Happy Holidays 2023!
December 22, 2023  |  Camano Island, Washington

Season Greetings! Click to read my 2023 Holiday message with some fun Christmas trivia.

Earth Day 2023!
April 22, 2023

On April 22, 1970, I vaguely remember Walter Cronkite on the CBS nightly news discussing something called Earth Day. I paid attention since, after all, when Walter reported on a topic, it must be important...

Christmas Trivia
December 2022

Let's Play Christmas Trivia!

Christmas traditions and practices have a long history, going back to at least the time of the ancient Egyptians...

September 26, 2022  |  Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Not everything is visible in light! Of all the evolutionary miracles that can be seen on earth, perhaps the most remarkable is the ability of some land and sea organisms to produce light in total darkness...

Earth Day 2022 - Invest in our Planet
April 22, 2022

Greetings! For those who don’t know me, for 37 years I worked for various federal land management agencies. Yea, I suspect if I was focused on chasing money, I would have found another career path...

Earth Day 2021!
April 2021

Once again, our planet’s very own holiday is upon us. Every April 22 for the last 51 years, the most widely celebrated secular holiday focuses on our connection or in some cases our disconnection with our planet Earth...

Earth Day!
April 2020

At some point in one’s life, whether in a zoo or in the wild, you have seen how owls can demonstrate incredible neck flexibility? They can turn their heads a whopping 270 degrees!

Nature First - An Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography
December 2019

Landscape photographers throughout history have been influential in bringing positive attention to natural wonders, particularly in the America West.

The Colorado Plateau
April 2019

Yet another pile of rocks, ya say? Well, for me, there's nothing quite like a pile of rocks with some nice soft lighting to make me smile. One could spend two lifetimes and never view all there is to see on the Colorado Plateau...

The Flying Camera Part 2
March 2019

I continue to experiment with photography from an aerial platform, an unmanned aerial system or drone, as depicted in one image in this newsletter. Fortress of Solitude is one of the compelling reasons I thought an aerial perceptive would be interesting...

Surviving Winter Photography
February 2019

Winter photography is about waiting and patience. Frankly, not unlike any other photography I conduct.

The Flying Camera
December 2018

As seen by this image I call Enchanting Mounds, a bird's eye view can be quite spectacular! Personal drone use has seen an incredible escalation of interest over the last decade. Thousands of new drones make their maiden flights each day, and the number of active pilots of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) is increasing at a drastic rate...

What is it?
December 2018

So, what do ya think this thing may be? It initially reminds me of a cheap man's bathtub drain stopper. Maybe. A mouse pad? Cup coaster for drinks? An oyster shucker? Light bulb remover? Give up, yet?