Friday 24 March 2017
Northern Flicker On Wood, March 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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An American Robin near the White Oak Pavillion at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum kept his eye on the visitors. This Song Sparrow spent the winter in our brush pile. Looking lovely as usual, a Yellow-rumped Warbler posed in the garden. An American Robin at Mt. Pisgah surveys his world. A male Northern Flicker was on the strut of the tower holding up the power lines. A female Flicker sat nearby and he would drum on the metal strut to make an incredible sound. Everyone loves a drummer! A Northern Flicker drumming on a more appropriate material than an electrical transmission tower. A Scrub Jay in the garden. View all

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Friday 24 March 2017
Tree Stumps At Honeyman State Park, Lane County, Oregon, As A Campsite Place

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A cut off tree had an oval shape and lay on the ground among green leafs. The cut end of a felled tree exhibited a very abstract (and barely discernible) devil's face. A north American logosaurus crouched behind a bush and was ready to leap upon any unwary hiker. A stump appeared wounded because it was cut at two different planes. A tree stump in the path had been cut-off even with the surface of the path. Waffle cuts across its top prevented it from becoming slippery. Another cut off tree lay on the ground, yet appeared to be supported by two legs. A tree fallen into the lake bore a symmetrical reflection on still water. View all

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Thursday 23 March 2017
Northern Flicker On Strut, March 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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Another American Robin at Mt. Pisgah. It was perched amid lovely foliage This was the first time I'd ever seen a Red-breasted Sapsucker and he did not disappoint. A male Northern Flicker was on the strut of the tower holding up the power lines. A female Flicker sat nearby and he would drum on the metal strut to make an incredible sound. Everyone loves a drummer! A Yellow-rumped Warbler about to land on a branch on a cold morning at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. My first photo of this bird not taken in my own yard. A Scrub Jay in the garden. An American Robin at Mt. Pisgah surveys his world. View all

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Thursday 23 March 2017
Sand Dunes At Honeyman State Park Lane County, Oregon As A Campsite Place

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A gate composed of wooden logs narrowed the opening to prevent access by motorized vehicles. The opening was, however, wide enough to allow bicycles, wheelchairs, and strollers. The forest was marching slowly (over centuries) down over the sand. A small island of grass had established itself out over the surface of the sand. For scale, Denver and Westley had walked almost all the way down into the sand valley. Another close look at the sand, this time right up next to the forest, revealed even more bits of forest in the sand. Denver and Westley played in the sand. They were only part way down the face of the dune. View all

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Wednesday 22 March 2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, March 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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This Song Sparrow spent the winter in our brush pile. Partially hidden behind the smashed tomato cages (thanks ice storm) a squirrel sat and ate. An American Robin at Mt. Pisgah surveys his world. A Northern Flicker drumming on a more appropriate material than an electrical transmission tower. An American Robin near the White Oak Pavillion at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum kept his eye on the visitors. This was the first time I'd ever seen a Red-breasted Sapsucker and he did not disappoint. A Scrub Jay in the garden. A Red-tailed Hawk carrying a branch to her nest that was as long as her own body. Spring is here! View all

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Wednesday 22 March 2017
Butterflies Artist: Karylynn Keppol, Sea Lions Of Florence, Oregon As An Exhibit of Art

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Like face art at a street fair, the butterfly around the eye of the Butterflies sculpture seemed an add-on. A close-up detail shot of the right flipper of the Butterflies sea lion sculpture. The tail of Butterflies sea lion sculpture showed a transition from purple to yellow-gold. The sign at the base of the sculpture dedicated it to the "Memory of Sue Keys." The Butterflies sculpture was sponsored by Driftwood Shores. A restaurant and hotel located in Florence, Oregon. The Butterflies sculpture was covered in butterflies and four-petaled flowers. The two were so similar that they complimented each other's shape. View all

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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Umpqua Wayside State Park and Brandy Bar

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A tree had recently fallen into the river. The anthropomorphized interpretation was that the tree had leaned over to wash its leafy hair. A picnic table was on a scenic hill next to the river and shaded by mature trees. One sign labeled this facility as, "Umpqua Wayside." Another was called, "Courtesy Guide," and listed the activities that were allowed and forbidden at the site. A third sign described the history of Brandy Bar in the river behind the sign. The parking lot was wide enough for a long RV to make a safe u-turn. The boat launch ramp was a simple slope of asphalt angled down into the river. View all

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Monday 20 March 2017
Red-tailed Hawk With Branch, March 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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This Song Sparrow spent the winter in our brush pile. A Northern Flicker drumming on a more appropriate material than an electrical transmission tower. This was the first time I'd ever seen a Red-breasted Sapsucker and he did not disappoint. Looking lovely as usual, a Yellow-rumped Warbler posed in the garden. A male Northern Flicker was on the strut of the tower holding up the power lines. A female Flicker sat nearby and he would drum on the metal strut to make an incredible sound. Everyone loves a drummer! Another American Robin at Mt. Pisgah. It was perched amid lovely foliage An American Robin at Mt. Pisgah surveys his world. View all

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Monday 20 March 2017
Photos On Walls As Found Art

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A photo and art arranged on a wall behind a coat rack in the entry way. Also, postcards and other small art were arranged on a wall reflected in a mirror. A selection of framed photographs were arranged on a wall just above the television in the living room. View all

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Sunday 19 March 2017
Laundromat As Apparel Cleaning

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The "Wash This" laundromat was located at the corner of Chestnut and Steiner Streets in San Francisco. A sign in the window read, "Need Cash? ATM Inside." In the 1974 shot of a laundromat in Berkeley, California, a woman folded pants. A smoke stack rose high behind a laundromat. The sign outside the laundromat read: "Coin-op Laundromat" The laundromat portion of Spin City Coffee with its wall of machines. To the right, off camera, was the coffee shop. At the back of the laundromat was a wall of dryers, one of which reflected the open hours sign. The sign over the dryers read: "Open 6 a.m., Close 8 p.m. Please remove all laundry by 7 p.m." View all

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Saturday 18 March 2017
Safari Village Kangaroos Of Wildlife Safari As A Nature Theme Park Location

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A young kangaroo rested with an older kangaroo in a ditch under a patch of shade. The kangaroo exhibit was only open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A kangaroo relaxed at the back of its pen and rested against a wooden fence. One kangaroo hopped over to join another kangaroo who rested near a fence. View all

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Friday 17 March 2017
2017 George Ezra Jansen As A Named Person

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George wore a pair of anaglyph 3D glasses. To enhance the feeling of depth, George thrust a kitchen knife out of the screen and toward the viewer. George wore a bandana with tied corners, as a hat. He appeared to be on a voyage of survival across a trackless desert. George wore a checkered mask and gazed from around a corner. View all

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Thursday 16 March 2017
Sand Tools As Found Objects

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Plastic sand tools were left behind, next to seven bucket sand forts. View all

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Wednesday 15 March 2017
Song Sparrow In Brush Pile, March 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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Looking lovely as usual, a Yellow-rumped Warbler posed in the garden. A male Northern Flicker was on the strut of the tower holding up the power lines. A female Flicker sat nearby and he would drum on the metal strut to make an incredible sound. Everyone loves a drummer! This was the first time I'd ever seen a Red-breasted Sapsucker and he did not disappoint. A Yellow-rumped Warbler about to land on a branch on a cold morning at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. My first photo of this bird not taken in my own yard. Another American Robin at Mt. Pisgah. It was perched amid lovely foliage View all

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