Monday, June 30, 2014

The Barn
Farm Gothic

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Beautiful Farmland
The weather was perfect yesterday, bringing dappled sunlight to the field and the hills while birds of prey circled and a giant shower was coming down on the peak in the distance--  near Boistfort. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

An osprey circles the wetlands hunting for 
goodies for the young one nearby 
in a treetop nest--
They're wonderful to watch!

Friday, June 27, 2014

This wild rose appears to be looking
at us, around a corner...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ancient Moorage

Old pilings at the mouth of Wreck Creek 
where it meets the Pacific 
in the Quinault Indian Nation

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Big Evening Sky
Looking across the Necanicum River,
towards the ocean in Seaside Oregon...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Under The Bridge

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A BNSF freight crossing the Cowlitz River
near the remains of what used to be a town called Olequa

Saturday, June 21, 2014

High On A Hill...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Glowing In The Setting Sun
The end of a beautiful day in Astoria

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Symbiotic Or Parasitic?
But certainly a bit weird looking...
This tree took root in the stump of an older tree,
 cut long ago,  and is thriving!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I Can't Help It!
Foxglove always show their best face!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Foxglove (Digitalis), the most lovely wildflower...

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Mainline

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Contemplating His Bell
Out on the sun porch, my father sits in his high chair and contemplates the mysteries of a bell--101 years ago.
Happy Fathers Day to all.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Out On A Leaf...
...all by yourself

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mt. St. Helens
Always Catching Clouds 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

School's Out

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rumbling Through 

This BNSF freight was doing about 80 as he rumbled past us in the Gorge.  See how the heat and exhaust distort the air.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Goodnoe Station
No one stops here anymore

Monday, June 9, 2014

Just Before The Wildflowers
Here's another view of Mt. St. Helens.  The stumps going down the hillside to the right are from trees blown over with the mountain blew up.  I think they look a bit like grave stones.  In another week or two the hillside will be full of wildflowers.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mt. St. Helens
Catching Clouds

Friday, June 6, 2014

Orchard With Wind Machines
Full size fruit trees dwarfed by giant wind turbines, 
and an even bigger sky--on the Washington side,
high above the Columbia River east of the Cascades...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Native American fishing platforms
along Oregon's Deschutes River
at Sherars Bridge

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mt. Hood

A century and a half ago settlers traveled the Barlow Road around Oregon's Mt. Hood to get to the green and fertile Willamette Valley.  But the old farm equipment here is a reminder that some stayed on the dry east side of the mountains  to raise cattle and wheat.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Most Beautiful Mountain
No One Ever Sees...
Completely visible from only a handful of places,
 this is Mt. Adams in the Washington Cascades.
  The view is from Tygh Ridge, a high plateau in Oregon
 about 20 miles south of the Columbia River.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lichen Glowing
in the historic graveyard