Category Archives: Willamette Valley Oregon

Under mother’s skirt

ISO 100, 100mm macro, f/14, 1.3 sec Day 695 From the forest floor. The mushroom took asylum beneath the leaf and the slug sought refugeView full post »

Frozen in time

ISO 800, 100mm macro, f/4.0, 1/640 sec Day 693 We’ve had a few frosty, foggy mornings here for the last few days. I’m notView full post »


ISO 100, 100mm macro, f/2.8, 1/50 sec Day 690 We had our first heavy frost last night. Everything in the yard was delicately outlined withView full post »


ISO 100, 100mm macro, f/16, 2.5 sec Day 689 This looks like something from an underwater coral reef. However, it is just another fungusView full post »

A schroom grotto

ISO 100, 100mm macro, f/22, 10.0 sec Day 688 Karen and Flocko walked ahead of me on the trail looking for treasures while I poked behindView full post »

The schroom family

ISO 100, 100mm, f/16, 1.0 sec Day 687 It never occurred to me that there is a mushroom season. On every hike we take these days, mushroomsView full post »


ISO 100, 105mm, f/13, 1/8 sec Day 685 – This is the North Fork Silver Creek. just below the Upper North Falls. We’ve gotten aView full post »


ISO 100, 100mm, f/14, 3.2 Day 684 – Mushrooms were everywhere on our hike yesterday. These were perched on a wall above us as if theyView full post »

Saying goodbye to fall

ISO 200, 58mm, f/4.0, 1/80 sec Day 675 Fall has always been my favorite time year. I love the early crisp mornings and the warmView full post »

Shades of fall

ISO 200, 100mm macro, f/6.3, 1/100 sec Day 666 This bush lives outside of the building I work in. Last year I noticed the vibrant purpleView full post »

620 – Sunrise on the river’s edge

ISO 100, 16mm, f/22, 1/6 sec I change my mind every day. Do I prefer sunrises or sunsets? I am standing at the end of the dock on theView full post »