Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Monday, December 8, 2014
Cedar Creek Grist Mill
We headed up to Gifford Pinchot National Forest over the weekend to find the perfect Christmas tree as part of the National Forest Service holiday tree forest-thinning program. Our drive up toward Mount St. Helens winds along the Lewis River, and this working grist mill is just off the main road. On weekends you can come up here and get freshly ground wheat or cornmeal. It's an idyllic historical spot; this photo was taken from the sidewalk portion of an old covered bridge as the roof shielded my camera from a misting rain. I've photgraphed this mill several times in the last few years, but I've never been satisfied with the colors until today. I really like how the moss on the nearby tree turned out. In our rainy season the moss turns a rich shade of green, and I'm happy with how it photographed against the diffused foggy background.