Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Master's Chorale

Last night our family went to Battleground to hear the Master's Chorale. It was beautiful music and singing, I regret having to leave. James introduced us to Dr. Plew who was the conductor (James used to be in the Master's Chorale). I got a picture with him (see below). A somewhat humorous story from last night, Dr. Plew snatched a bulletin from my hand, and handed me another. He had apparently messed up on an autograph and needed a new bulletin. I am keeping the bulletin with the messed-up autograph just to tell this story.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Here are some flowers that are blooming in our yard right now.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hike up the Klickitat Rail Trail


 Pungent Desert Parsley

The Creek

Red Winged Blackbird

Interesting Rocks


Coyote on the other side of the Creek


I found this group of four butterflies soaking up the sun, and took a few pictures.

Closer up of the four Silvery Blues


These rocks looked like they were ready to topple down on us.

Fence Lizzard


Looking ahead at Susannah

Columbia Desert Parsley

A few treasures that I found on the trip. Railroad track nails, and a Quartzite.

The trail

The hills on our right. Beautiful, and smooth.

Precariously balanced rocks above us. It looked like a fortress.

Some sort of Woolly Bear.

Gopher snake under rock.

Gopher snake's head

Empty Caddisfly larva case


A peaceful pond we ate lunch by.

Dead carcass of a deer

Another Gopher Snake

I encountered a rattlesnake, but he quickly slithered off under the brush.

Another Silvery Blue

Fence Lizzard

Pinacate Beetle 

The wind rippling the stream.