Monday, August 31, 2009

We can see great sunsets from our front porch. I took these photos a few weeks ago, about when the rains hit Eastern Oregon and cooled things down for a bit. The only obstacle between our view and the sunset is a set of power lines, which can be annoying. I tried to use their geometry to my advantage on the top photo.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Sometimes you don't have to look farther than your doorstep for something interesting.
I came to work a week or so ago and found this guy (or gal, I'm not sure) hanging onto the brick wall by the EO's back door. 
Some insects are pretty cool, but I've always thought the praying mantis was one of the most fun to watch or study. Seeing this one, I of course reached for the camera. 
For those who don't like bugs, avert your eyes.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dog show

I went to a 4-H dog show Saturday to cover for the Sunday paper. It was a fun little gig and I was surprised to see so many people out in 100+ degree weather. Despite the heat, the kids and dogs seemed to have a good time. As one of the judges said, it's great to see dogs so willing to please their handlers. It's almost as much fun as seeing the sheep dog trials or other working competitions.