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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Eagle-Watching Trip Along the Skagit River

The best shot I got of an actual eagle.

While everyone else was enjoying the Seahawks victory over the Panthers, I was working. Luckily "work" consisted of touring the Skagit Valley with a busload of senior citizens. We we're seeking out the migratory bald eagles, who visit the Skagit during the annual mid-winter salmon spawning runs. Since I needed to photograph the event for Jewish Family Service publicity anyway, it was a nice opportunity to do some field photography.

This sight was typical of the rural foothills architechture.

Here's a variation of my usual rust lust. This time it's yellow streaking on cement... a fungus perhaps?

And then here's what you've come to expect from me.

This is my favorite shot of the day... taken at one of the salmon hatchery tanks.

While walking along the riverside, I discovered evidence of what happens when Raven Daemons get angry with Dog Daemons.

Also along the riverside, I found this... which I post for Courtney's benefit.

This landscape was taken at the Skagit mudflats, where the river deltas into the Puget Sound. This was our last stop before heading home.

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At 1/29/2006 12:40:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

The yellow tinged silo is fabulous, but the salmon hatchery tank shot is probably the best you have ever taken. It is beautiful and intriging, it's nature but it's high-style graphics as well.

At 1/29/2006 01:51:00 PM, Blogger Johnbai3030 said...

Why thanks. I'm calling it PVC Urinal Trough.

At 1/31/2006 05:14:00 PM, Blogger Origami Nightingale said...


The bird nest is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!

On a related note, I still have yet to drink the "Bird's Nest" beverage you so kindly offered to me on "Serenity" day.

For those of you who aren't aware of this fine drink, I will list the lovely description and ingredients.

It's FOCO Bird's Nest: Flavoured Artificial White Fungus

The ingredients include: bird's nest flavoring, water, rock sugar, & white fungus

When Robb (my brother) was over last night, I offered him this drink. He declined, having tasted something like this in the past. He revealed that "bird's nest flavoring" is actually boiled bird's nests or the fungus from bird's nests or some such fungal-twiggy concoction. In any case, this drink is the real thing, dude. Some day I may have the courage to drink it. Gulp!


At 2/01/2006 03:51:00 PM, Blogger Ned said...

Lovely pics. I am partial to the house.


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