Black Canyon Pine

Happy Arbor Day 2016!

J. Sterling Morton of Morton Salt fame, started what would be known as Arbor Day in 1872 by challenging people to plant trees. Starting in 1872, 1 million trees were planted in the state of Nebraska, where Morton resided. Arbor Day has spawned many programs to further education about the …

Quiet and Still

Photo Friday: Quiet and Still

The area near the Columbia River Basin in central Washington is very dry and arid, a high desert type of climate. Here …

Somewhere in the Sandhills

Somewhere In the Sandhills…

As it warms up outside and the snow melts, I find myself spending time sorting and processing photographs for upcoming publications. Besides …

Above Dusty Lake in the Columbia Basin Wildife Area

Photo Friday: Potholes Coulee

Approximately 17 million years ago lava flowed across what is now eastern Washington into Oregon. Every few thousand years these lava flows …

On a clear night at Niobrara State Park the stars shone brightly above the Missouri River. In the reflection of the river the Big Dipper can be clearly seen.

Photo Friday: Big Dipper

While I’m always in awe of nature, I love it when it surprises me. Last November on a clear night at Niobrara …