After standing in one position for an hour or so, even a heron needs to stretch.
Silence: Sunset "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley
The American Dipper, or water ouzel, is an unusual bird. It's not a large bird - it's about the size of an American robin. You will find it in the western streams standing on rocks in fast-moving water where it will hop into the water to catch its food. This one hopped into the water …
This lovely merganser family was enjoying a cruise down the river on a beautiful day. Maralee
Weathered: Old Homestead This is a photo I took a few years ago of an old homestead outside of Madras, Oregon. We would pass by it whenever we were driving to Portland. Sadly, the building is no longer there. It collapsed sometime in the last year.