Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Monday, June 29, 2015
Well...after a pretty long break, I'm back posting, at least for a little while. I have to say I've enjoyed the time off, and as much as I want to be out with my camera again this is a hard time of year for my photography. The sun rises so early and sets so late, and when it's up, the light is so harsh. But over the weekend, Bill and I got up super early to head to Mt. Adams country. He was participating in a bike tour there, so I dropped him off and headed up to Bird Creek Meadow, which I read was a beautiful wildflower hike near Mt. Adams. It was beautiful, but as it turns out I didn't have quite enough time for it. I had to drive only 11 miles up a gravel then dirt road to get to the trail head, but the road was in such poor condition that it took me an hour to drive that stretch. Then I hiked for another hour and a half, which got me to the point where I took this photo. Lovely, lovely, overwhelming number of wildflowers the whole way, but I don't think I quite made it to the large meadow before I had to turn back. And even though we got up at 4am for this trip, by the time I got to this almost meadow section of the hike it was 11am and way too bright for photography! I'd like to try this hike again, but logistically I need to figure out how to make it work. In the meantime, I've got a few more photos to share in the coming days.