This past weekend my family and I along with extended family went on a camping trip to Suttle Lake, which is located near Central Oregon near Santiam Pass. On this trip, I was able to gather a bunch of reference material for some future paintings. Two species of note were Common Mergansers (above) and Barn Swallows. With the swallows, I was able to get up close and get some great shots of four fledging birds on their nest (pictured to the right). Their mother was continually feeding them captured insects. Also, I was able to complete some more plein air paintings which will soon be added to my website. The first one that is going on the site is of Link Creek - the inlet to the lake.