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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Curve of a Creek



This is Still Creek. It is not the most appropriately named creek in the Mt Hood National Forest, as it has many many rapids and curves such as this one.


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Vine Maples at Timothy Lake



I took this photo yesterday. On the opposite side of the inlet from where I stood, you can see the vine maples that are exposed to the full sun all day in the areas around Timothy Lake are already showing a bit of orange and yellow color, which is common for this time of year at the high alpine lake.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Hollyhock



In October, my husband and I purchased our first home. I carefully moved the perennial plants from my garden boxes at the rental we previously lived in and brought them to their new home. They pretty much all survived and are doing fairly well considering the move. I also accumulated plants from other family members. My mom gave me this gorgeous bright pink hollyhock, which is in its prime bloom right now.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gorgeous End of the Day at Lake Salish



I have been waiting for the chance to capture a truly breathtaking sunset this summer. It seemed every time I was in the right place with my camera, the end of the day proved to be less dramatic that I had hoped. However, on Monday evening, there was a break in the overcast clouds that had hung around all day, creating the perfect scenario for a beautiful sunset. My son and I headed out to Lake Salish in Fairview for our evening walk and eagerly awaited the sun to go down. It was unbelievably pretty. The constant changing of the clouds and colors was simply amazing, and well worth the wait! This is just one of the favorite captures I took that evening.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Upper North Falls


This is Upper North Falls, located in the Silver Falls State Park. I took the short walk to the falls on Saturday with my toddler son and some friends. There was not a cloud in the sky and the temperatures were in the high 80's that day, so feeling the mist from the waterfall while we stood on the bank and took in it's beauty was very welcome.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bank of Fog



Taken in the early morning at a field near Blue Lake Park, this bank of fog hung still in the air just long enough for me to take a photo of it before evaporating away before my eyes.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Cloudy Memories on Salmon River Road



I grew up on Salmon River Road in Welches, and often when I am up on the mountain, I take a quick drive down my old road to check out my stomping grounds. Things have not changed much since I left. This particular day was wet and rainy at times, and the misty clouds that were caught in the trees just added to the lush green beauty.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Lavender Fields Forever



One last post from my adventures last weekend to the Hood River Lavender Farm. According to their website, the farm boasts over 75 varieties of lavender. I could not resist the temptation to fill my frame with as many of the varieties as I could in one photo.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hood River Lavender Farm



As I mentioned yesterday, we took a little road trip on Sunday and stopped at the Hood River Lavender Farm. The view overlooking the gardens towards Mt Hood is spectacular. Funny, Mt Hood looks so odd to me from this angle. You are leaning the wrong way, my friend!



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Eliot Branch of the North Fork Hood River



I came across this scene purely by accident. I was driving up the service road beyond Laurence Lake on the north side of Mt Hood when the forest opened up to a huge flood washout. The area of destruction was huge, and quite breathtaking. The waters of the tributary were milky with silt from the glacial runoff that feeds it.

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