Rosauer’s Rainbow

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Today sis Nora and I took ourselves out to dinner at Shary’s restaurant in Hood River after her appointment across the street getting shots to help her poor arthritic knees.  She loved the food, and just doing something different and rare for her.  When we came out of the restaurant in a rainstorm, this view greeted us and we forgot all about rain in the face.

The most important things in life really are free, and seeing my sis having fun was a big one.

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Journey into Paradise

May Day dawned with the decision to head to the hills again for the first time in far too long.
I finally achieved escape velocity after various errands.  A short stop in Trout Lake, a side trip to the Ice caves (with no ice left!!) and then on my way up the 23 road.  Thanks to my niece Kate I was able to stay overnight, which is rare these days.  I spent most of the time at Takhlakh Lake relaxing.  No snow left, and already several  campers.  Camping is free until the end of May, so it is a great time to be there.  No Mosquitoes yet either, thank heavens.   here are a few quick saves while I download a lot of photos… Most of these will get more attention later on, these are mostly all unprocessed, which means dust bunnies are rampant since I need to clean my camera badly!   Thanks for coming by!

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Finding Frogs at Conboy Lake NWR

Starlisa Black Photography:

My friend Linda Steider created an awesome blog post about counting frogs eggs at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Glenwood area near Mount Adams

Originally posted on Steider Studios Blog:

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Sunday I headed up to Conboy Lake NWR in Glenwood to help search, count and mark Oregon Spotted Frog egg masses.  Here’s why:  “Refuge-wide surveys have been conducted on Conboy Lake NWR since 1998. In that time, the population has experienced significant declines. Oregon spotted frogs have declined range-wide as well and are gone from the majority of historic sites. As a result, the species is now federally listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We continue to monitor the population on the Refuge through egg mass surveys to help us make better management decisions and evaluate efforts we have previously made.”

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Plus I like being on the refuge and I like the people I’ve met up there.  Here are a couple of Spotted Frogs, one with a reddish cast.  Aren’t they cute?!!

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It was a beautiful blue-sky day that started with a misty morning over Conboy Lake.

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Wearing waders…

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Mountains and Stars

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Sunday drives go back a long way in our family, so on March 8, 2015 early evening I headed out up the hill toward Glenwood.  I remembered a road someone had told me about to a new viewpoint, and found a lovely little spot to view Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge and all of Camas Prairie from a new perspective. Here are  a couple shots from that spot of Mount Adams. I also took a few star shots from Trout Lake on my way home, after visiting my brother and sister-in-law.

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