Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunny's Winston Churchill impersonation...



"We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. 
We shall never surrender!"

Winston Churchill


And this is Buster laughing his tail off at Sunny for being such a goof!


Friday, April 24, 2015

Stumped...


When I spotted this old stump hanging off a rock cliff I knew there was a picture that needed to be taken but couldn't figure out how to get the camera how to see what I was seeing until I tried the camera's B&W setting. "Voila" as they say, that did the trick!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

I was doing so good...



...and then Aaron had to bring up Hawai'i!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Just a couple of bird photos



Just floating around looking for that next meal.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hawaiian Day Dreams


 
Wished it was as easy to get there as it was to day dream about. Just a couple shots from the trip.

Dunno flowers and Elder Berry blossoms


I found the red flowers on a small tree or large bush but have no idea what kind it was. I'll be watching to see what kind of fruits or nuts develop later in the season. 



The white flowers are on an Elderberry bush, soon there will be little green berries which later turn a deep crimson red color.



Monday, April 20, 2015

The line starts here




I think they are looking for a warm beach some where!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lysichiton americanus & Equisetum arvense (Skunk Cabbage & Horsetail weed)




A couple of interesting spore bearing plants native to the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Food for the Soul, Part 5

The End


I couldn't think of a better way to end this series than a couple of sunset photos of Mount Scott.


Everybody rides off into the sunset, right?


I guess the only thing better than a sunset is a big ole steak and a cold beer to go with it.

Q said he would cook the steaks if I brought them and I thought that was a great deal so we had a little surf and turf while camping.

I could get used to traveling with a personal chef! LOL

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gone fishing...


It seems to me that Grey Herons have it pretty good. Can you imagine just hanging out on a beach all day fishing? What a life!

Food for the Soul, Part 4

Getting Low


About half of the lakes on the refuge were several feet low however, there were a couple that were completely full. They were the smaller lakes tucked back in the mountains a little more. Oklahoma definitely could use several inches of rain.

You can see the regular water level near the top of the concrete pillars which is about four feet lower than it should be.




Technically these are all flowers but in the big city they would be considered weeds. The wildflowers were few and far between this trip. This year the weather was cooler than normal I think and that kept most of the flowers from blooming just yet.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Food for the Soul, Part 3

The Birds






Since a good portion of the Wichita Mountains is a wildlife refuge there is an abundance of wildlife, even with the government involved.

This trip had the ospreys out but they weren't as active as last year and there were plenty of other birds to keep me busy.