Petrified Wood Haiku

Imagine 30 million years ago; a young Cascade volcano lays down a tropical forest with its mighty eruption. Great tree filled mudflows choke rivers and form tidewater bogs. Layers of volcanic ash from repeated Cascade range eruptions set like concrete around the saturated wood debris, encapsulating it for a good long bake in mother earth…until today.

 Once Upon a time, 

a tree grew in the forest.

Now it is a rock.

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Late September In The High Cascades

Days getting shorter,

And the nights growing colder.

Soon there will be snow.

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Summer 2016 Pacific City Dory Fishing

Dory boat fishing for sea bass and crab off the beach at Pacific City, summer 2016.

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Fall 2016 Chinook Salmon Fishing

Salmon catching with great friends at our (not so secret) salmon catching location. 

This video seemed to fall together naturally. When I spontaneously took the opening shot of the boat trolling (it was going under a bridge I happened to be standing on, not a drone shot) I just somehow knew it would be the perfect opener for a project unknown. I also like the over the shoulder shot of “fish-on Don” pulling on a nice fish, it creates an interesting first person point of view, but sadly shortly after that clip was taken the fish suddenly turned and headed steadily and unstoppably out to sea. A seal took it and there was nothing to do at that point but break it off before it spooled the reel, tie on a new rig, and try again. 

Don’t feel bad for him though, in spite of the seal stealing Don’s prize that time, he still managed to out fish both Whitebeard and me for the trip! 

 

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Mars Curiosity Rover

The Mars curiosity rover is a nuclear powered golf cart loaded with scientific gear currently exploring the surface of Mars. It was launched  from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011 and it touched down on the surface of Mars August 8, 2012.

In the 3 years and 8 months since it landed, “Curiosity” the Mars Science Laboratory has roved over 7.91 miles (12.74 Km) across the surface of Mars, observing atmospheric conditions and conducting contact science along the way. 
  
Here’s a link to the official mobile devices friendly mission update blog. Neat pictures and interesting science happening over on the planet next door. And while you’re there, be sure to visit the home page for links to other interesting articles.

Mars Mobile Mission Update

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Happy Easter 2016!

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Five Fresh colors. 

Featuring the Albright knot.   

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Spring is in the air! February 2016

  

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Motor Well

Tight lines and calm winds!

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PC Dories On The Beach

Launching at sunrise

PC Dories on the beach

out through the breakers.

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