Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Welcome home...

I am back in eastern Oregon for three weeks on a fire assignment. I will be working on the refuge that I grew up on. We do things a bit differently in eastern Oregon. Look for more photos and stories to follow, also check out the photo gallery from this trip.

Wes in his element

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Another Ghost sighting

I took a small group of friends out in the swamp yesterday to view some of the Ghost orchids that are in bloom right now. I am sure you are in Ghost Orchid image overload so I won't post many of the orchids.

You can find more information about the wonderful Ghost Orchids at this great site:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

More flowers...

Took the first trip out in the wet swamp this year looking for Ghost Orchids...

Success is hard to measure, but we had fun and found 4 flowers. I got a bit lost, but not too bad, also ran into two Cottonmouths, could have done without them. We were in about knee deep water, and navigating was a bit awkward from time to time with all the hidden logs and holes underwater, thankfully no one took a spill.

So here's the photos, also at the bottom check out the link for some more photos that I may have not posted in here.

Cottonmouth #1, #2 was much larger, but left much quicker

Resurrection fern

PJ looks for orchids

Rainy day flower

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Crazy rains, bring frogs

So far today we have had almost three inches of rain. This makes it noisy as hell outside, every damn frog is looking for a mate today. I managed to capture one of the culprits in the act.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Oregon coast

Day 5 in the Pacific Northwest, and we are now on the Oregon coast, I love this place. I will take some time when I get home to give more detail to some of the photos I have posted. Here's some from Sunday's trip.

Ecola State Park

Astoria, OR

The mouth of the Columbia river.

Drive into Ecola State Park

Newport Bay

You can find more pictures on my website in the photo gallery from the trip.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Weekend could be good...

"A new adventure awaits you this weekend."

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Beer Fest trip

First day of the trip, we have had many beers, and we got to try out some miracle berries, more on this when I get home. The photo gallery is up and started...