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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Magic Castles

Seaside's hotels in the late afternoon light

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

At The Ballet Redux

This young woman kept running, dancing like a ballerina, out to the incoming waves.  She was wearing a dress, and was amazing to watch.  The dog, not so much.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Last Flower

This was the last survivor on this high desert plant.  Earlier it would have been covered with these yellow flowers, each about the size of a thumbtack.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Just a Few High Desert Pines

 Open land, open sky, and a closed gate...

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Bend In The River

 Roads, rails--- the earliest was more than a hundred years ago!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Falling... very slow motion

Saturday, November 1, 2014

All That's Left

I don't know if this had been a vault, a root cellar, or some other place to keep things safe---but it's all that's left of a structure that used to be in what was once called Friend, Oregon.