Meet our Mexican street dog. On January 3rd, she was still in Los Barriles, Mexico. Today, she was walking in the cold air of our Pacific NW winter. Her home town is at the far south end of the Baja peninsula. We should try to visit there and see if she has any kin we could recognize.

My wife and I have speculated that she may have been rounded up in a sweep of feral dogs.


However she ended up here, we have been lucky to have her. This dog is very sweet. She’s actually snoring softly in her little crate at the foot of our bed right now.

Little things

Tiny flowers by Tygh
Tiny flowers, a photo by Tygh on Flickr.

The macro lens lets me explore detailed structures like the inner-workings of these flowers. The plant is actually a weed that I mistook for an aster when it was small. I planted several of these in planters and now I have a small knotweed garden. I probably shouldn’t let these go to seed, but they grow so fast and have interesting flowers. Gratifying.

There was even a hitchiker on the plant – equally beautiful.

Tiny, Ornate Bug by Tygh
Tiny, Ornate Bug, a photo by Tygh on Flickr.



Redwing by Tygh
Redwing, a photo by Tygh on Flickr.

I was out at Jackson Bottom today doing some birding and I happened to catch this blackbird near the path.

At the time I took the photo, I didn’t notice the red in feathers on his back. Once I got the picture home and put it up on my larger screen, the scalloped red pattern began to emerge.

I sometimes take these shots through my wife’s birding scope and it is really a matter of luck if the shot comes out. The subject really has to want his photo taken and be willing to sit long enough for me to fire off a half dozen pics. I basically ride the focus ring on the scope to compensate for what is going on with all the lenses.