Entries Tagged ‘Columbia Gorge’:

Dreaming of Spring

Sharing warm thoughts (and colors) for mid-Winter… Here is a scene from wildflower season in South-central Washington State…
Lit by the setting sun a patch of balsamroot seems to spill into a ravine. In the distance, beyond the Columbia river gorge, the cliffs of North Central Oregon glow in purple hues…
It won’t be long now…

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Through the Fog

On a cold Winter morning, Vista House, high on the cliffs of the Columbia Gorge, comes into view, as a thin layer of fog begins to dissipate

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A good Website - the gift that keeps on giving

It was almost exactly 10 years ago when I created this image…

… And it was just published, one more time, in a Colorado-based environmental publication this time… A nice anniversary present… for which I credit my website and its designer: “Lucent PDX” (http://goo.gl/sOxpk6)

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Golden Dawn Columbia

And then the sun came and painted the clouds golden — way beyond a mere silver lining. The stars faded before it. And the features of the gorge started to come into clear focus. Words from “Morning has broken” , reverberated in my mind.
“Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born [...]

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Honestly

Lunaria Annua is a wildflower of striking beauty, blooming in early April, in the Columbia Gorge. Common name: “Honesty”

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Parting the waters above

“…And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.”(Genesis 1:7)
Third week in March, in the in-between season, the weather is so changeable. Standing there on terra firma, in the middle of the Columbia Gorge, I felt somewhat [...]

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Parting Shot

With only a few hours of Winter remaining (“officially”) here is a January shot of the bridge at Multnomah Falls — Oregon’s most popular tourist spot.

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Waiting for the Sun

So the other day I woke up to find an intense red sun rising. The unearthly surreal color was caused by some brush fires to the East, generating a layer of smoke that was just the right thickness to see through. And that Sun was just asking to be photographed… if only I [...]

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Trouble Afoot :)

Along the theme of ‘not all wildlife is large or ferocious’ here’s a fun chipmunk shot taken on top of “Beacon Rock” — a popular tourist spot in the Columbia Gorge.
What these guys lack in size they make up in speed and audacity, which makes them attempt daring raids for scraps of food, even getting [...]

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One Heck of a Name

The naming of wildflowers goes back to the beginnings of human language. As it happens, the shrub that produces this flower has a bark that peels back in many layers, so they named it “ninebark.”
…”Whatever”  
I can understand that thinking. But… apparently one variety of this flower is called: “Ninebark Diabolo” [...]

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