Scablands Part Two – Amber Lake

An abandoned railway turned trail offers entry into the lands scoured by the great floods of Glacial Lake Missoula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scablands? Says Who?

An abandoned railway turned trail offers entry into the lands scoured by the great floods of Glacial Lake Missoula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Spokane River Natural Area – South Bank

Pictures from the LSR trails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow Point

An early spring visit to Lake Coeur d’Alene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Along the Pend Oreille River

Fall has come to the valley once ravaged by Glacial Lake Missoula.

San Francisco – Part Three – All Around the City

The best of the rest of the city by the bay.

In this post, the last of our three-part series on San Francisco, your assignment (besides enjoying a tour of the city without leaving your desktop) is to find:

    1. Sylvester Stallone (or a reasonable facsimile)
    2. A Western Gull
    3. A pyramid

Good luck.

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San Francisco – Part Two – Alcatraz

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Part two of my three-part photo series on San Francisco features Alcatraz, the iconic island that dominates views of the bay from the Embarcadero to the Presidio. Residents have ranged from Al Capone to baby seagulls. Enjoy.

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Another Feryn Ranch

St. Patrick’s Day offered meager amounts of green on our latest visit.

The greening of the fields and creek banks at Feryn Ranch are still weeks away, but the creamy brown hues of the refuge’s reeds and cattails make worthy subjects.

 

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Feryn Ranch Again

Feryn Ranch offers eagles and waterfowl in a rustic setting.

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Feryn Ranch on Peone Prairie is one of our favorite locations for an outing. The following are some recent pics from the former homestead turned refuge.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 

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Peone Prairie Jewel

Feryn Ranch Conservatory offers a haven for waterfowl.

Update: I recently visited Feryn Ranch again. I added a couple late summer pictures for perspective.

Summer.

The Feryn Ranch Conservation Area northeast of Spokane offers a glimpse of what the prairie was like before the area was settled by homesteaders in the 1800’s.

C’mon Dad, let’s go.

Remnants.

Nestled between plowed fields and encroaching housing developments, Feryn Ranch C.A. is a 164 acre preserve that offers a home to over 60 species of birds. It also serves as a safe stopover on migratory routes for over 100 species. Anyone interested in birdwatching, or just a pleasant hike with a panoramic backdrop, should take a morning or afternoon to explore this wetland sanctuary. Dogs are permitted as long as they are kept on a leash. Avalon, my newfy mix, accompanied me recently on a morning jaunt through the area. It was raining on and off, which contributed to our solitary yet memorable experience.

Winter reeds.

Haven.

Companion.

Trick of the light.

Background.

Island.