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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Farewell November

Growing up in Indiana. I always looked forward to the frostiness of November.
Here in western Washington it's a soggier month.  Especially this year!
Looks like our fall colors will linger into December;
a little surprising given all our October and November rain.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Down River

A rare view from the center of the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge crossing the Columbia. It's not so easy to get a photo from the bridge; it's a super narrow grated metal bridge with no pedestrian path. There is the possibility of a bridge lift, but I've never been lucky enough to get caught on the bridge when a large boat comes through.  Today was my lucky day though.  No lift, but intermittent bridge work was going on and I got stopped for a few minutes so I took the opportunity and got out to get a few photos.  (Very odd feeling to be walking on the open grated bridge floor and looking through to the water below!) 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oh, the Weather Outside

(Pacific Northwest version), not exactly "Let it Snow", unless you're above 4,000ft. today. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Winter in the Gorge

Clouds and mist hang in the hills,
on a gray and drizzly day.
(Full color image)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

St. Helens

The final photo in my sunrise and fog series, this one looking even further to the north and Mount St. Helens, the closest of the volcanic peaks. All in all there were four volcanoes visible this morning, the fourth was the tip of Mt. Jefferson far to the south.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Above the Clouds

Another view from our sunrise and morning fog combo last week. This time a scene slightly to the north and including the top of Mt. Adams.  

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Morning sun illuminates Mt. Hood,
while low-lying Brush Prairie lies covered
in a blanket of fog.
Linking to Skywatch.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Moulton Falls

The classic view of Moulton Falls, taken the same day as my 'Lewis River' photo from October 22nd. This walking bridge leads to the trails connecting Moulton Falls and Lucia Falls. The bridge has No Jumping signs posted, but when we visited here last summer, there was plenty of jumping going on. I'm monitoring weather to try this photo again when the light is better. I was disappointed with how washed out the colors looked in this direction. So if I'm lucky, I'll post another shot of the bridge in the next week or so. Linking to Weekend Reflections.