Monday, January 17, 2011

17 ~ SUNRISE/RIVER/FLAG

Sunrise  ~  1-17-11  @  7:24a  ~  [P1173365]


Little Klickitat River @ the Singing Bridge  ~  1-17-11  ~  [P1173372]


Little Klickitat River @ Tom Miller Road  ~  1-17-11  ~  [P1173375]


1-17-11  ~  [P1173382]

Sunday, January 16, 2011

16 ~ MOON

Moon, Waxing Gibbous / 88% of  Full  ~  1-16-11  @ 6:55p  ~  [P1163352]
           

Saturday, January 15, 2011

15 ~ CAT

                   Today was another one of those gray, rainy days...I snapped this
                    pic of Miss Kali Ko Kat just for something to post...I didn't see the
                    drop of water on her chin until I downloaded to the computer. 
Miss Kali Ko  Kat  ~  1-15-11  ~  [P1153236]

Friday, January 14, 2011

14 ~ CLOUDS

Clouds  ~  1-14-11  @   2:54p  ~  [P1143165]

Clouds and Fog  ~  1-14-11  @  3:19p  ~  [P1143174]
                      

Thursday, January 13, 2011

13 ~ EAGLE/RAINBOW/SUNSET/MOON

Luckily, I had my camera in-hand when I stepped out the back door this morning...
this magnificent creature  was sitting a mere 300 feet from me. I see Bald Eagles
frequently across the canyon perched in Pine trees or flying high in the sky but
this was a real treat to see one literally in my back yard and to have it sit still                
long enough for a few  pictures was totally  awesome.
 
Bald Eagle  ~  1-13-11  @  11:08a  ~   [P1133065]

Bald Eagle  ~  1-13-11  @  11:09a   ~   [P1133071]

                 There was beauty everywhere I looked this morning...
Rainbow  ~  1-13-11  @  11:57a  ~  [P1133093]
                    
Sunset  ~  1-13-11  @  4:27p  ~  [P1133124]

                Last night the Moon was at 50% of Full but the sky was so cloudy that I
                couldn't get a clear picture...tonight was a bit better.
Moon, Waxing Gibbous /  63% of Full  ~  1-13-11  @  5:01p  ~  [P1133132]

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

12 ~ SONG SPARROW/MOON

                    Today was one of those days when nothing much was happening. It
                    snowed 3 inches last night and started raining late this morning which
                    continued on and off most of the day.  It was a  drippy, gray day. Most
                    of my back yard buddies chose to forage closer to their own neighbor-
                    hoods today so I didn't get many photos but this  Song Sparrow did
                    strike a pretty pose for me so I had to take his picture.
Song Sparrow  ~  1-12-11  ~  [P1123038]

                      It was so cloudy tonight that I couldn't get a very good view of the
                      moon, this is the best shot out  of many.
Moon, First Quarter  / 50% of  Full ~  1-12-11  @  5:20p   ~  [P1123050]
               

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

11 ~ QUAIL/LIL' JUG

California Quail, female  ~  1-11-11  ~   [P1112898]

California Quail, male  ~   1-11-11   ~  [P1112901]


      I was visiting my friend Marie a few days ago and I commented on this little
      jug that was sitting on a narrow ledge behind the wood stove.  I told her, "I
      grew  up on the Platte River in Northern Missouri and it reminded me of home."
      She reached over, used the tail of her shirt to wipe the dust off of it and handed
      it to me and said, "Happy Birthday, whenever it is." I was so surprised that I
      couldn't talk for a few seconds, I politely refused to take it but she insisted.
      She said, "I have no attachment to it so it's yours."  I have it sitting on my 
      hutch and now it has yet another sweet memory, one of my dear friend.
Lil' brown jug  ~  1-11-11 ~   [P1112994] 
                            

Monday, January 10, 2011

10 ~ SUNRISE/WILDLIFE

Sunrise  ~  1-10-11  @  8:01a  ~  [P1102722]

Black-tailed Deer  ~  1-10-11  ~  [P1102783]

Wild Turkey  ~  1-10-11  ~  [P1102756]

