Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Passing through...

Like an oasis...

A Washington State Park along the Columbia River east of the Cascade Mountain Range-- with rain clouds in the background.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Once there were railroad tracks there...

... and a water-driven grist mill on the other side.  A huge wooden grain elevator from more than 100 years ago.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017


The steam powered threshing machine!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hi there! Taking pictures?

Sunflowers checking out the old threshing machine...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


For those who are curious---  this from a horse-drawn manure spreader from the late 1800's.  Could be useful in today's political climate.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Always around, always a surprise...

Indian Paintbrush on Johnston Ridge

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Three's company!

It was a cool morning a while back--- I saw these harmless garden snakes in a juniper, about 3 feet off the ground.  At first I thought it was two of them simply  uh...  getting to know each other.  But then I looked more carefully and saw that there were three of them intertwined--- probably to keep warm. There are NO harmful snakes in our part of the world, so I have learned not to jump (mostly) when I see them.

Added:   You can't tell sexes by color.  They are commonly called garden snakes, but their official non-latin name is Garter Snakes.  They eat slugs, so are good to have around the garden or farm.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017