Sunday, December 2, 2007

Blue Morn

Not much to say about this image, just a nice one to share in the blog!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Click here for photos

Tonight is Opening! Kenzie is excited, and so am I. We have had a great time participating with the entire cast and crew

The link contains some of the pics I have clicked during the past couple of days... and go see the show...If you can get tickets, Sat matinee is at two!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Hunting Season

I am not a hunter, but I was pleased to see this Buck survived the past weeks...
I liked the hidden factor in this capture

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Harvest Moon

I was hoping the moon would be rising around the lighthouse at Cattle Point, but was nicely suprised to see it come up on the shoulder of Mt Baker, instead...!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fall Blog

The sunrise and my morning clock are coming together, and this morning I grabbed the camera and headed down to the egg lake (old) dock to get a shot of our morning sky!

Saturday, September 8, 2007


If anybody asks, I am still "toppin trees" today I made my way up a 120 cedar on the north side, and captured this image after taking out a 40 foot top! Timber

Friday, August 31, 2007

Berrie Delicious

Mona seems to love the berries growing adjacent to her pasture, and its been a real pleasure watching her purple lips munch away on the bounty of late summer

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Waldron Baby

Aug 24 2007
A fine new addition to our clan!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


See anthing tricky in this pic?
I like playing with gradients... saturation to unsaturation?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Kyak Fishen

Well we tried, and one of us got wet. It wasn't the guide.
The Kyaks operated well, until my associate found himself parallel to a nice 2 foot swell...
It made for quite the adventure

Pony Ride Record

I don't know how many rides is the official Fair Record, but I would have to guess that Kenzie, got to saddle up about 10 times in the four days, which often leads to xtra rides, and popularity amongst the vendors...!

San Juan County Fair

The fair offers a wide arrange of photo ops, but I always enjoy the action around the main arena.
Here are just a few of this season's shots!

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Karrie and Kenzie are in Missouri for a family wedding, and I am missing them quite a bit.
I bet the donkeys are missing their recent work endeavors as well...Soon we shall have all four driving as a team. I am sure of it.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Sunshine and water!

What a combination. I installed a new irrigation pump this year. 52 gal per minutes supplied. So as the sprinkler sprinkles, there is still plenty left over for Kenzie's play as well!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Take Shelter

Well, with continued back pain, and healing, I am ok with spending my summer inside, and sheltered from the summer rain's, but is everyone else? Not a good season for outdoor weddings!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Camp Singing Star

Summer rains moved many of Camp Singing Stars Ceremonies, including the closing, indoor this year... This was McKenzie's third camp, and she enjoyed herself as did all who participated.
Click on the image to see it full size online

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Oh My Aching Back....

10 Days ago I threw my back out. How? I am not sure. Probably a combination of events. But this injury has had me flat on my back for over a week, and to get out and snap a shot from ground level is a sign of slowly recovering health. As I walk around the yard, I see lots that needs to be done, but fortunatly none of it is critical.
If I don't shoot, I can always continue to post favorite images from the past few years. This image here, was created using a mask in order to adjust the levels of the darker JJ on right. Will Kindergarden ever come, and will I be ready as well?

Friday, July 6, 2007


What a great month...Fun, sunshine, water...
and for me, a summer cold, with today's addition of a spranged back!
Just don't seem fare...

well, my lil one has helped me get my gadgets nearby as I rest up, and I have time to add to my blog...

Hope all visitors had a full and healthy fourth, I did... glad the back held out till after that...!

Friday, June 29, 2007

In memory of

This image is one of dozens I took of a pair of Canadian goslings from last summer.
Then one day they all moved to the far side of the pond, and the little ones disappeared, never to be seen again, the haunting sound of the adult pair as they searched the parameter of the pond calling and calling for their lost is still a stong memory. Each time I revisit these images I feel a sadness towards the gift of observing this young one during its first dangerous days here on earth.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Summer Mist

Thundershowers predicted, and this late afternoon, the clouds and rain rolled over our pond... it's neat when the water temp is greater than the air temp, and the mist lays over the pond....
The lighting was even more dramatic just moments before, as I ran for the camera

Good dog

My dog JJ turned three this month... He's purebred and was born on the island. The only male of a litter or six. He loves to run up a local loggin road and visit his buddy Angus. He's got papers, is still intact as a male, and is up for stud service if your interested... I think he's one of the nicest looking labs I have ever seen, and I have always been a lover of big black dogs!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Rock

As Land Development, and new homes continue to take place around the island's "rock" I wish I had been photographing every paintjob I have seen take place to this beauthy over the last 15 years here on San Juan.
Well, it's never too late to begin an image documentary.. I hope the opportunity to photograph the "rock" continues even as new neighbors build and the landscape changes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hee Halways calls me That!

