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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.


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


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


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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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Sunny Day.


DSC_7360.jpg (479439 bytes) Relics from the past

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.


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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.


Robin with Starlings.

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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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DSC_7935.jpg (440785 bytes)across the street

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


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.


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


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DSC_8146.jpg (477318 bytes) Steel sculpture - Elk

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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.


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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.


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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March 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.


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.


DSC_8640.jpg (449465 bytes) from the bridge, looking east

DSC_8646.jpg (288198 bytes) from the bridge, looking west to the saw mill


in the apartment

DSC_8730.jpg (364976 bytes) 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.


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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.


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July, 2018

July 4, 2018

DSC_9099.jpg (219116 bytes) Local private fireworks.  Photo taken from the balcony at my apartment 10:25pm.

DSC_9043.jpg (269511 bytes) A few minutes earlier.

July 11, 2018

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DSC_9207.jpg (729326 bytes) DSC_9208.jpg (450688 bytes) Across the road.  Taken from the balcony, hand held, 200 iso, 75-300 zoom.

DSC_9217.jpg (353862 bytes) This is a 5 second exposure.  eg: I had to stand still 5 sec. 12-24 wide angle lens.  

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