Scene while walking: September 9, 2014

I was walking by the river on the path and I started to move to the side to allow a bicyclist to pass by. I suddenly realized I didn’t want to move too far over…

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However, I’d rather have this guy than deal with all the bugs he must be eating. (sadly, the leaves are in focus and not the spider but that’s the way things go sometimes!)

Scene while walking: February 27, 2013

During a recent walk by the Columbia River before work I spotted a heron on a rock, head moving to and fro, looking for breakfast. Though I wish I had my camera with large lens, he was still nicely silhouetted against the river. You will want to click to get the large version of these photos or he will just be a dot on your screen…

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Scene while walking: February 13, 2013

Every weekday when I am working from my office I try to get there early and spend my first hour walking. In fact when I don’t do this I find my day doesn’t go as well. That early walk is a great time for my brain to wander and for me to simply enjoy the scenery. It helps me keep everything in perspective, I think. This may be true in part because I have the privilege of walking by the Columbia River at sunrise, and it is a glorious sight.

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note the duck wakes!