Fire season is wrapping up in the Pacific Northwest as Fall approaches. Here is a recent image I captured of the Carey Dome fire lookout on the Payette National Forest. The 85 ft. tall galvanized steel tower was constructed in 1934 by the Aermotor Co. out of Chicago, Il., and assembled and erected by the … More Keepin’ a Lookout: Carey Dome
I was 2 cups of coffee into my morning a couple days back, when I saw something large land in one of the big standing dead ponderosa trees here at the cottage. I scrambled out with my camera and had the chance to capture a few images of this Great Blue Heron high up in … More Great Blue Heron Tops Ponderosa
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. This colorful bird migrates from Central America, to the conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest each spring, … More Western Tanager
Peel back life’s layers Look for what is inside you Maybe you’ll find love
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.
It is morel season in central Idaho! Hooray!!
This spring, my wife and I embarked on a long planned 24 mile hike along the gorgeous, rugged, and remote wilderness Hells Canyon National Historic Trail, along the Snake River. The hike began not on foot, but aboard the Kirby Ranch triple jet, jetboat. We hitched a ride from Pittsburgh Landing, with the annual Hells … More Take A Hike With Me: Hells Canyon National Historic Trail ~ Idaho, U.S.A.
The crystal clear, calm waters on Payette lake with the subtlest hints of shades of green on the shore line, caught my eye on a recent hike. The last remnants of ice barely holding on. Then I saw an eye in the lake looking at me! (=
Clouds flow onto rock Wind mixes with the canyon An ancient cycle
As the last bits of snow (at 5000 ft, plenty up high still) melt up here in the West Central mountains of Idaho, U.S.A., some of the first Earthlings to emerge happy, and eager are the succulents, spiders, and ground cover creeping plants.