Some people think I'm crazy, but I keep going back to Malheur. It's one of several places that I feel a deep connection. Part of it is the wide open spaces, with the expansive sky, anchored by the Steen Mountains to the south. It's also the birds, some times there is a multitude of birds that boggles the mind, and others it's just one bird that allows a close view or shows a unique behavior. Last year I saw more baby shorebirds then I ever imagined I could, this year it was one stunning Common Nighthawk, and a Tree Swallow, each making the morning a special memory. Both making me stop and wonder and be in awe of them for awhile. Malheur is a landscape that makes me step back, re-focus and try to be more creative, to wonder and be in awe of just about everything. It's about wonder and birds, and I try to forget about the mosquitoes!