Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Little Spokane River Artist Tour

I am please to present my collection of turned wood products. Simply click on the Shop menu Item or the “Shop” link here. I will miss chatting with fellow artist out in the lovely valley of the Little Spokane River. Take your time and remember to wander back to The Little Spokane River Artist Tour…

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Fretting – the great parallelizer So. There are a couple of posts that have stalled me. I have come to the conclusion that I should put them aside. Not forever, just for the moment. Instead, I will share an image or two from recent journeys. One from the ‘high-valley’ of the Inland Pacific Northwest and…

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The ‘back-roads’ of Washington Two lane roads wander all through the Northwest Inland Empire. Unlike the Interstate Highways these roads are the veins that support much of the agricultural activities of Washington State. More on this in another post. Mostly I wanted to chat about the following. They also provide the less hurried traveler a…

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A Year of Snow and Cold (for we in the Inland Northwest) Almost a year ago we were already several weeks into our ‘winter wonderland’. This post is being written during the last week/first week of December. We had a few days of snow in the middle of October. My response – “I am not…

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  Floating Somewhere Between Here and There Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be so small that no person knows of your existence? Has that same wonder placed you back in the womb of your mother? Imagine the sounds, the sights, the gentle jouncy of rhythmic movements. The gentle rising and…

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Pacific harbor seals – ‘The Dogs of the Sea” Pacific harbor seals have spotted coats in a variety of shades from white or silver-gray to black or dark brown. They reach five to six feet (1.7-1.9 m) in length and weigh up to 300 pounds (140 kg). Males are slightly larger than females. They are…

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Wood and Steel: When the camera has a mind of its own This post is dedicated to my fellow photographers, creatives, writers, journalists, and lovers of life. It is with admiration that I watch you live your lives as contributors to our understanding of our life on our precious blue orb. Floating in our existence,…

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Reflections of Fibonacci Water, sand, sky and clouds. Leonardo Bonacci, Leonardo of Pisa, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, or Leonardo Fibonacci, had to have been a beach child. Nope. Pretty sure the only time he spent near water was with the merchants of the Mediterranean where he learned, refined and defined the Hindu-Arabic form of mathematics. One…

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Leadbetter State Park, Washington, USA The state of Washington is famous for its volcanoes, mountain ranges, cities, multitude of water accesses, island archipelagos and my favorite, oyster beds. These images are from the far north end of Leadbetter State Park. Dune forests are unique in the state. Lush and dry within a few yards of…

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Miracles – Light’s Journey I am reading Neil DeGrasse Tysen’s book “Black Holes, . . . ” As an astrophysicist, his concerns are all things outside of our immediate globe. The last chapter was concerned with how the Sun provides light here on Earth. Without going into great detail, it is a miracle that we…

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Lost in the Land of Dry Farming I always feel awkward when I am not able to locate where I made images. This is one of those moments. We are somewhere West of Starbuck, WA. Cell phone service is null and void. More times than I would like to remember. When out in the Palouse,…