Pacific Northwest Nature Photography

Bluebird in the Tetons - Lonely in blue
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Layers of Spring

East winds from the high desert are rarely absent from the Columbia Gorge. It is usually night time before it gets calm, as the temperature differential between the East and West sides of the Cascades subsides. Somewhere in the transition there comes a magic moment, usually in early Spring (as in this image) [...]


A good Website - the gift that keeps on giving

It was almost exactly 10 years ago when I created this image…

… And it was just published, one more time, in a Colorado-based environmental publication this time… A nice anniversary present… for which I credit my website and its designer: “Lucent PDX” (


I’ll Fly Away in the Morning

When I was young
I dressed in bright yellows
As if to spread the very sun
all over my home; the meadows
But now I am old
All clad in silver-grey
Gathering my seeds in turn
To help them take root, as they may.
A breeze must come to break me
And old must yield before new life
Like Dandelion seeds, come take me
It is [...]


Bursting Forth



Wild Spring Color and Light

A bouquet of Lupine wildflowers put on a display of color and light, eager to welcome the new season. (Spring arrived early to the Pacific Northwest this year).


A ring of precious Fall color

For my Australian friends (it is Autumn in Australia)…
Fall view across one of the small lakes that ring my home town — Camas, Washington…