Glorious end of a day in May

Off the coast of Manzanita, Oregon. It is late May and the sun is pretty far North already.
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Dunes Egret

This is an updated version of a composite image I started working on in August 2004!

To answer some questions that usually come up:

* Yes, the setting is in the sand dunes near Coos Bay, Oregon…
* Yes, there is a real wetland in the sand dunes. And…
* Yes, I did see this great white Egret there. But…
* No, I didn’t see everything together at one time, as shown here, except… in my mind.
* And now you see what I saw with my mind’s eye, too

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What do you see?

In symbolic terms, the bird is a symbol of the human soul So what we see depends on whether we take things literally or metaphorically. Do you see a Great Blue Heron soaring through the foliage, or Psyche’s ascent to light?
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Half a wink?

With one eye open and one leg tucked in, is this Great Blue Heron taking a nap or… only half a wink?
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Japanese / Portland Fall Color

Another rainy day in late Winter prompted me to revisit a scene from a more colorful time at our (Portland) Japanese gardens.  There is more to see there than one, world-famous, Maple (http://bit.ly/2nus7bt)
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Highway to Heaven

A somewhat dreamy interpretation of a road that leads to the “Indian Heaven Wilderness” near Mt. Adams, in South-central Washington State. Fall colors dominate this early October scene.
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A Natural Abstract

Abstract shapes seen through an ice-covered window on a frosty early February morning, in Camas, SW Washington State.
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Camas, WA

Photomontage inspired by my hometown of Camas, in Southwestern Washington State on the banks of the Columbia river, and the flower that names it.
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Elk Meadows: a Fall diorama

Elk Meadows near Mt. Adams in South-central Washington State is a popular Winter grazing spot for Elk.
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Nectar on Ice

Time for a cold one
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