Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunset In The High Desert

Sunset In The High Desert. Sometimes we do get home late from our outings.
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First Lilly To Bloom Of The Season

First Lilly To Bloom Of The Season. This is one of many lilies we have, and tickled they are starting to bloom. One of them is as tall or taller then I am! Not sure what it is going to look like? But I surely will get a photo of that one when it blooms!
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Mt Hood This Morning

Mt Hood This Morning. Hay is getting baled, life continues as Mt. Hood watches.
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Orange And Black Butterfly

Wild Columbine Flower

Red Pine In Spring Time

Oregon Antelope

Oregon Antelope. This loner takes the cake for being the biggest one we have seen so far.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Widow Maker

Widow Maker. A typical widow maker (slang for a limb that is just hanging, caught up within the trees), that can kill you if not paying attention to things around you. If this photo helps one person not get hurt, than this was worth taking and showing.
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Can You See The Trout, Life Depends On You Not Seeing It!

Can You See The Trout, Life Depends On You Not Seeing It! I have better shots of this trout, though I wanted to make a point, and easy for people to see the trout. Life depends on camouflage for many creatures.
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Pink And Yellow Rose Being Visited

Pink And Yellow Rose Being Visited. Oh I wish the smell of this rose could have been captured as well! Vary fragrant!
We came around a bend in the road and the smell hit us before the flowers did! The roses  were growing everywhere, wild.
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Blooming Cotton Swabs

Blooming Cotton Swabs. These wildflowers reminded me of cotton swabs. I do not know what kind of wildflowers these are, but a lot of them were blooming in this spot!
Photographs like this, no wonder I come home with ticks on me lol!
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Get Out Of The Road!

Get Out Of The Road! These three Mule Deer made us laugh. They were so curious of us! We drive slow on the back roads, unlike MANY others. We make humans mad and critters curious driving slow!!
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Wildflower Blooming On The High Desert Floor

Ochoco Mountain Cascade, Oregon

Ochoco Mountain Cascade, Oregon. These streams are thriving with life, trout being just some of the life in the Ochoco Mountains of Oregon.
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Spider Caught Lunch

Spider Caught Lunch. Do not know what kind of spider this is, It caught itself a moth.
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Old Outbuilding

Old Outbuilding. Not sure what it was back in it's hay day? Maybe a small barn, or a bunk house? But these people are letting it stand, until nature takes all of it down to the ground.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Got To Go!

Got To Go! This mule deer buck was not thrilled to see me!
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Modern Day Cowboys A Photo Adventure

We come into contact with many things as Guy is driving me around to get photographs. Yesterday was no different, though our adventures are always something that keeps our mind and conversations fresh.......
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Modern Day Cowboy Moving Cattle

Modern Day Cowboy Moving Cattle. Our part of Oregon has many industries, cattle is a big part of the culture here. The people who work in the industry of cattle, the modern day cowboys are still alive today. I will do a write up of this soon.
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Giant Puffball Mushroom. Calvatia Gigantea

Giant Puffball Mushroom. Calvatia Gigantea. Treated like other mushrooms, I took a photograph of it. This is supposedly edible at the right times, but I rather keep that to those who know more about mushrooms. Have you even seen a mushroom this big?? Guy put his hand on it for reference.
This was found up in the Ochoco Mountains of Oregon yesterday.
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Pair of Wild Mourning Doves

Pair of Wild Mourning Doves. Close as I dare to get to them. The one stretching his wings is the male. They were mating so eggs soon to come. Doves are a sign of good fortune in some cultures.
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Pink And White Morning Glory

Pink And White Morning Glory. Growing wild in one of the uncared for fields. You can see the ground that is not cared for, it gets very dry here in the high desert! Even though our soil is very good!
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Developing Apple

Developing Apple. This apple tree was planted by one of the many creatures who visit the farm. This tree is maybe 4 years old now?
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Male California Quail

Male California Quail. Quail thrive here in our town. Finding them around the horses quite a lot.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Northern Microseris

Northern Microseris (Apargidium), say that ten times fast! Wildflower found in the high desert of Oregon.
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California Quail Pair

Male and Female California Quail Pair. The quail gave us a show today. We have many quail here, soon we will start seeing little dots who are their babies running with them. Their young are real small!
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Red Roses Draped Over A Wooden Fence.

