Smoky Mountain Tops

Looking back a couple weeks from the Lick creek subrange, of the Salmon River Mountains, just outside of McCall,Idaho. The smoke was thick for a few weeks this summer, and though it limits adventure, I still made it out into the backcountry. Advertisements

Western Tanager

Western Tanager male regains its grip, after an unfortunate collision with our Cottage window, while having a go with another male. The good news is he recovered and flew off into a nearby tree a few minutes later. ┬áThis colorful bird migrates from Central America, to the conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest each spring, … More Western Tanager

Fairy Slipper Orchid

On a recent meander out the front door, my wife, to her delight (mine too), discovered the uncommon Fairy Slipper Orchid. In central Idaho they are tiny, delicate, and a real treat. We found over 10 in one area, and a couple Morel mushrooms in the same magical little spot.