Balloons Over Bend

The Balloons Over Bend returned this year after taking a year off due to COVID. This year they launched from a school right down the street from us and one of the balloons flew right over our house. It brought back memories of our balloon flight over the Masai Mara in Kenya two years ago. …

Bend at Night

Recently I have been focusing my photography on birds and wildlife and had gotten away from landscape. I've been wanting to take some evening photos so we went out last night to try get some car trails along the Deschutes River. It was a lot of fun. l

Rufous Hummingbird

We have a few rufous hummingbirds battling each other for the feeder. Even though I have several hummingbird feeders out, they still chase each other away.

Heartbroken

The osprey nest is empty. We don’t know what happened but there is no life in the nest. Saturday night mom and both chicks were there. The chicks were growing and thriving. Sunday morning they were gone. Did they fall out of the nest? My friend searched around the bottom of the tree and found …