I took a break from monthly postings on my little blog here. Good to be back. This image was captured a few summers ago on Goose Lake, which is actually a reservoir, from the shore of my favorite car camping sanctuary just outside of McCall. Goose Lake is a perfect public access point to the … More Reflections of Summer
I recently spent a couple nights with an old friend at Buttercup campground on Lake Cascade. After 40 plus days with no measurable precipitation, 2 days of cloud cover and passing bands of moderate rain were a welcome sign of the waning summer days here in central Idaho.
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.
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
I recently enjoyed a 200 mile back-country, dirt road drive near my home of McCall, Idaho U.S.A. The trip is a loop drive, that works its way through the Salmon River Mountains, through two incredible inland salmon spawning drainage’s. Big Creek, and the South Fork Salmon, the latter being North America’s third deepest river gorge … More Purple and Pink on the Wolf Fangs
Indian Paint brush at sunset. Elk summit, above the South Fork Salmon, and Big Creek, in central Idaho, U.S.A. I am having trouble identifying the white flower, possibly native Baby’s Breath. Wolf Fang peak, and the Wolf Fangs, are in the background.
My previous post, “Monochrome Madness”, has me thinking about black and white images. This shot is from our camp at Summerland, on the Wonderland trail, day 8, at Mount Rainier N.P. It had been snowing, and when the storm broke, the 8,886 ft. K Spire peak, and the surrounding volcanic rock, and glaciers emerged from … More Misty Mountain ~ K Spire