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Friday, October 22, 2010

Last Clear View???


This could be the last clear view of Mt Hood before the clouds cover it for the winter. The mountain looks sooooo bare!!!! Its almost shocking. This view is from Mt Hood Meadows, which is a ski/snowboard resort on the southeast side of the mountain. Portland is on the west side, so this is a different view than I am accustomed to seeing when I glance up from my area.


Once it starts raining (which it has actually done today), its cold enough up there now to start to accumulate snow. When I was a kid growing up only 10 miles from the base of Mt Hood, it snowed almost every Halloween. That's next weekend. I dont think we are going to reach that this year, but the snowfall will follow shortly thereafter.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Antique Tricycle


Todays Theme Thursday topic is "wheel". Sitting along a footpath was this cute antique tricycle. Its paint was slowly chipping away and the rubber of the tires was deteriorating. I thought it made it even more interesting, so I took a photo of it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Umbrella Falls

The focus of our hike this past weekend was to visit Umbrella Falls. I had never seen the falls, and they were quite pretty. Its so hard to take pictures of moving water when its so sunny and bright out though!!! But regardless, it was a beautiful area.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Napping in Nature

On our hike this weekend, we came across this wide open meadow. From this view you can clearly see the flattened grasses near the edge of the creek where a family of deer rested. Meadows like this are like natures living rooms. I love the autumn colors as well. The reds really pop!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mushroom Hike

Yesterday I went on a hike up on Mt Hood. This week I will be posting pictures of the day.


The mountain is going to get buried under snow very soon, so we took the chance to go on an autumn hike up there while we still could. We chose a route that is not well travelled, and didn't see a single person the entire time we were on the trail. The entire trail was lined by groups of a variety of mushrooms. I liked this clump in particular. Underneath the larger mushrooms grew the tiny little yellow ones! So cute!