I haven't been around for almost three months and several of you have asked whether I'm okay and whether I'm still active on Ipernity. Here's what's been happening. Back on March 22 I went in to emergency at the local hospital with what I thought and the doctors first thought was appendicitis. An abdominal drain was put in to drain off the expected infection with an appendectomy scheduled several weeks later. The abdominal drain, however, produced no signs of infection but rather a kind of…
Washington, a set of 10 albums
Western Washington Eastern Washington Mount Baker Area North Cascades Winter North Cascades South Cascades more...
Native Fauna, album created on May 25, 2013
89 items in total.
Native Birds, album created on May 23, 2013
134 items in total.
Native Insects and Spiders, album created on May 25, 2013
83 items in total.
August 15, 2013For those who are interested, I have three blogs in which I post a lot more pictures than I post here. If you are interested, please have a look. The first blog highlights the tropical orchids I grow: orchidsinbloom-ron.blogspot.com/ The second has to do with the native orchids of our area. nativeorchidsofthepacificnorthwest.blogspot.com/ The third is a kind of diary of our trips and hikes in Washington and elsewhere. ronaldhanko-orchidhunter.blogspot.com/ And I should add…
June 26, 2013I have been growing orchids for nearly 35 years, longer than I've been hunting and photographing native orchids. I've grown them outdoors, in a small greenhouse and on windowsills, but mostly in a homemade wardian case or orchidarium. I've had two of these cases, the first built many years ago when we moved to Houston, to protect my collection of cool-temperature miniatures. The present case was built three or four years ago and was recently rebuilt with some changes and additional height and…