Chris Peterson/Glacier Geographics
"Recently spent several hours photographing whitetail deer in the rut," writes Chris Peterson/Glacier Geographics. "The idea was to get both the buck and doe in the same frame. The doe wanted little to do with him and kept her distance. But the buck got close a few times. Problem was then, who to focus on? Not enough light to really stop down for more depth of field, so I did a little of both." More here
*Colleague Rebecca Nappi announced today that she's giving up her Journey to Vatican II blog for two reasons here.
*Marmitetoasty has become a bit of a hermit crab of late but she jumped at the chance, before all the poop hit the fan with her knee, to join her matey at a wholesale shop 14 miles away that always gives her a good laugh here.
*Seems there's a big blue heart art piece on the Washington State campus (artist Jim Dine's "Technicolor Heart") that is the source of ongoing discontent, according to Palousitics, here.
*So was America's manifest destiny ideology evil or not? Synaptic Disunion picks up the discussion here.
*TUBOB wonders why inhabitants of Pugetopia freak out when the rare snow appears. They should enjoy the beauty, he sez, here.
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Meanwhile, Taste of the Town has compiled a Hard 7 blog roundup here; Atmospheric Ruminations reports on weather conditions from the Oregon Coast here; The Stupid Shall Be Punished offers a sure-fire money-making scheme here; Chronic Discontent offers a Bourbon Street tip here; and Rob's Idaho Perspective takes note of dangerous Boise traffic here.