Tri Colored Iris

Tri Colored Iris. Found these doing my chores yesterday.
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Old Established Apple Tree Orchard In The Desert

Old Established Apple Tree Orchard In The Desert. Old Established Apple Tree Orchard. Found in the high desert of Oregon. What other desert can you find such things growing in it??
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White and Pink Multi Peddle Poppy

White and Pink Multi Peddle Poppy. A poppy in our flower bed. I was requested to take this shot for this poppy is different. It came up on it's own this year from last years flowers.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Backyard Chickens

Backyard Chickens. These people have had these chickens before it was a cool thing to do. When they get out on the road or whatever people just slow down, they do not get out a whole lot anymore. There is quite a few, this is only two. Small towns got to love them!
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Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose.

View Outside Our Door

View Outside Our Door. Just a couple minutes ago. I thought it worthy of a photo.
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The Next Rodeo Star?

The Next Rodeo Star? We have to drive through herds of cattle at times. This young one was reacting to our truck and the dogs barking at them.
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A Poppy In Our Garden

A Poppy In Our Garden, Held Still For Me. Our poppies are in full bloom, this is one of them.
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Protecting Their Own

Protecting Their Own. We watched as these black birds run off this vulture while we were taking care of the horses. Was it a show too!! These little birds did not care how big this vulture was, it was not going to be in their area!
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We Want To Play!

Landscape,What Landscape We Want To Play!
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White Butterfly

White Butterfly. We call these cabbage butterfly's, not something we like on our plants.
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Bumble Bee Hard At Work

Bumble Bee Hard At Work. We had several bumble bees working on our flowers, they did not seam to mind me bugging them.
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blue Rimmed, Multi Colored Pansy

Blue Rimmed, Multi Colored Pansy. I had pollinated these last year just to see what I would get. The seedlings finally started to open and this is what one looks like.
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A Scene From The Cascade Mountains

A Scene From The Cascade Mountains


Those who keep up with my photographs know that we went on a outing yesterday after Guy got off work early.

We accidentally stumbled upon water. After turning into several dirt roads, one we had to back out of for a tree had fallen and there was no way to continue on that road. Then we took another dirt road stumbled onto this lake, or swamp, or watering hole whatever one wants to call it. I took several shots and well, I had a hard time deciding which ones to show you. So decided on making this.


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Log In The Running Creek

Log In The Running Creek. Came across this creek yesterday. I really like and appreciate running water.
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Pacific Northwest Deer Fern

Pacific Northwest Deer Fern. Cascade Mountains Oregon.
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Killdeer Bird Eggs

Killdeer Bird Eggs. It is a wonder we did not step on these, on the ground like they were. The Killdeer was ticked!! I did not touch the eggs, just wanted a photograph.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Serenity In The Cascade Mountains, Oregon

Serenity In The Cascade Mountains, Oregon. A place we found ourselves at today.
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To Quick!

To Quick! At the lake today one of our dogs almost stepped on this toad, almost!
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Curious Vulture

Curious Vulture. This vulture got rather close to us, wondering what we were doing?? It came out of no where!
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Lava Rock Creature

Lava Rock Creature. I tried to get closer, but it ran back into it's den. It had the oddest "bark", or squeak!!
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Life Continues

Life Continues. Nature waits for no man.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wrinkles Are Us

Wrinkles Are Us. One of our English mastiffs getting a drink from the creek while on a trail hiking. Our English Mastiffs are wet mouths, so dog drool in places one would never, ever expect dog drool to be hahahahaha
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Blue Wing Tip Butterfly

Blue Wing Tip Butterfly. When it would fly it was this prettiest blue! I got it to settle down for this shot.

I found a butterfly on the web that resembles this one here;
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1618 A Northern Blue Male. However it says it is rare, thus what are the chances I took a photo of a rare species?

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Oregon Wildflower

Oregon Wildflower, I Believe This To Be A False Solomon's Seal
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Clouds In The Sky, Mt Jefferson.

