Friday 26 August 2016
Great Blue Heron Backlit, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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Last year, we camped at Baker Bay on Dorena Lake just east of Cottage Grove. Early the last morning I took a solitary walk and saw a distant Great Blue Heron standing in this gorgeous light. Such good luck! A male osprey sat near his nest above the Centennial Trail. A Cedar Waxwing posed nicely, and for more than two seconds. What a gift. A Song Sparrow was perched on a twig near the water at the Delta Ponds in Eugene, Oregon. Went on the monthly bird walk at Mount Pisgah and got this shot of an American Kestrel on the wing. There were four of these marvelous small falcons on and above a dead tree in the park just outside of the arboretum. View all

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Friday 26 August 2016
Marching Band As a Performance In The 2016 Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon

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As the band passed by, one could hear the music of a xylophone, a flute, a tuba and other instruments that remained unseen in this photograph. Notice the sign that shouted, "Yes, yes, yes!" as the band marched passed. A man dressed in a symbolic cymbal suit played cymbals. One of those marching with the band, performed by spinning a blue lariat. The tuba player huffed and he puffed as he walked by while playing his horn. A man holding two juggling pins led the band. Two people applauded the band's arrival. A woman ducked and dashed across ahead of the band. View all

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Thursday 25 August 2016
White-naped Crane, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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While walking back to the house where I was staying in Spokane, I noticed just the tips of a deer's ears down the slope next to the trail. I carefully moved close enough to clearly see the sweet face of this mule deer. A Cedar Waxwing posed nicely, and for more than two seconds. What a gift. An African Lion resting. A Song Sparrow clung to the stem of dried Cow Parsnip. This is the same Cedar Waxwing posted yesterday. Here, you can see the markings on his wings and tail clearly. This is the same Western Kingbird I posted yesterday but two days later. A noisy Black-billed Magpie perched on the very top of a conifer. View all

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Thursday 25 August 2016
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) In The 2016 San Francisco Pride Parade

Related stories: Glide Memorial Church

Below the rainbow on the t-shirts were the words, "JCCSF ♡ Pride." A girl wearing heart shaped sunglasses carried a sign that read, "Gay And Jewish." Her t-shirt read, "I ♡ Nice Jewish Girls." The folks marching with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco contingent wore black shirts with a rainbow over a heart on the front. One man wore a black t-shirt with the words, "I ♡ Nice Jewish Boys," on the front. Three of those marching with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco contingent danced in the street. One woman carried an orange parasol while the man just in front of her smiled for the camera. View all

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Wednesday 24 August 2016
Giraffe Bottom View, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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Last year, we camped at Baker Bay on Dorena Lake just east of Cottage Grove. Early the last morning I took a solitary walk and saw a distant Great Blue Heron standing in this gorgeous light. Such good luck! While walking back to the house where I was staying in Spokane, I noticed just the tips of a deer's ears down the slope next to the trail. I carefully moved close enough to clearly see the sweet face of this mule deer. A noisy Black-billed Magpie perched on the very top of a conifer. A Great Blue Heron was perched in a tall tree overlooking the Delta Ponds. View all

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Wednesday 24 August 2016
Asiya Shriners In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

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The banner advertising the Asiya Shriners contingent was understated. Drummers rode last in the trailer and created a necessary rhythm. The clowns on the trailer played music. One of the clowns wore a hat that showed he was a Past Potentate. A member of the Asiya Shriners contingent drove a small car and waved to the audience. The back of the firetruck was decorated with large masks. Another miniature car drove along the other side of the street. A trailer was next, pulled by a car. On the trailer were a dozen Asiya Shriners Clowns. One member of Asiya Shriners danced with a woman in the street as part of the entertainment. View all

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Tuesday 23 August 2016
Zebra Stripes, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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I was on one of the bird walks in Mount Pisgah Arboretum led by Julia Siporin, when I saw my first Hairy Woodpecker. Julia was able to identify it based on the length of its bill and markings. My field guide even agreed! A Damara Zebra at the Wildlife Safari in Winston. While walking back to the house where I was staying in Spokane, I noticed just the tips of a deer's ears down the slope next to the trail. I carefully moved close enough to clearly see the sweet face of this mule deer. Here is the last of my Western Kingbird series. At least for now. A common Robin looking uncommonly handsome atop a fencepost at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. View all

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Tuesday 23 August 2016
Kesey Stage At The 2016 Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon

