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Honey Mushrooms!

Quick post today to share some honey mushrooms I saw and photographed last night while hiking up Little Si, and to let everyone know what I’m currently working on. As many of you know, until now all my mushroom photos have been lumped/dumped together into a photo gallery unceremoniously labeled as “Mushrooms”. Over the past week, I’ve

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Oregon – The World’s Most Beautiful Coastline

FIVE NEW IMAGES! The Pacific Northwest has it all, and heading down to Oregon, it was time to see the best of the best – the world’s most beautiful coastline! click any image to enlarge One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world – Oregon’s Clatsop County from Ecola State Park to Cannon Beach,

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Sea Stacks and the Coastline (and a Local Quinault Legend!)

This is my third entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like when the first people arrived. Because this part of Washington’s Pacific Coast is still home to various tribes of

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A Forest of Native Orchids!

Last weekend I took some time off for camping, hiking and some much-needed R&R with my family in the Wenatchee National Forest in the mountains near Roslyn, Washington. While I wasn’t looking for things to photograph (I was on a mini-vacation after all – which in most professions means no work) I brought along one

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Mountain Nature of the Evergreen State

Post #200! Many thanks for all of you who have hung around this long with me through the years! Today I’m still uploading images that have been in cue for editing and uploading to my nature photography website and these just happen to be from places not too far from my home in my adopted home of Washington,

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Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest

Lately I’ve been shooting more new images faster than I can edit & caption them, so over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be finally getting new images of the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest ready and sharing a bunch of them as fast as I can upload. Click any image to enlarge…. enjoy! I appreciate any feedback in

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Three Little Birds, Four New Photos

Rise up this mornin’, Smiled with the risin’ sun, Three little birds Each by my doorstep Singin’ sweet songs Of melodies pure and true, Saying’, (“This is my message to you”) ~ Bob Marley Just a quick post for today…. three very recent bird photos from my travels around the Pacific Northwest.  Click any image to

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus

Really quick late-night post for right now. Went on a Valentine’s Day family hike today on Rattlesnake Mountain just east of Seattle, Washington where I found quite a number of very interesting lichens and some Mycena citrinomarginata mushrooms.  Since I’ve just edited these two images, and am about to head to Oregon at first light to photograph the

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