July 28th, 2007 by grant

This year’s short vacation was in Idaho, home of Famous Potatoes. We planned this to coincide with the chamber music series at the Sun Valley Lodge in which Jon was playing. We rarely get to see Jon so we decided to tag along. We flew into Boise and drove 2½ hours to Sun Valley. Now […]

July 22nd, 2007 by grant

It’s been almost a month since we first saw them and the triplets appear to be doing well. There seems to be a light color mutation on the far duckling. We don’t see that very often; usually they’re carbon copies of each other.

July 18th, 2007 by grant

Once again, I had a business trip in central Oregon. This time after work I drove out 15 mi west of Bend to photograph Tumalo Falls. 2:00PM – ISO 80 – 1/10th – f8.0. I wish I had my 5D and a tripod!

July 17th, 2007 by grant

On my way back to the Eugene airport, I drove through Mapleton. The city ts located about 15 miles up the Siuslaw River from Florence, at the head of the river’s tidewater. I have read that Mapleton got its name for its many big-leaf maples. It is a popular place during the salmon and steelhead […]

July 14th, 2007 by grant

Florence, capital of the Tuscany region, is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Florence is famous for its magnificent art and architecture. Uh but wait… I was in Florence, Oregon… crap! Regardless, it is a quaint town right on the Pacific coast. I didn’t have much time to explore but I did manage […]

July 8th, 2007 by grant

Got a haircut today and just realized that with my thinning hair I’ve come full circle, with hair style that is.

July 7th, 2007 by grant

I spotted what looked like a Danny in a red turtleneck the other day; this is a 1st. From what very little research I’ve done, I believe it’s a Nankeen Night Heron. I can’t imagine what he’s doing way out here. Must be the presence of so many ducklings on the lagoon. For night herons, […]

July 6th, 2007 by grant

This lagoon is getting crowded. I’m envisioning some territorial duck violence in the near future.

July 6th, 2007 by grant

When the Snowy Egret is stressed from work (lots of Egret politics), he goes fishing to relax. He does not practice catch and release though.

July 5th, 2007 by grant

This year we decided to go to the City to watch the fireworks, relax and be tourists. Sandy booked us a room at the Sheraton one block from Pier 39. We strolled the Fisherman’s Wharf and had a tasty lunch at In N’ Out. We got our exercise on a long walk out to Fort […]