Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spanish Colonial in the Northwest...?

Winlock used to be a thriving town of lumberjacks, mill workers, and small farms.  The Church of the Sacred Heart is closed now due to dwindling congregation and a shortage of priests.  But its facade still speaks of better times.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Mt. Rainier!

Mt. Rainier is visible from only a handful of places where we live.  It's always a nice surprise to see it looming in the distance.  From this spot it's more than 50 miles away.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018


I was born when she kissed me,
I died when she left me,
I lived a few weeks while she loved me.

-In a Lonely Place

Monday, September 24, 2018

A quiet volcano with wildflowers...

Imagine another thousand feet of altitude, coming to a peak...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Turn turn turn...

There is still a flower or two, but mostly the water lilies are beginning their slow return to the darkness beneath the surface of the water until the Spring wakes them again.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Busy in the Gorge-- two trains and a barge...

Across the river you can see a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Feight going west.  On this side (at the bottom of the picture) a Union Pacific container train is going east.  And in the middle of the Columbia River, a barge is being pushed west.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Welcome to the Goodnoe Hills Hotel...

...and post office, once upon a time.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Stonehenge, high above the Columbia River...

This is a full-size replica of Stonehenge, built starting in 1918, about 100 miles east of Portland.  It was America's first monument to the dead of WWI