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The other day, we decided to hike even though the daylight was disappearing. Smith Rock beckoned. We brought the binoculars and our latest edition of iBird pro.

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Greta used her creativity in how to carry her water bottle.

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Birding for us means we stand around and argue about what we see or hear. We love it!

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It wasn’t a great time for birds — but we wandered together anyway, hoping for a surprise.

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Greta picked up some hitchhikers when we scrambled down the side of a hill.

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Paul’s favorite cologne is inexpensive and doesn’t come in a bottle. How many times have we left the rainy side of the mountains and as we come down the east side of Mt. Hood, Paul rolls down his window to inhale the sage.

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Barrow’s Goldeneyes fed and played in the eddies. When I watch a bird in the water, I feel peace on earth — all is well.

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