Monthly Archives: September 2006

More Photos with the XTi

After a morning of pressing chardonnay grapes at Argyle Winery, I went to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge to take some photos. From about 70 shots, I got 15 really useful pictures. Here’s one of them.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think the cloud formation above the trees looks just like a phoenix. I see the resemblance. Do you?

Harvest Time

I went out to Argyle Winery yesterday and took a few photos of the vineyards. It’s harvest time, which means that in a week or two, it’ll be time for crushing and punch-down. It’s hard work, but so much fun!

Stoller Vineyard, facing north

Stoller Vineyard, facing southwest

Pinot Noir grapes on the vine

Cougars at the Oregon Zoo

Codi and I went to the Oregon Zoo today. Many of the animals were asleep or otherwise unavailable. Bah. On a positive note, the new “Cougar Canyon” was pretty cool.

This cougar was trying very hard to get a taste of his audience. Click to see a larger image.

The last thing a gazelle sees… Click to see a larger image.

Note to parents: when bringing your kids to the zoo, don’t hoist them up, unprotected, in front of a deadly American Eagle and say lame things like “Ooh, big birdie! Lookada big birrrrdie.” Please respect your kids enough to tell them what an eagle is. The same goes for polar bears, tigers, cougars, etc. And for goodness sake, don’t taunt animals with pieces of hot dog, unless you don’t mind claws in your forearm.

After the zoo, we went to Zeppo for a tasty low-carb lunch.