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Raymond Pics: 2018

 

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Above: 1/21/2018  Starlings feeding on the grass.

 

February, 2018

DSC_6816.jpg (456035 bytes) 2/7/2018  from my balcony again.  The down river shot.  This time in February.

DSC_6804.jpg (671209 bytes) 2/7/2018   Neighbor's yard across the street.  Family of deer.  One with an injured leg.  The neighbor's pet cat interacts with the deer.

DSC_6805.jpg (610595 bytes) A bit of face to face time between the deer and the cat.

DSC_6807.jpg (568865 bytes) The neighbor's pet cat sprints for a more secure observation point.  Cats. domestic and wild, are always looking for a strategic edge.

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above: three shots of the deer with injured leg.  2/7/2018

2/20/2018  A bit of snow

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DSC_6922.jpg (395869 bytes) The snow remained until 2/22/2018.

2/24/2018

DSC_6968.jpg (308677 bytes) The down river shot, again.  Fog.  Rain.

3/2/2018

DSC_6990.jpg (333563 bytes) The down river shot, again. Sun. Clouds. Near sunset.

3/3/2018

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DSC_6993.jpg (302706 bytes) On Hwy 101 at the North end of the bridge on the North Fork Willapa River. 

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Above 5 shots; Geese on Willapa.  Shots taken from the bridge over the North Fork.

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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. 

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3/5/2018

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3/6/2018 

Sunny Day.

River

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DSC_7247.jpg (371445 bytes)  The downriver shot, yet again.

DSC_7254.jpg (314431 bytes) Low tide and mud on the Willapa.

DSC_7271.jpg (570583 bytes) On the bridge.

Town

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Canada Geese on river

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Lumber Mill

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DSC_7392.jpg (265227 bytes) There's that steel eagle again.

3/9/2018

Robin with Starlings.

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DSC_7412.jpg (416772 bytes) DSC_7413.jpg (606861 bytes) DSC_7413alt.jpg (417917 bytes) left: from my balcony. 

3/16/2018

DSC_7763.jpg (280371 bytes) DSC_7764.jpg (378455 bytes) Left:  Mallard Duck in flight.  Taken in Raymond, alongside hwy 101 in a swampy little drainage ditch.

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3/24/2018

DSC_7935.jpg (440785 bytes)across the street

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3/28/2018

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 DSC_7959.jpg (569562 bytes) High tide.  Overcast. Breezy. Low forties. Reflection of a chain link fence.

3/29/2018

It's overcast. The air is still for this moment. Temperature is in the high forties. No rain.  Quiet.

DSC_8005.jpg (322097 bytes) DSC_8008.jpg (288849 bytes) Left: A Western Grebe swimming and fishing.

DSC_8023.jpg (338493 bytes) Left: A male Mallard duck swims along the river bank.

DSC_8040.jpg (202933 bytes) Could this be Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

DSC_8051.jpg (605996 bytes) Across the street.  A snaggy old apple tree that could use some maintenance.  But the property owners are not around.

DSC_8049.jpg (441008 bytes) DSC_8110.jpg (282060 bytes) These sign post mounting brackets.  My (faulty) memory suggests that at one machine shop or another I may have made some of these.  Hence the photos.

3/31/2018

DSC_8107.jpg (316125 bytes) Looking East on the North Fork of the Willapa and a pair of Canadian Geese remain in the foreground.

DSC_8061.jpg (329511 bytes) DSC_8063.jpg (296343 bytes) Looking West on the North Fork of the Willapa.

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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.

April 2018

4_2_2018

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DSC_8146.jpg (477318 bytes) Steel sculpture - Elk

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4_3_2018

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DSC_8227.jpg (144847 bytes) DSC_8225.jpg (159736 bytes) Great Blue Heron

  DSC_8164.jpg (254961 bytes) Ducks

DSC_8175.jpg (398120 bytes) It's a Tuesday and the sawmill is in operation.

DSC_8179.jpg (255738 bytes)  DSC_8219.jpg (236659 bytes)  Bufflehead (seagoing ducks)

DSC_8198.jpg (427432 bytes) Under the bridge.  North Fork of the Willapa R.  at Raymond.  Bridge is Hwy 101

DSC_8199.jpg (71259 bytes) The sun has yet to burn through the cloud cover, but it tries.  No shadows today.

DSC_8207.jpg (562147 bytes) These are growing wild on the land under the bridge.

DSC_8214.jpg (417609 bytes) A pair of Canada Geese.  These (this same pair, I believe) have been hanging around since February.

4/6/2018

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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.

4/23/2018

DSC_8313.jpg (380174 bytes) Dandylion.  They're popping up everywhere.

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Above: An Osprey at work over the Willapa River.

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4_29_2018

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March 2018

5_5_2018

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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

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Full greenery.  Hand held.  Wide angle.

5_23_2018

DSC_8592.jpg (218014 bytes)15:55  It begins to seem as if the sun will burn off the cloud cover.

DSC_8596.jpg (178839 bytes) 18:14  But no, it goes the other way.  Cloud cover wins.  Raymond, Wa.

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