Shotgun Creek

We drove out to Marcola this afternoon, a little Sunday drive on a nice, clear fall day. Ended up at Shotgun Creek, and even though it was late in the day and the sunlight wasn’t very good by the time we got there, the area’s too beautiful to not take a...

Fall in Eugene, Ore.

I snapped a few pictures while walking along the Willamette River near Skinner Butte Park in Eugene a couple of weeks ago. It was a clear autumn day, the leaves had just begun to change colors and the light was great…wish I had spent a little more time shooting...

A day at the beach

FLORENCE, Ore. — On a recent trip to the Oregon Coast, we saw a Stellar Sea Lion up on the beach, about 50 yards from the water. A fairly rare site at a state park area frequented by humans. The sea lion seemed to be struggling to get back to the water, and we...

Spencer Butte

Shanna and I took Tyler up Spencer Butte during his recent trip to Eugene. What better way to show him the city than to hike up high and stare at the whole thing at once? I usually enjoy this hike quite a bit, but on this particular day it was a struggle. I left my...