Jan 31, 2012


OK so I haven't logged into my blog for awhile.. now that I have I see there are links to some game place all over throughout my posts. Anyone know how to get rid of them.. and prevent them from happening again?

Jun 20, 2011

Two weekends ago we drove over to the coast. The beach in Bandon is one of my favorite Oregon beaches. The weather was perfect and the ocean was calm.

Compare the above photo to this one which was taken several years ago of the same area. This one includes my daughter and grandson. Much different seas here.

Power of Nature

Jun 18, 2011

Headed out to my back yard to find a bug and instead I found a whole village. These bugs had
unfortunately set up shop on one of my roses but it was so interesting to see the different stages
of life represented here. I assume the fat black bug and the lighter bug are aphids. The white
"shells" have been shed from other bugs. I think the larva may be feeding on the aphids. I'm sure
they're all related somehow since they were all on one rose..

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Jun 14, 2011

A Walk By The Fishing Hole.. #4

This one is something at the end of its cycle.

I saw quite a few plants that had been invaded by whatever type of bug leaves this "spit". Maybe aphids?

Jun 13, 2011

A Walk By The Fishing Hole.. #3

Two more gems from the walk. I guess if I'm going to be posting wild flowers I really should know what they are called :)
I'll have to find a book. I do know what the mossy stuff is though... its dried mossy stuff on a broken stick! And I'm quite
sure that's the real biological name.

Jun 12, 2011

Weeds and Wild Flowers

Continued from my walk by the fishing hole....

This is a weed. We see them everywhere. They show up in lawns and we mow them down.
A type of dandelion?

This tiny wild flower is smaller than a dime.. graceful and delicate.

Jun 11, 2011

Contemplation...aka A Walk By The Fishing Hole

When I decided I was ready to start working on my blog again, I thought about what I wanted to post.. what photos? It seems like I have been doing this for so long that there isn't a barn, old building, bridge, farm etc, that I haven't already shot.. and posted. Whats new? What haven't I already shot?

Then this morning I went fishing with my family

While they were "attempting" to catch a fish, I took my camera and walked down the road

I was amazed at the things I saw.. I can't believe how much I had lost my "photographer's eye" in the year or so since I has stopped taking photos... I had also stopped paying real attention to all the beautiful things around me... I had forgotten that the beauty of my rural Oregon isn't made up only of waterfalls and mountains and valleys and rivers and barns and fields and grazing animals.. but also of tiny wild flowers and insects and twigs and pebbles and moss and streams...

So.. even though I may have photographed all the barns and old buildings in the county.. there are lots of little flowers and bugs beside those barns and old buildings that are calling my name :)

First I spotted this tiny pink flower. I believe its a type of wild rose

and I fell in love with this old barbed wire fence with daisies growing by it. I did some playing around in Photo Shop with this one.

Jun 10, 2011

Sheep Barn

I pass this barn on my walk most days. Today they were sheering sheep. I watched wooly sheep go into the barn and sheered sheep come back out.

Jun 6, 2011

Artichokes in our Garden

Artichokes in our Garden by Faye Pekas
Artichokes in our Garden, a photo by Faye Pekas on Flickr.

Hubby is quit proud of his artichokes this year. This plant has 14 artichokes on it.