"The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence."

~ Chief Luther Standing Bear (1868 - 1939), Oglala Lakota

  •  06/25/2016 12:00 PM

I found this beauty on the backyard flowers, unfortunately, I don't see them nearly as much as I did years ago.

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  •  05/30/2016 12:00 PM

This incredible piece of craftsmanship appeared next to a Willamette river pathway, close to University of Oregon. I thought it might be the work of beavers however, since I'm not a wildlife expert I'd welcome comments on your best guess.

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  •  05/07/2016 07:26 PM

Middle fork of the Willamette river at Dorris Ranch in Springfiled, Oregon. Dorris Ranch is a working farm full of hazelnut trees, and is also a natural historic site with walking trails.

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  •  09/19/2015 04:00 PM

"The Currin bridge is a Howe truss covered bridge near Cottage Grove, Oregon. It crosses the Row River. The Currin bridge was built in 1925 to replace another bridge built in 1883."

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Go out and explore!

Sometimes, you don't need to go very far, to see the best nature has to offer.

  • West Eugene, Eugene, OR, USA