Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Misty Falls

Continuing with my photo pit stops as I made my way into the gorge last week. Wahkeena Falls are just west of Multnomah. I've read there are 77 falls in the gorge, mostly on the Oregon side, and I believe it! Very pretty on a misty day like this, and actually much more vibrantly colorful than my camera captured, especially the golds and reds.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wet Leaves

We dried out over the weekend, but on Thursday in the gorge it was still pretty wet. This photo of big leaf maple leaves was taken from the same location as yesterday's Multnomah Falls shot: the parking lot.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Multnomah Falls in the Mist

A very misty drive into the gorge this week to finish setup of my photos at North Shore Cafe. I took a short detour on Hwy 30, including a stop at Multnomah Falls.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cafe Scene

My 2016 calendar photos will be on display at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon, Washington through December.  If you're in the gorge, and looking for a place to eat, stop in here (across the river from Hood River).  Great organic food, fresh-pressed juice, and homemade chai with fresh-pressed ginger.  If you do stop in, I highly recommend the chai!  For a chai blog and photo, click the link here.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Avast, Me Hearties!

A cool old sailboat docked at Hood River Marina yesterday, 
and the waters were reflection still...almost. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Dark and Rainy Morning

Such a dark, drizzly morning today, but the water droplets were glowing
on the little tree outside my kitchen window.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Old Farmhouse Orchard

I know I've been on a fall tree theme for a while now, and really want to switch to another subject, but I can't seem to keep away from trees! Not likely to change themes in the near future since I'm heading back out to Hood River and White Salmon later this morning. For today though, another view of the overgrown orchard at the old farmhouse near Woodland. It's a nice counterpoint to yesterday's photo. I appreciate the crispness and composition of today's view.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Through my Rainy Windshield #9

I took a wrong turn yesterday, and pulled into a drive to turn around during a spell of heavy rain. The drive led to an old farmhouse with overgrown orchard. Very colorful in the rain. I turned off the wipers and tried a rainy windshield photo for my series. I think it's too blurry, but I like the dark glow of a rainy fall day. Lucky to happen upon such a pretty spot for a turnaround.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Woodland Wonderland

Beautiful, glowing scene coming down the backside from the grist mill in Woodland over the weekend.  So many layers of leaves, and so much moss!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fall in Washington State

When people think of Washington, they usually think evergreens, and we have our share.  But a typical fall scene here often includes moss, fog, and big leaf maples.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Deep in the Pear Orchard

Late afternoon in Trout Lake.  

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cascade Locks 2

East-facing view of the Columbia near Cascade Locks. The stretch of river between Cascade Locks and Hood River is often the border between weather patterns, because the river bends here and it's right at the thickest part of the Cascade range.  Calm in one direction, choppy in the other; blue sky in one direction, clouds in the other. Dramatic clouds today reminded me of an impressionist painting.
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Wake on the Columbia, calm waters, and a very hazy day.
(Full color photo, believe it or not!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November Sky

A red, white, and blue theme for today to showcase some fabulous November clouds.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Such variation on a single branch.