This struggling tree in monochrome is a bit gloomy if you ask me, as is the weather the past two days, as the clouds have rolled in. :(
Here's hoping for bright sunny days this weekend. We in the Portland Metro Area DEMAND a summer!
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Thursday, July 7, 2011
Rainbow clouds are also called sun dogs, and are made of tiny ice crystals, and if the cloud is at the right angle to the sun, the crystals will refract the sunlight (much like a prism) into the colors of the rainbow. So it's very similar to a regular rainbow when it's raining, only a little more rare.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This is the last waterfall I photographed during my day trip up the Old Columbia River Highway about a month ago. Horsetail Falls, at 192 ft., is one of the easiest to access waterfalls on the loop, as you can get to it right off the highway. There is a trail you can follow up to 2 other falls behind it. There is also the pool at the bottom which is good for wading, but it is cold!!!
I have posted a waterfall a week for the past few weeks, which can be seen here:
Bridal Veil Falls
Thank you for following the tour! If you are in the Portland Metro Area, I highly suggest checking out these falls, as well as the other beautiful sights the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Here is a map of the Old Columbia River Highway, which shows the route I took that day!
Location Taken: Horsetail Falls, Mt Hood National Forest, East Historic Columbia River, OR 97014, USA
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