Category Archives: Come Take A Trip With Us

Buddy (that’s me!) Goes Muskrat Hunting

Storm Surfer on the Pacific

We took a road trip following Hwy 2 from Astoria to Cannon Beach, OR.  During the last leg of our journey to Seaside and Cannon Beach, the rain began coming down in buckets and the wind was blowing sand all over, but we decided to carry on, camera in hand.  This photo came from that storm.  Out in those waters was a surfer determined to put those waves to good use… maybe you can find him!

Buddy (that’s me) Goes to the Soap Lake, WA Boat Races, 2015

Hey, guys.  So a couple summers ago I went to the boat races with Greg and my mama, “Ol’ 99”.  I almost didn’t get to go ’cause it was so hot.  I heard them sayin’ words like, “stay home” and “too hot”, so I wagged my tail real hard and acted like I was goin’ anyway, and it worked!  I got to go, and DANG, was it ever a good time!  Greg and “Ol,99” spent the day wadin’ in and out of the water with me, takin’ photos of those boats speedin’ around in circles.  Cool water never felt soooooo good than on that hot summer day, but did it ever taste BAD! I kept trying’ to drink it and it kept tasting like soap every time.  So we all had to drink water out of the gallon jug.  When we’d had enough of wadin’ in that soapy water, we’d lounge in the soft grass and soak up some of that hot summer sun.  Wow- what a great day that turned out to be.  I sure like bein’ a dog.

Visiting Lake Chelan and Her Mountain Range After Fires of 2015



Morning After

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We spent several chilly hours on a county hilltop taking photos of the solar eclipse paired with a blood moon in April, 2015.  We captured many photos of the phases of the eclipse, and the featured photo was the very last.  It was probably around 4:00 a.m and the coloring you see is true to the moment.  Part of my passion for photography is, not only capturing a singular moment in time, but in recalling the experiences that came with it.  When I see this photo, I’m instantly back on that hilltop philosophizing ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and everything in-between… wearing wool gloves without the fingertips, teeth chattering, jumping in and out of the truck between shots to stay warm, and sharing time and laughs with my best friend.