19 May 2011

Sparrow


September of 2008: A road trip over the Cascade Mountains to catch one final blast of summer heat before the rainy season set in over Western Washington. About 10 miles east of Winthrop, Louie and I found a sleepy mountain lodge nestled amongst the sagebrush of the Methow Valley. On a stroll at dusk I came upon a tiny sparrow which had met an untimely death via one of the monstrous picture windows overlooking the lake. Though I wish the circumstances to observe her were quite different, I felt blessed to be given the opportunity to see Mother Nature's handiwork up close and personal. Click image to purchase fine art prints.

17 May 2011

BUCK


Oh, now this guy is my new favorite!!!  Louie and I were on the back roads in North Bend last weekend - on our way for a slice of cherry pie at the old Mar-T Cafe (damn fine cup of coffee).  Two amazing llamas were in a pasture on the side of the road. Their coats were long and thick as matted wool, multi-colored dreads that I imagine make them the cool hippy-types in the llama world.  This guy just stood there, staring at me and chewing his cud.  He had his ears back most of the time, and I suppose I was just asking for it ...

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