Clouds In The Sky, Mt Jefferson. Jefferson County Oregon
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Honeysuckle In Our Garden

Honeysuckle In Our Garden. WOW does it smell good too!
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Orange And Yellow Lupine

Orange And Yellow Lupine. From our garden.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wild Morning Glory, Washington

Wild Morning Glory, Washington
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Triple Colored Columbine

Triple Colored Columbine In Our Garden.
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Warmth And Protection

Warmth And Protection. Fire means different things to different people, we were happy to have this fire that night! It was COLD!
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Blooming In The Cascade Mountains

Blooming In The Cascade Mountains. I believe this to be a chokecherry flower.
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Sun Rays At Dawn

Sun Rays At Dawn. Did not last long but I thought they were cool looking in the thick forest.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Western Tanager

Western Tanager Bird In Oregon
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Mt. Jefferson, Cascade Mountains

Mt. Jefferson, Cascade Mountains Oregon
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New Life In The Cascade Mountains.

Path Through The Woods

Path Through The Woods, Cascade Mountain Range Oregon
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Western Toad Who Crossed My Path

Western Toad Who Crossed My Path
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Volcanic Rock View

Volcanic Rock View. A lot of volcanic rock around our mountains.
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Santa Needs To Recruit This Guy!

Oregon Grouse

Oregon Grouse. This bird was not afraid of nothing! Started attacking me as Guy laughed. It did not like the camera, the truck, me, the dogs, and it was not going to back down! So I got my photograph and let it be.
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One Of The Boys Taking A Break

Warmth Of A Fire

Warmth Of A Fire. Unexpected circumstances left us in the wilderness sat night. It was cold up there so Guy made us a fire with what he could find and we tried to get as much sleep as we could. Just another day in the life.....
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MT. Jefferson Wilderness Wildflower

Friday, June 11, 2010

Natures Humor, Tilting House

Natures Humor, Tilting House. This old house will be on the ground soon enough! Maybe the next big wind gust??
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Mushroom Design

Mushroom Design.  I feel anything that can grow in the dark and be fed crap and still survive ~ there is a chance for all of us, no matter your disability, or quirks.
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Hungry Seagull

Hungry Seagull |gather. When are seagulls not hungry! My youngest boy chose to feed this one.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Curious

Curious. Someone was just to curious as to what I was doing!
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Spring Pasture

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My mare enjoying her time out in the pasture.

Blooming Iris

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Blooming Iris. Our irises are starting to bloom.

White Vetch Flower

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I have never seen white flowering vetch!! Purple sure, but white?? It kind of has that purple tint to it. The horses love vetch, it looked like the same plant, same everything but this flower was a different color!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Columbia River Views

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Columbia River Views

Right Out Of A Cowboy Movie

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Right Out Of A Cowboy Movie. Guy and I must of seen this old homestead at the same time, he turned onto a dirt road as I was going to ask him to stop. Since I do not manipulate my photographs, this is what one sees as they to go to the property line. We do not trespass on private land.

Sam Hill’s Stonehenge Veterans Memorial ~ Maryhill, Washington

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Sam Hill’s Stonehenge Veterans Memorial ~ Maryhill, Washington. This is where we met up with family members yesterday. How could I not take this photograph?

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Pasture Mates. I bought the mare for my gelding (my gelding is the one with a lot of white on him). Horses being herd animals and all. They like to groom each other.

Personality Plus.

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Personality Plus. My mare doing what a horse does.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Petunia In Our Flowerbed

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Petunia In Our Flowerbed. I will be doing a photo post soon to show some of the flowers we have blooming at the moment. Time permitting.

Purple Wildflower Bouquet

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Purple Wildflower Bouquet. These wild flowers grow this way, under the leaves of the plant. You can see where I bent the leaves to get a photo of the flower beneath. The flowers grow within a inch of the ground.

Hard At Work

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Hard At Work. We heard plenty of these bees, getting them to stand still was another story!! These are wild honeybees, first honeybees we heard or seen this year.

Horseback Riders At The Watering Hole

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Horseback Riders At The Watering Hole. We have many such watering places here in the high desert.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Life Gives You Lemons ~ Grow Mushrooms!!

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Life Gives You Lemons ~ Grow Mushrooms!!

North American Redhead

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North American Redhead. I thought this duck was different looking, so this photograph was taken.

Spring Time In The Ochoco Mountains

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Spring Time In The Ochoco Mountains

Find The Beauty, Even In Death

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Find The Beauty, Even In Death

Friends

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Friends. It took a while, but they finally made friends.

High Desert Landscape in The Evening

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High Desert Landscape in The Evening