Category Archives: photography

BOOK REVIEW: Bringing the Outside In

I can’t get enough of children’s books that promote outdoor play. That combination – reading books & a love of nature – warms my heart. Bringing the Outside In by Mary McKenna Siddals is a new title the hits all the … Continue reading

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Woodpecker-watching Patrick snags 2nd place in the Friends of Tryon Creek Photo Contest

This photo of Patrick watching a Pileated Woodpecker on the Middle Creek Trail at Tryon Creek State Park on June 9, 2013 won 2nd place in the Friends of Tryon Creek Photo Contest. Click here to see the 1st and … Continue reading

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Discover Tryon Creek Photo Contest

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Focus on Nature Photo Contest (from Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and Washington County)

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Celebrate the Shore Photo Contest from Oregon State Parks

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It’s been fairly quiet here at Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas over the last few months. Given our new addition (Afton is three months old today!), a road trip to California in October, and my working a new job (as well … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day to Me!

A few things I just want to share: – Debi of the blog Go Explore Nature posted about “some of the wonderful dads out there helping to get kids outside,” in honor of Father’s Day: Dads Who Blog About Getting … Continue reading

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My 7 Super Shots: ‘i am nature’

Debi of Go Explore Nature tagged me with this photo meme, called “My 7 Super Shots.” The task is to pick photos that emulate the different categories (here is the original post with the rules). I immediately thought of a … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: the only worship I want to enjoy

Whether you liked what he had to say or did not, anyone should agree that it was a sad day on December 15th when the writer and prominent atheist and advocate for reason Christopher Hitchens lost his battle with cancer, … Continue reading

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My son is a celebrity…

Metro has released its Winter issue [pdf] of Greenscene, their “guide to great places and green living.” Look, that’s my son on the cover:

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