May 2020

Fractals are objects in which the same patterns occur again and again at different scales and sizes. Nature is full of them, including snowflakes, eroded coastlines, and this fern. Fractals are soothing to our eyes and our brains.

Fractals are objects in which the same patterns occur again and again at different scales and sizes. Nature is full of them, including snowflakes, eroded coastlines, and this fern. Fractals are soothing to our eyes and our brains.

Vancouver, Washington

Lupine

“I could stay for hours and watch a raindrop.” (Alfred Eisenstaedt • Photographer)

Lupine

Vancouver, Washington

Siberian spring beauty

Siberian spring beauty

Vancouver, Washington

Mount St. Helens at twilight

Mount St. Helens at twilight

Vancouver, Washington

Wild iris

Wild iris

Vancouver, Washington

Rabbits are fast.

Rabbits are fast.

Vancouver, Washington

Olive-sided flycatcher

Olive-sided flycatcher

Vancouver, Washington

This is the closest I’ve been to getting a photo of an owl so far.

This is the closest I’ve been to getting a photo of an owl so far.

Vancouver, Washington

Columbian black-tailed deer

Columbian black-tailed deer

Vancouver, Washington

Spearhead bluet (damselfly)

Spearhead bluet (damselfly)

Vancouver, Washington

Wild irises

Wild irises

Vancouver, Washington

Columbian black-tailed deer

Columbian black-tailed deer

Vancouver, Washington

Lupine

Lupine

Vancouver, Washington

Dandelion

Dandelion

Vancouver, Washington

Spiny sowthistle

Spiny sowthistle

Vancouver, Washington

Columbian black-tailed deer

Columbian black-tailed deer

Vancouver, Washington

Cedar waxwing

Cedar waxwing

Vancouver, Washington

Gadwall

Presenting Mr. Gadwall, a dabbling duck

Vancouver, Washington

Northern Pacific tree frog

Northern Pacific tree frog

Vancouver, Washington

Chequered skipper

Chequered skipper

Vancouver, Washington

California scrub-jay

California scrub-jay

Vancouver, Washington

Western swordfern

Western swordfern

Vancouver, Washington

California scrub-jay

Every day this California scrub-jay is in this tree. Every day I take its picture. I can quit anytime I want.

Vancouver, Washington

California scrub-jay

California scrub-jay

Vancouver, Washington

Osprey

Osprey

Vancouver, Washington

California scrub-jay

California scrub-jay

Vancouver, Washington

Canadian tiger swallowtail

Canadian tiger swallowtail

Vancouver, Washington

American robin

American robin

Vancouver, Washington

Brown-headed cowbird

Brown-headed cowbird

Vancouver, Washington

Lupine and bumblebee

Lupine and bumblebee

Vancouver, Washington

Wild roses

Wild roses

Vancouver, Washington

Lupine with bracken fern

Lupine with bracken fern

Vancouver, Washington

Osprey

Osprey

Vancouver, Washington

Oxeye daisies

Oxeye daisies

Vancouver, Washington

Osprey

Osprey on the hunt

Vancouver, Washington

Cinnamon teal

He’s finally standing still long enough for me to take pictures. I don’t blame him for not getting in that water.

Cinnamon teal

Vancouver, Washington

Garter snake

It could strike at any moment.

Garter snake

Vancouver, Washington

Osprey

Since I’ve posted several photos of this osprey lately, I thought I’d try something new with the editing. It’s either artsy or weird. Or both.

Vancouver, Washington

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