Second-Last Outdoor Portrait Session of the Year

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Second-Last Outdoor Portrait Session of the Year

Wrapping up 2016!  After the Christmas parties, events, portraits, corporate fundraisers, more parties and other events I’ve been working daily for the past couple of months, I did schedule some time to do some smaller family outdoor portrait sessions with attendees of the corporate jobs I met along the way as the end-of-year party season ramped

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Thimbleberries… Hiker’s Candy!

I’m right in the middle of my busy portrait and wedding season, I thought I’d share some of the images I’ve taken from the Cascade Mountains to the Rocky Mountains of one of my favorite finds while hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest – thimbleberries! If you have a great recipe for thimbleberry uses and cooking, I’d sure

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Saskatoons! One of the Best and Tastiest Wild Mountain Berries!

WARNING! ALL DELICIOUS, RIPE BERRIES WERE DEFINITELY HARMED AND EATEN AFTER PHOTOGRAPHING THESE IMAGES Saskatoons, also known as western serviceberries  are apple-like fruits (or “pomes” in botanical terms) that look very similar to salal berries and are one of my favorite foraged berries in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains. Distantly related to apples, they taste like

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Oregon’s Cannon Beach and an Incredible Sky and Sunset!

Timing is everything! This is just a quick post showing just how fast the sky can change in 14 minutes! I was at Cannon Beach in Oregon photographing one of the world’s biggest sea stacks on the most amazing coastline in the world at the perfect moment of low tide, sunset and as a storm was

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Desert Wild Native Orchids!

Imagine my surprise a few days ago as I was wandering through the dry, hot sagebrush desert of Central Washington State in rural northern Grant County flipping rocks in search or scorpions, spiders and reptiles to photograph when at the edge of a series of lakes there appeared thousands upon thousands of blooming desert wild native

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Are All Your Ducklings in a Row? Mine Are.

Last week I was participating in Bellevue’s Peamouth Patrol as a volunteer when I spotted this this little mallard family with eight ducklings huddled together for an afternoon nap. Moments before I spotted this group, the male (also known as a drake) noisily flew a short distance away, presumably in an attempt to lure me away.

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Oregon’s Second Highest Volcano – Mount Jefferson

After a mad flurry of family, graduation and corporate portrait jobs, I’m back at my desk editing my recent wildlife and nature images I shot during one of my “office escapes.” This was one shot of Mount Jefferson I thought I’d missed because five hours from home, I realized I brought the wrong tripod (I accidentally the one

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First Spotted Coralroot Orchids of 2016!

This is a follow up to my last orchid-hunting post. Last week was my first official orchid-hunting expedition of the year, and I followed the suggestion of a fellow orchid-hunter to check out a new area (for me) – Fidalgo Island near Anacortes, Washington. In most places that aren’t very remote, it can take a

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Western Fairy-Slipper Orchid

Last week was my first official orchid-hunting expedition of the year, and I followed the suggestion of a fellow orchid-hunter to check out a new area (for me) – Fidalgo Island near Anacortes, Washington. In most places that aren’t very remote, it can take a bit of effort and searching to find that first colony.

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