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March Luminosity

Late March Ambiance, lodgepole pine forest, Ochoco mountains, Central Oregon.

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Quiet time, loud earth

A March scene from central Oregon’s Painted Hills.   It is early morning and the sun is still below the horizon but the mounds of colorful bentonite pellets have already began to glow in their multi-colored exuberance.

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Dreamcatcher - the original

(Updating a previous post from a few years ago)
The “Dreamcatcher” is a Native American traditional artifact, probably inspired by the spider web.
On March 5, 2005, I came across this particular web at Ridgefield NWR, and it was soaked with raindrops.  Like strings of pearls, these drops helped highlight the web’s design and beauty lines.  The [...]

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Early March at Ridgefield

Large wading birds, such as this Great Blue Heron, are very much at home in our local wetlands, at Sauvie island Oregon and across the river, Southwestern Washington’s Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  Success in hunting down their next meal requires that they stand still for long periods of time so the fish confuse them for [...]

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Spring Breaks Through

Had to happen, sooner or later…   Happy Daylight Saving Season

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Winter Green

Early March at Portland’s Japanese Garden

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Snow(-ing) Geese

February 22, Sauvie Island.  A flock of Snow Geese, practicing takeoffs and landings, seem ready for their journey North.  Perhaps the end of Winter is near, in the Portland-Vancouver area.

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The Promise of February Raindrops

… like a thousand cheering points of light…  (http://bit.ly/2Nw53Xh)

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Feb. 9, 2019; Camas, Washington

Shelter from the storm

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Holocaust Earth

A glimpse of our home planet and some forms of life with whom we share it.  What a beautiful domain to nurture and sustain us all.  Should we who only live here for just the proverbial blink of a cosmic eye, destroy this ancient biosphere in pursuit of ephemeral gain?  Should we let a handful [...]

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