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25th July 2014

Photo with 5 notes

Papilio oregoniusOregon’s State Butterfly (#noeditfriday, solely added watermark)

Papilio oregonius

Oregon’s State Butterfly
(#noeditfriday, solely added watermark)

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24th July 2014

Photo with 10 notes

Daydreamer

Daydreamer

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24th July 2014

Photo with 9 notes

Kayak Sampling on a Still Pond

Kayak Sampling on a Still Pond

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24th July 2014

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Sometimessolo into the gray

Sometimes
solo into the gray

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23rd July 2014

Photo with 7 notes

the last of my John Muir seriesWhen the Light Comes “The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when the light comes, the heart of the people is always right.” - John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938here we catch a glimpse of the aftermath of clear cutting.i’ve lost count of the number of clear cut areas i’ve seen in the last year.step 1. clear cut the diverse forest (a token of 2-3 trees designated as ancient growth might be left standing in dismal isolation/exposure)step 2. inundate the area with areal and ground sprays, active ingredients including such toxins as 2-4D and/or glyphosate in the nearly ad hoc mixtures. for an example of the reckless disregard by which this sometimes occurs see http://www.beyondtoxics.org/work/pesticide-reform/highway-36-triangle-lake-area-investigation/step 3. “replant” with monocrop trees which permanently recast forests into agricultural timber lands.

the last of my John Muir series

When the Light Comes
“The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort,
are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
for when the light comes,
the heart of the people is always right.”
- John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938

here we catch a glimpse of the aftermath of clear cutting.
i’ve lost count of the number of clear cut areas i’ve seen in the last year.

step 1. clear cut the diverse forest (a token of 2-3 trees designated as ancient growth might be left standing in dismal isolation/exposure)

step 2. inundate the area with areal and ground sprays, active ingredients including such toxins as 2-4D and/or glyphosate in the nearly ad hoc mixtures. for an example of the reckless disregard by which this sometimes occurs see http://www.beyondtoxics.org/work/pesticide-reform/highway-36-triangle-lake-area-investigation/

step 3. “replant” with monocrop trees which permanently recast forests into agricultural timber lands.

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23rd July 2014

Photoset with 12 notes

A Doe and her Twins.

as i biked home from my errands i caught a flash of movement out the corner of my eye.

There. just across the bank of the creek.
a doe and her fawn.

… OH!… cute there are twins. :) 

at first fine and curious about my presence,
they then seemed uncomfortable with my nearness
so i pedaled away to leave them eat in peace.

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22nd July 2014

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Tattered web brought into the light.

Tattered web brought into the light.

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22nd July 2014

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As Nectar to the Tongue

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.”  
John Muir - My First Sum­mer in the Sierra, 1911

As Nectar to the Tongue

“Another glorious day,
the air as delicious to the lungs
as nectar to the tongue.” 

John Muir - My First Sum­mer in the Sierra, 1911

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21st July 2014

Photo with 32 notes

Every Leaf seems to Speak

“When one is alone at night in the depths of these woods,the still­ness is at once awful and sub­lime. Every leaf seems to speak.”
- John of the Moun­tains: The Unpub­lished Jour­nals of John Muir, 1938

Every Leaf seems to Speak

“When one is alone at night in the depths of these woods,
the still­ness is at once awful and sub­lime.
Every leaf seems to speak.”

- John of the Moun­tains: The Unpub­lished Jour­nals of John Muir, 1938

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21st July 2014

Photoset with 14 notes

Oregon Swallowtail in Pollination Mode

helping us have tasty blackberries during the summer.

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