Sitting at my computer, with a glance out my window, I see this sweet gift.
The spider probably didn’t think of it as a gift for me. She was just doing her chores, building her home. I wonder if she just stumbled across this perfect little piece of real estate on the river? Or maybe she saw it from a distance and took the long journey out to the end of the road?
Her hard work is evident and beautiful. I can only see it when the sun is in the right spot and when I am sitting at my computer. A gift? Yep! It’s just one of those extra little touches, barely noticeable, to top off an already beautiful world.
Don was out on the “observation deck” starting the barbeque when he heard animals screeching. He called to me and said it sounded like raccoons fighting.
The camera revealed that it was river otters…but they aren’t fighting…it’s spring you know!
Again, the low light and auto-focus techniques of my excellent photo-journalism skills show just exactly how fast these critters move!
What a blur these river otters can cause!
Photos were taken in the Alsea River, below Blackberry Campground, in Tidewater, Oregon.
Notes from the photo-journalist (loosely named):
I’ve been fighting with a my computer for a week. Apparently, accidentally clicking on one of those facebook ads on the right side of the facebook screen, installed some adware on my computer. The way I knew that is because ads started showing up in different places in facebook (like on the left side and the middle of the facebook screen). I did some research and found out that facebook doesn’t put ads anywhere but on the right side so I must have been infected by adware. Don got rid of the adware with some software that cleaned the computer and reset the browser settings. While it did get rid of the extra ads, I started having problems with another blog I’m working on. They suggested that I should install IE10. How naïve I am! I did as was suggested and that blog works well again. However, I get a new problem that not even the Microsoft Tech Support team has seen. Well, I guess that shouldn’t surprise me. After all, we are all beta-testers of Microsoft…except for the few fortunate who can afford a quality product like a Mac. 🙂