Black-tailed Deer  ~  1-10-11  ~  [P1102788]

Sunday, January 9, 2011

09 ~ BIRDS/SKY

Varied Thrush   ~   1-9-11  ~    [P1092638]

Hairy Woodpecker  ~  1-9-11  ~  [P1092657]

?Downy?   Woodpecker  ~  1-9-11  ~  [P1092660]

Sunset/Snow/Fog  ~  1-9-11  @  4:07p  ~  [P1092669]

Sunset/Snow/Fog  ~  1-9-11  @  4:11p  ~  [P1092681]
                                                                                                                          

Saturday, January 8, 2011

08 ~ BLOOM/BIRD/DEER/MOON


Spider Plant Flower  ~  1-8-11  ~  [P1082514]

American  Robin   ~   1-8-11  ~  [P1082564]

Black-tailed Deer   ~   1-8-11  ~   [P1082605]

MOON,  Waxing Crescent  ~ 18% off Full  ~  1-8-11 @ 6:50p   ~   [P1082633]
              

Friday, January 7, 2011

07 ~ CAT/SKY

                   This  cat, named Licks His Paws, always puts one of  his paws in the
                   water bowl  and then  licks the water off of it...it's one of the strangest
                   things I've ever  seen a cat do.
Licks His Paws  ~   1-7-11  ~   [P1072429]
                                                                

Wing Road  ~   1-7-11 @  4:03p  ~   [P1072468]
                                                                  

Thursday, January 6, 2011

06 ~ CAT/BUDS/BUG 'n More

                                        
1-6-11   ~   [P1062288]
                                 
Lilac buds   ~   1-6-11    ~   [P1062311]
  
                                       A Squash bug...what  a fitting  name, lol!!           
Squash bug ~  1-6-11  ~   [P1062356]

                                                                          
                                                          
Oriental Poppy, weathered seed pod  ~   1-6-11   ~   [P1062324]


Iris  ~   1-6-11  ~  [P1062315]
                         
               The weather has taken a change for the better, it warmed up over night
               and the snow is finally melting off...it is nice to see green grass again.
               Even if it is only for a short time, more storms are on the way for the
               middle of next week. Oh, the high temp for today was 47°F...Tuesday
               the high was 17°F!
 
1-6-11  ~   [P1062301]
                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

05 ~ CLOUDS/GEESE/OAK TREE GALL

  
Clouds  ~   1-5-11 @ 3:32p   ~   [P1052240]
                                                     

                       Flock after flock of  geese flew over today...I have  a crick in my
                       neck from looking up, lol! 
Canadian Geese  ~   1-5-11  ~   [P1052162]
                                                         

                  This is an Oak tree gall...and on the inside is a parasite...a Callirhytis
                  Wasp.
 
Oak tree galls  ~   1-5-11  ~   [P1052215] 
                                                  

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

04 ~ SUNRISE/BIRDS

                       
                         The  sunrise  was  absolutely gorgeous this morning. I walked
                         out across the field so I could get a good  view...and the longer
                         I  watched the more  gorgeous  it  became however I almost
                         froze to  death, the  temperature was  at 12°F...brrr! 
 
Sunrise  ~  1-4-11 @ 7:37a  ~  [P1042026]  

                                                          
Sunrise  ~   1-4-11 @ 7:52a   ~   [DSCF2793]

American Goldfinch   ~   1-4-11   ~   [P1042033]
                                               
Hairy  Woodpecker   ~  1-4-11  ~   [P1042054]
                                                            

Monday, January 3, 2011

03 ~ SUN/DEER/BIRD


Sunrise  ~  1-3-11 @ 7:53a  ~  [P1031930]

Sunset  ~  1-3-11 @4:22p   ~  [P1031972]



Sun Pillar  ~  1-3-11 @ 4:50p  ~  [P1031995]


I got  another look at the  deer  with  the  funny 
 antlers today...I was  annoyed that he turned his
   head just a second before I  snapped  the photo     
 but you can clearly see the  difference compared
to the other one here. 
Black-tailed Deer  ~  1-3-11  ~  [P1032002]

Northern Shrike  ~  1-3-11  ~  [P1031953]