Donkeys, we got four of em, and when they give you that look that says, "let us graze" its hard to not turn em out on your yard...
This is Violet, my most photogenic mini donk!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The waterline

I have a desire to get on the water, and take photos, without damaging a camera!
Today I received a waterproof digital point and shoot, and I think its going to add a new perspective to summer photos!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Follow that light

What island blog would be complete, without a shot of the limekiln lighthouse?

Green green, tis the season

I noticed this vine, trying to wind its way thru some native forests, and come to realize it's a honeysuckle. Don't know the precise name, but again, my camera leads me towards an increased awareness of the world around.
I like the way the lower limb tends to lead the eye towards the blossom...and the deep green of the image seems to follow the progression of recent photos!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Don't get your camera wet

Today I used Kenzie's (my 5 year olds) 4 megapixle camera, whilest we paddle around Egg Lake, I have a waterproof Pentax camera on order for father's day, but in the meantime, I risk hers while taking a look at this local pond...
We had fun, the "used" kyak needed some fine tuning, and once home, I dropped it in our pond, which is titled Bacon Lake, here we have less vegetation, and less wind...
It's a nice place for paddleboats..

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


There everywhere this year, and for each one...
there are about 100 tadpoles
I don't know what will come of the other critters in the pond.
Seems each year, the cycles around the waterworld change.
This year, its bullfrog abundance!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Silent Hunters

Two years ago, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time, I have a link to several photos of the transient Orcas, doing battle with a Stellar Sea Lion.... You can view these images here.

Are They Here Yet?

Yesterday I took the new Kyak into Friday Harbor, and paddled from the shipyard cove to the fuel dock and back. I envision going out to see the whales, but in that, this boat is an open cockpit, sit atop style, I am sure I will need perfectly calm conditions, before I venture out to meet any possibilities of an "Orca Encounter"

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Washington State Ferries

I have been told it's the largest Ferry system in the world, which covers our Northwest waters.
I like the clouds sitting above this one as it heads towards our harbor.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Paddle Kayak?

I brought home a new toy today....found in a customer's yard...
she has two, and this thing rips across the pond
It's made by Hobie, and uses paddleboat technology. Click here to check out the Hobie kyak models

Red Chair

It's nice to appreciate the work other's put into their homes and gardens.. I didn't get close enough to this chair, but I might just assume, its made out of a plastic!

June is indeed a wonderful time, to put out a new chair, and invite your guest to come and relax for the season.... me? I'll just get out the pressure washer, and knock the skuzz off the ones I bring home after other's purchase their new ones!

Thursday, May 31, 2007


A friend suggested I place a video on utube, and being that I could stream the same onto my blog... I might just try and get involved with that process soon....
in the meantime, I looked up one of my favorite all time video clips, and thought I might link it here... it's called, appropriatly.... ZButton



A daddy with a camera! Nothing wrong with that, and I am glad that my newfound passion for photography has chronicled the life of my 5 year old daughter McKenzie. I am not sure, how many images I can upload to this blogger site, but I'm sure I could put a nice dent in their available space if I shared all that I have of my best little buddy and photographic assistant.
p.s. the orange rock poppies are a feature of many of our island roadways, and a sure sign that summer is upon us. This image is from 2005

some older images


This cat was brought into my life about 14 years ago in an effort to rid myself of varmits....
I remember as he set his fangs into his first mouse, that wasn't much smaller than himself.
He's now an elder member of our farm here, and I appreciate, the many different hues of color contained, in what many would call a simple "Black Cat"!


This year we have had three active butterflies come to visit our "Rhodies" native washington schrubs...
I am amazed at the difficulty of tracking and capturing these incredible insects....
This is a composition of two, attempting to join as one, I assume... I can be reached at

Welcome to my World

I need more exposure to my work, and this site was recently recommended to me.
For years now, I have been participating in other forums, and web social distractions, but I often consider the need to branch out, and seek more community exposure for my "digital dailys"
Welcome to my blog. The weather is nice, the water is warming, and summer begins in the San Juan Islands, of washington state...

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