Friday, May 31, 2019

Precious Pullets


Baby animals are a quintessential aspect of spring. The new life that springs from the cold sleep of winter to bring joy and vigor to the reborn world. There are few things on the farm that symbolize spring so much as the young of chickens. These adorable downy creatures bumble about after bits of fluff, running about with bursts of short lived energy before suddenly crashing into a huddle to briefly slumber before once again leaping about with the sheer joy of their young and innocent existence.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Spring on the Prairie



The prairies of Southwest Washington burst with a sea of Camas flowers in spring. The wildflowers of these meadows fill their air with their heady scent, and the skies are loud with birdsong. A brisk wind blows away the fog of morning to reveal a vivid blue sky, brightening to glorious sunset and then dying to reveal the swirling constellations of the stars.

 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Leavenworth Magic

Leavenworth is like a little bit of Bavaria broke off and settled beneath the high peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Full of fascinating gift shops, colorful architecture, and bratwurst eateries, this is one of the Pacific Northwests finest tourist destinations. During the day, horse drawn carts ferry sightseers through the town, and the smell of roasting sausage and boiling sauerkraut fills the air. At night, lights bedeck the buildings, because in this town it's always Christmas!














Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Ancient Secrets of Vantage


Deep in the wild sage brush desert of Eastern Washington, lie many ancient secrets. Looking out over the expanse of the Columbia River are the scratchings of vanished peoples - the Vantage petroglyphs may be weathered by time, yet still they stand watch over the great canyon of the Columbia.



Monday, May 6, 2019

Songbirds of the Scablands


The high desert country of the Eastern Washington throngs with wildlife. From the sagebrush steppe to the pothole lakes and reed filled marshes, bird song fills the bright hours of early morning, filters up through the somnolent heat haze of mid day, and lulls the amber fields into golden twilight, fading into the mystery of the languid blue hours of night.

(Pictured above: Kingbird)

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Visions of Spring - an Easter Photo Gallery


The golden light of the spring sun lingers late in the tumultuous days of a Pacific Northwest April. The shadows lengthen, shift, and cast the early harbingers of night over the stunning emerald landscape. The sky lights up as sunset approaches, and glowing rays pour through the distant storms rolling in from the sea to bring a fresh wave of soothing rain to the forests and verdant fields. This is a time of birdsong, of eager plants reaching towards the sun - of the rebirth nature after its long Winter slumber.



Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rainbows and Thunderstorms


The wild weather of spring is particularly dramatic in the lush foothills of Western Washington. Storms race in from the Pacific Ocean, pouring down rain on the waking forests and greening fields. In the wake of the rumbling thunder and howling wind comes blowing mist and bright rays of sun, and in such conditions are rainbows born.