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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 amazing. The constant changing of the clouds and colors was simply amazing, and well worth the wait! This is just one of the favorites I created 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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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ante Meridiem


Overnight Friday night into Saturday morning I could not sleep. When I noticed the light starting to come in through the curtains in my bedroom and I still had not had any luck catching the elusive ZZZ's, I got up, grabbed my camera and headed out to the Columbia River. I go here often to capture the sunset, but I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, so capturing the sunrise was a whole new thing for me. And I am happy now that I did!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Bees on Hood River Lavender



Yesterday we took a little road trip around the Mt. Hood Loop, from my home in Wood Village, east up I-84 to Hood River, then south on Hwy 35 towards Government Camp, and west back to the Gresham area via Hwy 26. There were a few sights I wanted to take in on the abnormally overcast day, one of them being the Hood River Lavender Farm. There you have amazing fields full of lavender, all buzzing with bees. The smell cannot be beat, and neither can the views and hospitality. We chatted with the Lavender Lady a while as my son played with Matchbox cars and blew bubbles. It was a lot of fun! I will post more from our visit later this week!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Simplicity of a Daisy Bud


With the very warm weather we have had over the past week, a lot of the daisies have come into full bloom. This was one of the last unopened buds I spotted on a plant at my moms house this past weekend.

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