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

Monday, October 24, 2016


Sunshine filters into the forest, 
drying out after our week of rain,
lighting a lone leaf.
Big Leaf Maple.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lewis River

Finally a break in the rain!  And an early morning drive out to Moulton Falls on the Lewis River just south of Yacolt (with emphasis on the 'yac', rhymes with jackal). I was hoping for a little mist on the water, but I'm not going to complain.  The sun felt great, and a little sunshine does wonders for a reflection shot. Clover and I got a nice walk in.  Now for some hay-making while the sunshine lasts.
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Pond Reflection

A peaceful moment along the edge of Klineline Pond the other day.It's too windy today for a reflection photo.Reflection or no, it's always relaxing to walk along the edge of the pond.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Coming Storm

The rain began today and is forecast to continue through the weekend with the arrival of Typhoon Songda.  A typhoon?  Yikes! For today I'm photographing from the warm and dry safety of my car.  A reprieve of the 'through my rainy windshield' series.  More to follow, I'm sure...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hawthorn Berries

So many hawthorn trees surrounding the field near my house.  All loaded with berries.  I've been picking them, now that they're ripe, and trying to make hawthorn berry jelly.  My first attempt was a flop: great tasting, but I think I got the temp too high because my jelly came out more like taffy.  So I'm trying again later this week with a different recipe this time.  Plenty of berries left for the birds. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016