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An unidentified man played a guitar and sang on the Kesey Stage at the 2016 The Oregon Country Fair. There were a few chairs to the left facing the stage, but mostly benches to the right. The schedule for the Kesey Stage was posted on a board using three thumb tacks. It read: 11:15 am - OCPH - Oregon Country Physics 12:15 pm - OCF Singer/Songwriter Showcase - The Revolving Door 2:15 pm - The Deer 3:15 pm - Rob Tobias 4:15 pm - Love Lightning 5:15 pm - John Craigie and Friends 6:15 pm - Kudana A sign above the stage subtitled Kesey Stage as, "Dancing Maple Theatre." View all

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Monday 22 August 2016
Giraffe Amid Branches, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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The funny lovely face of a giraffe. A scimitar-horned oryx has achieved unicorn status due to a missing horn. A Damara Zebra at the Wildlife Safari in Winston. A study in stripes. (Damara Zebras) Here is one of the young of the Wood Duck posted a few days ago . This is the same Cedar Waxwing posted yesterday. Here, you can see the markings on his wings and tail clearly. Went on the monthly bird walk at Mount Pisgah and got this shot of an American Kestrel on the wing. There were four of these marvelous small falcons on and above a dead tree in the park just outside of the arboretum. View all

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Monday 22 August 2016
Glide Memorial Church In The 2016 San Francisco Pride Parade

Related stories: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

A woman walked near the back of a fake cable car. She carried a sign that read, "Moms Demand Action, For Gun Sense In America." A sign was held by two rainbow-clad folk who cheered from the side of a fake cable car. The sign read, "Access Matters." A man wearing a love t-shirt carried a sign that read, "Access Matters." A bare chested man with a tattoo on his shoulder also led the contingent. Near the end of the Glide Memorial Church contingent a man walked a dog. The dog was dressed in leather. A man dressed in rainbow colors, with glowing orange eyes, carried a tall pole supporting a rainbow banner. View all

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Sunday 21 August 2016
Damara Zebra, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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Here is the underneath of a giraffe's head. They look funny from this angle too. The funny lovely face of a giraffe. A Great Blue Heron was perched in a tall tree overlooking the Delta Ponds. A White-naped Crane made for a dramatic sight in the dry grass. A scimitar-horned oryx has achieved unicorn status due to a missing horn. A Song Sparrow was perched on a twig near the water at the Delta Ponds in Eugene, Oregon. A Song Sparrow clung to the stem of dried Cow Parsnip. Here is one of the young of the Wood Duck posted a few days ago . A Spotted Towhee was caught out in the open for a moment. View all

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Sunday 21 August 2016
Main Stage At The 2016 Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon

Related stories: Kesey Stage

A statue of a yellow faerie decorated the left side of the stage. Decoration at the right side of the stage included: a tall banner; a beach ball; a jelly fish; and another faerie. Those performing were barely visible behind a sea of heads. The sound system was superb and loud enough to enjoy. The area in front of the Main Stage was crowded with people standing. This was unfair to those seated behind who could hear but not see the performance. Folks standing at the head of the stage raised their hands in celebration; while one fellow played with a beach ball. One of the bits of decoration was this mushroom made of cloth. View all

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Saturday 20 August 2016
North American River Otter, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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A male osprey sat near his nest above the Centennial Trail. While walking back to the house where I was staying in Spokane, I noticed just the tips of a deer's ears down the slope next to the trail. I carefully moved close enough to clearly see the sweet face of this mule deer. I was on one of the bird walks in Mount Pisgah Arboretum led by Julia Siporin, when I saw my first Hairy Woodpecker. Julia was able to identify it based on the length of its bill and markings. My field guide even agreed! A noisy Black-billed Magpie perched on the very top of a conifer. A Song Sparrow was perched on a twig near the water at the Delta Ponds in Eugene, Oregon. View all

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Saturday 20 August 2016
Rueda Con Ritmo / All Stars In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

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A man and a woman danced as a couple as part of the explosion of dancing that filled the street. The dancers performed in sets of two. Here, men danced with women, all while wearing the matching colors of yellow and orange. The man, who was part of one of the couples, noticed the camera and posed. The dancing was joyful and energetic. Splashes of moving color to a hard and insistent musical rhythm. The banner for Rueda Con Ritmo read in part, "La Tierra Caliente, Carnival 2016, All Stars, San Francisco, USA - Santiago de Cuba." The colors of the banner matched those of the dancers to follow. View all

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