Archive for the 'nature' Category

Mount St. Helens

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I wanted to get up to Mount St. Helens this year since it’s the 30th anniversary of the eruption and I haven’t been up there in at least 15. I thought we had missed our chance, but we had a few beautiful days this week so we made the trip.

The Johnston Ridge Observatory was closed for the season and the place was mostly deserted. The wind blasted us with grit as we peeked over the edge and I could barely hold the camera still enough to get a picture. Ronin enjoyed our stories about the mountain exploding, but hated being out in the wind.

[Coldwater Lake]

[Sliver Lake]

On the way out we stopped at Silver Lake to hunt for giant maple leaves and mushrooms. There were many but mostly not the mushrooms we wanted. I did find one large lobster.

Stopping to Smell the Flowers

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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This was taken about a month ago, she’s taller now.

Arizona Nature

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

reflecting pool, palo verde tree, ocotillo

I’m just now getting around to looking at the pictures from the Arizona trip last month. Lots of flowers, bugs, birds, and lizards.

blooming palo verde tree

Palo Verde

sacred datura flower close up

sacred datura flower landscape

Sacred Datura

blooming saguaro cactus

blooming saguaro cactus


male broad-billed hummingbird

Male Broad-billed hummingbird (see also the in flight picture from a couple years ago)

ornate tree lizard

Ornate Tree Lizard

Christmas Robin

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Laurel Sphinx

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Mt. Pisgah, Maine

A quick google search leads me to identify this caterpillar as a Laurel Sphinx Caterpillar (Sphinx kalmiae). She wishes you a happy thanksgiving.

Cheyenne Weil, Joshua Coxwell