Janet Brien's photos


  • Ominous September Image (+1 inset)

    (+1 inset) The memory card in my Sony camera had been sitting uncopied since Steve and I got back from our trip to Vancouver Island last September. When I got the pictures of the quail on the railing last week I was prompted to finally copy the card onto…

  • The Darling Black Phoebe! (+1 inset!)

    +1 inset! Hello everyone! :) My cage continues to be rattled for new pictures so I found this pair of images to share today! :) First--thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments and care. You guys are just wonderful and I am very touched by yo…

  • New Visitors! And an Update! :) (+1 inset)

    (+1 inset!) Note: Please forgive the poor quality of these two pictures! They were taken through our double--paned kitchen window and I neglected to check my settings so alas, the ISO is horrendous! :P Also, I wanted to say THANK YOU to Michel Cremoux fo…


  • Heart of a Magenta Dahlia & Checking In!

    This stunner of a dahlia was one of the beauties that Steve and I photographed at the Dahlia exhibit in San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. We visited one day when we were staying at my dad's place and took some time for a photo b…

  • Huge Mallard Hen & Checking In!

    Hi everyone! I hope everyone is doing well, staying healthy and away from others! I've been getting a few notes from folks checking in on me so I wanted to let everyone know that both Steve and I are doing just great! Healthy, happy and doing just fine,…

  • Lovely Barn Swallow + Checking In!

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to say hello and extend my virtual hugs to everyone who's facing this pandemic in your very neighborhood, perhaps in your own house. I apologize for not stopping by to visit...I am having a terrible time trying to be more sociab…


  • Blackbird on Cattails and Update!

    (Please view large for the best experience) :D Hello everyone! I hope you're all doing well in the midst of this unprecedented outbreak. Steve and I are doing great and have all of our provisions in line. Our state of Oregon has not been hit hard by the…

  • Agate Collage & Taking a Short Break (+5 insets!)

    (+5 insets!) For the first time in my 55 years, I am experiencing what it's like to deal with two world-wide catastrophes: a real pandemic and the worst world-market crash in history. On top of that, it's an election year. That's a lot--it translates to…

  • Look at My Second Batch of Tumbled Rocks!! (+19 insets and 10 notes!)

    (+19 insets and 10 notes!) THANK YOU!!! (Note about your visits): I can't tell you how happy I am that you guys are all really enjoying my "museum presentations"! It took me a long time to put these interactive collages together but I hoped at least a fe…


  • Favorites From My Second Batch of Tumbled Rocks, Set 2 (+16 insets and 9 notes!)

    (+16 insets and 9 notes!)

  • Favorites From My Second Batch of Tumbled Rocks, Set 3 (+15 insets and 10 notes!)

    (+15 insets and 10 notes!)

  • Favorites From My Second Batch of Tumbled Rocks, Set 4 (+15 insets + 10 notes!)

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  • Qualicum Cheeseworks/Morningstar Farm (Set 2 of 2) (+7 insets!)

    (+7 insets!) (big is better for this pano! :) (Please scroll down to "Today's Pictures" to learn about the insets! :) Trip Talk: Cheese Snobs Who doesn't love cheese? I'm sure there are plenty out there but I've been a fan since I first tried it as a kid…

  • Qualicum Cheeseworks and HFF! (Set 1 of 2) (+8 insets!)

    (+8 insets!) (please view large!) Trip Talk: Visiting Morningstar Farm If you can believe it, on the same day that we went to Englishman River Falls and Little Qualicum Falls, we also visited the Qualicum Cheeseworks! It was actually our first stop beca…

  • A View of Little Qualicum River Through Moss-Covered Trees! (Set 2 of 2) (+6 insets)

    (+6 insets!) Trip Talk: Big Qualicum River, Qualicum River, Little Qualicum River…WHAT?! When I put our itinerary together for this area of Vancouver Island, I knew that Little Qualicum Falls was a spot we must not miss. Wow, what an understatement…it w…


  • Outrageously Lovely Little Qualicum Falls! (Set 1 of 2) (+4 insets!)

    (+4 insets!) (Please view large for a proper look! :) (Scroll down to "Today's Pictures" for information about the insets) Trip Talk: Big Fun at Little Qualicum Falls After our fantastic adventure at Englishman River Provincial Park, we couldn't imagine…

  • Bridge over Englishman River Falls (Set 2 of 2) and Happy Fence Friday! (+6 insets!)

    (+6 insets…please be sure to look, there are some pretty views of the park and waterfall!) Trip Talk: Enjoying Beautiful Englishman River Provincial Park There is something extra wonderful about the parks on Vancouver Island. I believe the forests here…

  • Lovely Englishman River Falls (Set 1 of 2) (+5 insets!)

    (+5 insets!) (even prettier full size!) :D Trip Talk: Two Breathtaking Waterfalls in One Day! Our jaw-dropping evening at Parksville gave us a pretty good indication that our adventures here would be fantastic--that sure turned out to be true! :) Our fi…


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