Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time flies...


A big and heartfelt Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Most of me is down below...

A Pelagic Cormorant rises like a submarine...

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

It is with gratitude that I wish bloggers and visitors the best of the Holiday Season--- and wishes for a peaceful, happy new year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Snow line...

And then a shower moves across the valley...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The clouds clear-- for just a moment.


The Toutle River is nearly 2000 feet below.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Looking right into the crater...

Mt. St. Helens--- looking southeast.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Flying free...


A Bald Eagle soars over the wetlands in the last light of day...

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Heading home...

This westbound BNSF freight is dwarfed by the quickly rising hills on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.   Our "dry side" trip this year was very rewarding.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Surprise!



No, not the train, but the surprising thing is that a very good winery is located in the building on the far right, just above the train. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Amazing view...

...and an amazing place to see it.  Vista House at Crown Point has been beautiful for nearly a hundred years.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015