November 2020

Douglas firs, with autumn at the bottom

Douglas fir and maple

Vancouver, Washington

I call this one “Oak apple on oak leaf on railroad tie on rocks on Earth”.
Curtin Creek • Vancouver, Washington

I call this one “Oak apple on oak leaf on railroad tie on rocks on Earth”.

Vancouver, Washington

Cyril dropped in to say hello.

Cyril dropped in to say hello.

Vancouver, Washington

Autumn is on track. (I’ve been training for this.)

Autumn is on track. (I’ve been training for this.)

Vancouver, Washington

This red-breasted sapsucker was outside my window this morning. While there’s evidence of extreme productivity, I couldn’t hear a thing.

This red-breasted sapsucker was outside my window this morning. While there’s evidence of extreme productivity, I couldn’t hear a thing.

Vancouver, Washington

A bit of salamandering after the election

A bit of salamandering after the election

Vancouver, Washington

The northern flicker is a member of the woodpecker family. Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer, gawker bird, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, and yarrup. Many of these names are attempts at onomatopoeia, which I celebrate.

The northern flicker is a member of the woodpecker family. Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer, gawker bird, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, and yarrup. Many of these names are attempts at onomatopoeia, which I celebrate.

Vancouver, Washington

Canoe birch

Vancouver, Washington

Now and then, the stars align, the snow falls on the mountains, and then the clouds clear so that we can see the snow on the mountains.

Mount St. Helens

Vancouver, Washington