ana, CA