A very rainy day in Washington D.C., U.S.A., did not completely dampen my spirit to capture a few images as I walked from reception to reception while in the city on business. I explored some of the art filters in my Olympus OM-D-E1 to help bring a little life out of the very flat light. … More A Rainy Walk On The D.C. Mall
I hopped on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 – 800 with some family, over the 2016 New Year break, and enjoyed a fine journey 3000 miles South of the deep snows of Central Idaho. Not surprisingly, I was welcomed by the warm waters of the Pacific ocean, comfortable day and evening air temperatures, amazing people, … More Mexican Sunsets: Puerto Vallarta
I grabbed the camera on my first ski day of the season two weeks back, and headed up to one of our local ski hills, Brundage Mountain Resort. The mountain is a short 25 minute drive from our little chalet we call home, here in McCall, Idaho U.S.A. Brundage is a classic ski mountain situated on … More The Skiing Life: Brundage Mountain
With the latest round of snowy weather, the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho are under 2 feet of snow, on the higher peaks, with a few inches lingering still in McCall, at 5000 ft. It seems like, because it was, only a few weeks ago that I was enjoying some mid-autumn hikes to Snowslide Lake, … More Colors On The Mountain
I have a love for lichens, mosses, and liverworts. I came across this lichen covered tree on a recent hike to Snow-slide lake in the Salmon River mountains. A maple shrub, a week into its yellow fall colors, was behind the tree, and I thought it all made for a wonderful yellow display! The trail … More Do You Lichen Yellow?
With a heavy dose of evergreen conifer here in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho, the fiery patches of brush in autumn offer up some of the classic colors we search for this time of year. This is at Deep lake, 15 miles by car from McCall, Idaho. The hike into this serene spot, is … More Crimson With Yellow On The Lake
On a recent multi-day hike on Mount Rainier National Parks, Wonderland trail, we were treated on day 1, with the site of a mountain goat Kid, and what I assume to be its Nannie, as seen close up in the first photo on the left. The center photo shows a wider view of the two … More Follow The Nannie: Mount Rainier’s Mountain Goats
This delicate Crocosmia Iris, pre-bloom (thanks to my buddy Sydney for identifying this plant), caught my eye this summer as I wandered through one of my favorite local spots, Charlies Gardens. The curved angles of the stems, and the almost grain like look of the nearly blooming flowers, and dark red color, wrapped in a … More A Delicate Display