Spring reflections on Emigrant Lake

Spring arrived on Emigrant Lake recently. The lake is calm and beautiful and rowers are again plying its waters. Larkspurs and biscuitroot are blooming. The oaks are pushing leaves. The Siskiyous create a misty, almost-mythical backdrop.

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Morning row on Emigrant Lake.
Siskiyou Mountains, spring, clouds
Reflections on Emigrant Lake.
Siskiyou Mountains, Ashland, Oregon
Inundated island of oaks in Emigrant Lake.
Emigrant Lake, Siskiyou Mountains, Ashland, Oregon
Yellow-rumped warbler in spring oaks.
yellow-rumped warbler, Siskiyou Mountains, Ashland, Oregon
Topsy-turvy. Can’t.quite.reach.

Christmas Valley Sand Dunes

Once again, Central Oregon does not disappoint.

There is a lifetime of exploration here.

Oregon, dunes
Rippling sand.
sand dunes, desert
Trees past.
moon rise, reflections, water
Dusk calm.

Winter Water – snow and ice taking new forms

The only constant is change. Snow turns to ice; ice turns to water; water turns to rivers; rivers become oceans. And eventually, it comes back to land to start the cycle again.

Deschutes River, Tumalo State Park
Building crystals, Deschutes River, Tumalo State Park
Deschutes River, Tumalo State Park
Juniper droplet
Deschutes River, Tumalo State Park
Calm in the rush
End of the trail, Deschutes River
Deschutes River, Tumalo State Park

 

First images of Africa

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Koi San Bushman couple, Kalahari Desert
African darter sunning
Crocodile in grass
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Okavango Delta ripples and reflections
Poling in a mokoro, Okavango Delta
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Collecting turpentine grass for thatch, Okavango Delta
water lilies, Okavango Delta
roosting bats, Okavango Delta