This was taken at the Blue Mountain Wildlife rehabilitation center located in Pendleton, Oregon. It is a reserve that takes in injured raptors (and sometimes other little birds and squirrels) who were hit by cars or got lead poisoning from ingesting prey who had ingested bullet fragments. This is the late golden eagle named Ula, who passed away in 2011 and was very popular with all the visitors. Her caretaker is named Lynn.
The Green Faction’s horseback knight at Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire, taking run during a joust.
The Purple Faction’s horseback knight, taking back his lance after it fell during the first run. Taken at Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire in Richland, WA.
One of the fairegoers of Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire in Richland, WA. I loved the lightness of her outfit, especially against the auburn of her hair.
One of the horseback knights turning during the jousting matches at Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire in Richland, WA.
This little family of Mule deer and two fawns was spotted on the grounds of the Worldmark Condos in Leavenworth, WA.
*Note - Thanks to thingswithantlers for correcting me in that these are Mule deer, not Whitetail.
Another Portland building. I like how this one has a sort of pseudo-stealth-panel thing going on.
This was taken on Kauai, Hawaii, possibly at the Princeville resort.
Up at Tall Timber Ranch, as per norm. This is the White River in Washington, which connects to the Napeequa River (which I have a photo of as well) directly beneath the bridge I stood on for this picture.
Another of the views from the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington.
A pair of buildings found in Portland, Oregon. I like the contrast between buildings and sky.
Taken on Oahu, Hawaii. This is the same beach as the Okinawan Festival photo.
Another pair of fairegoers at Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire, I just loved their costumes. The Faire easily hits the high 90s in temperature so I don’t know how these two were comfortable.
This was taken at the botanical gardens on Kauai, Hawaii. These gardens have tons of very nice lifelike statues, and have lots of bamboo forest.
This is one of the parts of the view from the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington.