Category Archives: Susan’s Blog



On the Oregon Coast we are fortunate to have Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge to aid in protecting our valuable natural resources and wildlife. Here in Bandon and the surrounding areas we have many ways […]

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Listening to Mussels

My work continues to move in unexpected directions. Once upon a time, I hesitated to put out new creations that might draw frowns. Now, I understand that if it means something to me or just […]

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Sea Intimacies

As much as I adore capturing the classic sea stack images of Bandon, my eyes are beginning to see beyond, below and around them. I’ve become captivated by shape, form and texture. My imagination is […]

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Happy New Year! 2019 is Here!

  A collection of  my images from 2018 that each put a smile on my face for one reason or another.  It was a year full of travel, new experiences and new opportunity. I am […]

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Life of Birds in Bosque

Oh, the Bosque del Apache experience….. There’s graceful preening and flapping of wings along with gangly and glorious squawking, and gawking. There’s  territorial jumping, court like dancing and unison family take offs.   There’s highly […]

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Step Into My World! Bandon Workshops

Step Into My World “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” — Rumi Who knew I would be doing this work…..and loving […]

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Last Week’s Shoot in Bandon

  Assisting with Denise Ippolito’s group these last two years has been such a blast! I love working with her and with groups of photography enthusiasts!  This beach is my stomping ground and showing it off […]

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A Valentine to Nature

I was reading an article recently about poet, David Whyte. Within this article was one of his poems that I found particularly moving. I am not a poet but a good poem can really inspire […]

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Finally! Hummingbirds, Cloud Forest! Ecuador: Part III

  Quick as a hummingbird…she darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly dipping into the flowers of my heart. ~ James Oppenheim ….And these little birds did dip sweetly into my heart!!! Last December my husband, Steve and […]

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Wildlife Faves Galapagos, Journey to Ecuador: Part II

Evolve…..or become extinct!  ~  Charles Darwin.  Another popular Darwin quote on the Islands!  My husband, Steve and I took a snorkeling tour to a beautiful, secluded, white sand beach and everyone really enjoyed being in […]

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