© Tim LaBarge 2008
I was on my way back from an assignment in Hood River the other day when I entered, then emerged, from one of those crazy spring storms that packs rain, snow, ice and winds. And while there will always be more rain, there’s a warm and hopeful feeling in the air this week.
all images © Tim LaBarge 2008
We took advantage of that warmth by taking a little hike up at the Audubon Society the other day. They have a sweet little spot tucked into our giant Forest Park. The trail system is a diminutive version of the neighboring 5,000 acre park. So every few feet there’s a turn or a creek or a hill – instead of that happening on a grander scale. It’s a great little mile…Leo seems to like it. The bonus is always a visit to the birds back in the mews. Julio and Hazel the owls, Finnegan the falcon, Ruby the vulture, Syd the hawk…and the whole hospital of injured birds that you can see through the windows. it’s a fun spot and we always have to check on Julio and Hazel.
While we were there, one of the techs brought out x-rays from an injured crow – who had an egg stuck inside of her. Yikes.