Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Even An Old Path Can Have New Surprises

May 2015 bring smiles to all of us!
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Holiday Travel




Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Playing with Christmas Trains

 Christmas afternoon was quite lovely with just enough sunshine to make things glow.  The trees are so covered with moss, they look like they still have leaves.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Beautiful Illusion

 The lake was smooth as glass, perfectly reflecting the clouds in the glow of the Christmas Eve Twilight
I hope your day is beautiful, wherever you are!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas To All!

May this Holiday Season be the best-ever for you!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Resting At The Yard

 This odd looking vessel, the Amy Brusco, is a barge pusher.  You can see them up and down the Columbia River, particularly between the wheat fields of the east and Portland.  Note the Osprey nest atop the far piling at the Brusco tugboat yard in Cathlamet.  The net-covered temporary structures in the foreground are fish pens utilized by hatcheries nearby before the fish are eventually released. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Much Talk... And Little Action

I think he's running for Congress.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sunset In The Toutle River Valley

 Looking more than a thousand feet down, the river seems like just a trickle.
The Toutle River was about 300 feet lower before Mt. St. Helens exploded and filled the entire valley with ash, mud, and debris.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Sunset

Stumps from blown-over trees in the Mt. St. Helens blast Zone

Monday, December 8, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Winter Wetlands

... with snow on the hills

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Two Ospreys fly over the wetlands searching for dinner!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Deep In A Canyon

Bright green moss hanging from bare trees, with frozen fog coating the trees in the background... And still two bright orange leaves still remind us of Fall.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fresh Snow, Clearing Skies...

...and a very icy road.  The incredible Hoffstadt Bridge on The Spirit Lake Highway.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Big And Small

 Mallards feeding in the late afternoon sun with Mt. St. Helens resplendent in a new coat of snow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dusk At The Wetlands...

 ...on the day before Thanksgiving.  I am most thankful for family, friends, and the wonderful people who stop by my blog!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Into The Light

 Now reduced to just an engine and 4 cars, the Empire Builder passes through one of many tunnels through the Columbia River Gorge.  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Long Forgotten

A little bridge to no place at all

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Last Glow

 Ten minutes before the sun went behind the hills
on a clear, cold November Afternoon

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014