Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Green Room

Marya on the trail out of turkey creek.

An Ephemeral Waterfall

a rarely seen waterfall along turkey creek... there are at least 4 'steps' visible in this photo.

Beautiful Boletus

All the Pretty Flowers


Sacred Datura

A Fine Summer Day

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Burning Bush

Okay, I'm finally posting again. a long spell of not taking many pictures and also three weeks away from home. forgive me....

The end of an exciting day

An Inverted Morning

200,000 acres is really big.

Relaxin' in Idaho

Three coming down

Cold Black

On the way to Battle Mountain

this is the beginning of my two weeks with the hotshots...

Emerald Beetle

He's just a little guy

Hedgehog Flower

Friday, June 23, 2006

have a seat

It's back


butterflies don't live in hives

algae tree

ready for takeoff

when I'm 70


Wednesday, May 10, 2006


dust devil + fire = fire whirl

the sun sets on san marcial

these fire photos are from the san marcial fire, in the bosque del apache bird refuge near socorro, NM. it burned incredibly hot for one day, may 4, and was pretty much done. 5000 acres. this is my engine and crew.


pissing would have been as effective... but less expensive

yes, it floats

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

hangin' with the hotshots

first fire exposure

first direct exposure to fire... we wetlined this section as the hotshots burned it out, to create a boundary for aerial ignition with the helitorch. the guy in the lower right is my boss Pat.

late at night...

look at the cute dog in the corner...


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

4-18 :yep, I'm behind

i'll catch up, I swear. as soon as the day comes that I get off work sometime before 8pm.

4-13 : cottonwood throne

4-12 :chess engine

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

4-11 :bonus

a client from this winter sent me this photo she took of Cowboy. I miss the dogs...

4-11 :cute puppy

4-10 :minnow

4-09 :lilies

Sunday, April 09, 2006

4-08 :bugs

Saturday, April 08, 2006

4-07 : more fun in the dark

4-06 :free time?

did some flintknapping after work today. this is a flake from my workpiece, obsidian from glass butte in central oregon.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

4-05 :rain

sat inside a pole barn all day trying to hear instructors babble over the banging of the bay doors in the wind and the occasional squall of rain on the roof. guy on the left is Victor, one of my engine crew.

4-04 :the pack test

it's not quite the most interesting photo, but it was the climax of the day. had to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes with those 45LB vests on. quite a sight, with all thirty of us.

4-03 :bullshit repellent

just what I needed this week...