Tigard Hot Air Balloon Festival

3:50am, alarm goes off. 3:53am, roll out of bed. 4:05am, grab coffee and my gear. 4:20am out the door. The things we photographers do for a good shot . . . I was meeting a group of fellow photographers at 5:00am in Tigard to catch the dawn and the Saturday launch of the Tigard Hot Air Balloon Festival. Read More

Tulips, Tulips, Tulips!

Happy Monday and happy first day of summer! Here’s a last look at the spring blooms that I was reminiscing about on the last post. I thought it would be a nice last glimpse of spring before summer is in full bloom!  Read More

Spring in Portland

I know, I know, June is summer, not spring. But I can’t help but wish tulips were still in bloom! I took these photos at the start of April, and it there was this amazing two-week window of perfect blooms. From my backyard to the Portland Japanese Gardens, there was color everywhere, and the air smelt of flowers. Now the last vestiges of spring seem to just be . . . allergies. Read More

Klamath Birding Pt 2

This post should really be titled “Klamath Wildlife”, as part 2 of my trip looks at the unexpected wildlife that were present along with the birds. These were all such phenomenal sightings, especially seeing a weasel with its prey! Definitely not something you see every day.  Read More

Klamath Birding Pt 1

It’s been a busy winter with moving, jobs, and generally settling back into being back from abroad. In other words, it’s been a while since my last posting. But! What better way to jump back into things than with an incredible weekend of birding during the spring migration. Read More