Raymond Pics: 2018
Above: 1/21/2018 Starlings feeding on the grass.
above: three shots of the deer with injured leg. 2/7/2018
2/20/2018 A bit of snow
Above 5 shots; Geese on Willapa. Shots taken from the bridge over the North Fork.
Above: Birds and Chimney. Windy. Sunny. Cloudy....and later that day, rain - light but propelled by the brisk wind. The birds, Starlings, I believe. About 60% size of a crow. They feed off the ground and especially in the marsh land that is found along the banks of the Willapa.
Canada Geese on river
Robin with Starlings.
It's overcast. The air is still for this moment. Temperature is in the high forties. No rain. Quiet.
above 4photos; saw mill (Weyerhaeuser) It is Saturday and a maintenance crew is at work around the office. The apparent log / lumber inventory suggests that business continues.
I took another walk under the bridge and down onto the mossy 'tundra' at the river bank. Today turned out to be sunny in the afternoon hours. The air was still. It felt warm in the sun. Spring. During this interval I saw no waterfoul at the river, yet there are those tracks in the above 4th photo.
Above: An Osprey at work over the Willapa River.
A rare colorful sunset. The most purple in the sky I've seen since moving here a year ago. Tripod shot.
5_17_2018 From the balcony
Full greenery. Hand held. Wide angle.
in the apartment
I'll be doing a little spinning using the Trek Fluid Cycle Ops flywheel stand with my Cannondale Mountain Bike. I haven't ridden the Cannondale since the mid 1990's. And I do have some reservations about riding on public streets and highways; there has been an up-tick in the statistics of rider deaths caused by automobiles running them over. Nonetheless, the exercise is beneficial. For now, I'll just use the excercise bracket until I begin to feel brave enough to get out on the roads.
This location is far from ideal but does allow me to watch the TV while pedaling...and there is a view of the wall clock that allows me to time my sessions.
It's Sunday and I happen to be out on the deck with camera in hand. At first I heard an exhaust note. A different sounding one. The kind of exhaust note that has a single pitch to it, singing alto, as it were. Not deep throated. Not bass. Not tenor. Alto. Mellow. Not overtly loud. Pleasant sounding. Then this Bentley flashed before me. I had one brief opportunity to get the shot and this is all I have from the moment. It was heading North on Hwy 101. That's quite a lot of money motoring up the road. I don't recognize the driver from this angle. Probably not Leno.
July 4, 2018
July 11, 2018