September 17, 2015

Waldo Weekend

Sunrise on the lake.
Weather was outstanding allowing for countless hours of kayaking.
Marilyn, stylin as always.
Beth Marie's 1st time at Waldo.
Lisa with her beautiful paddle.
HappyCampers all!

July 21, 2015

Seabird monitoring at the caves

Great day for it! Kit, Monica, Claire, Amelia and me. Shelley taking photo.

June 2, 2015

Iris at Heceta Head

Iris tenax blooming at Heceta Head while doing Black Oystercatcher  surveys

Here's a Black Oystercatcher nest, can you spot the bird?

April 21, 2015

Gwynn Creek Trail

Darlingtonia wayside on the way for Lyndon and Lawson the botanists.

Big spruce with the Minnesotans.

Group shot on the Cook's Ridge trail.

April 14, 2015

Spring on Three Mile Lake Trail

Monica and I relished the new spring foliage in the Spruce forest today.
Croziers were unfolding everywhere.

March 31, 2015

Eugene Weekend Fun

168 year old Black Tartarian Cherry Tree in the rose garden. Peak bloom and such a knarly trunk

Farmer's market

Cappuccino at The Barnlight

Chef Mike with the new grill, yum!

Marilyn's sister Celia was visiting, so good to meet her!

March 25, 2015

China Creek Loop

China Creek Loop with Monica and Mike today.

March 14, 2015

Sweet Creek Falls

The water is very low but the green pools in the gorge are still there.
Lisa, Gracie and I finally made it to Sweet Creek. It was a glorious day, overcast but warm.
Trilliums were peak bloom. We saw 2 or 3 pair of Water Ouzels. The pair at the falls were putting the finishing touches on their mossy nest.
Skunk Cabbage is in full fragrant bloom in the wet spots.
The Fetid Adder's Tongue was prevalent and in peak bloom.

February 17, 2015

Beach day with Randy and Mitcho

Maha'ulepu is the very best beach.

Great color, great waves!

February 8, 2015

Kokee Snow

We have this lichen at home too, isn't it beautiful? Here's where it's living.

Castor plant, even the weeds can be ornamental on Kauai.

Are you tired of this view yet?

February 5, 2015

Mahalepu hike again

It's just so darn gorgeous and 15 minutes from home.

All blue skies today.

February 1, 2015

Triple Falls on Kokee Hike

Mahaulepu Hike

Great day for a hike along the coast to Mahaulepu. Saw many Humpback Whales, Pacific Golden Plovers and Nene (Hawaiian Geese).