My website has stopped working

| November 25, 2017

The last visitors were on Nov 11, 2017. Now I can’t access my past posts and can’t see anything when I go to the site except a white blank page. Update–not having a clue as to what the problem was, I thought that perhaps the recent updates might have something to do with the problem. […]

Lightroom’s Saving Ways…

| June 5, 2016

Not long ago I saved some changes that I made to some photos using Lightroom.  Later I was using a different program trying to find these changes in the files where I thought Lightroom had saved the changed photos to…the photos weren’t there.  Later using Lightroom again I found the changed photos. Also I had […]

A Little Fishing Time

| January 15, 2014

I left the house this morning just after 5 am, my pack full of fishing equipment on my back, my rod and reel in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.  I thought that I would get in a little fishing time down on the beach.  The road down to Puget Sound […]

Priceless Day on Puget Sound

| September 17, 2012

      Dark shapes were rising out in the water and each time that they did, I would hear a loud “whoosh.” They were Dall Porpoises and are fairly common in Puget Sound despite the fact they have been killed by the thousands by fishing trawlers in the NorthPacific.  I am always reminded of Orcas when […]

Central America: Seismic Turmoil and Biodiversity

| May 7, 2012

    Central America is the site of contending crustal plates–notably the Cocos Plate in the Pacific Ocean which is being subducted beneath the Caribbean Plate right off the western coast of central america at a rate of 72-81 mm/yr.  It’s this area where the Central America Volcanic Arc exists which forms the volcanoes of Guatemala, […]

The Lungless Salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii, in Washington

| May 6, 2012

It was 3 am and my bleary eyes found it  hard to see through the beating of my windshield wipers, but the tiny object in my headlights appeared to be something other than a small twig.  As I got out of the car and picked it up, I realized it was a salamander quite different […]

Carp, Goldfish and Koi

| February 13, 2012

      I keep getting these different types of fish confused.  I was checking out their differences and characteristics and thought that I would summarize what I found here. Goldfish:  Apparently goldfish were bred in China over a thousand years ago for their colors  from the Prussian Carp (Carassius gibelio gibelio once   called  Carassius auratus gibelio) originally an […]

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, Anna’s Hummingbird

| April 24, 2010

ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD A male Anna’s Hummingbird showing his bright, irridescent gorget.  This color is not contained in any pigment in the feathers, but is caused by the refraction of the light which is caused by the physical structure of the feathers. ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD  A side view of the same Anna’s Hummingbird. The gorget on his chin […]

Costa Rica–Incredible Diversity in a Small Package

| April 12, 2010

  Central America is the site of contending crustal plates–notably the Cocos Plate in the Pacific Ocean which is being subducted beneath the Caribbean Plate right off the western coast of central america at a rate of 72-81 mm/yr.  It’s this area where the Central   America Volcanic Arc exists which forms the volcanoes of Guatemala, El Salvador, […]

Volcanoes, Nicaragua

| April 11, 2010

      This is Concepcion, a volcano,  forming part of an island (Ometepe)  in the middle of Lake Nicarauga. It was putting forth steam and smoke just as our plane flew over. There was a heavier cloud of material that you can just see on the other side of the volcano which was proceeding […]

Back from Costa Rica

| April 10, 2010

I had a fantastic time in Costa Rica.  It was over too soon!   I added lots of new species of birds to my life list, and saw lots of wildlife and terrific scenery.  I’ll try and talk about the trip in the future.  It’s too much to talk about all at once, so I’ll probably […]

Some Good News!

| January 30, 2010

   My father returned home from the hospital today!  He had open heart surgery last Monday (Jan 25) which went very well.  I guess they said that he could have gone home yesterday (Friday), but he said he wasn’t ready to leave yet!  Four days seems like a very short stay after such major surgery, […]

Some Bad News

| January 24, 2010

     Last Thursday (Jan 21)  my father had some chest pain after returning from the store.  It wouldn’t go away,  and soon my father realized that this wasn’t the normal discomfort that he sometimes felt from the acid reflux which he sometimes has.  Then he did something out of character–he asked his next door neighbor to […]

Another Christmas

| December 25, 2009

     It is Christmas Eve, 11:55 pm, and I am alone at work, getting ready to go out into the frosty night.  Once again I think back on past times with my family as I have many times before.  I haven’t posted much lately because I have been working so many long hours, but soon […]

No, I’m not cheap…maybe eccentric?

| November 9, 2009

      I was wondering why people were staring at me at the Mississippi visitor’s center last summer after I had pulled off Interstate 10.  I checked my zipper, nope…wiped my nose, nope nothing there, then I realized that I was wearing two pairs of glasses, one low down on my nose and the other right above […]

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