Falling Leaves

Such a lovely day on the crick out back, Standing there in delight while when gusts of wind grabbed the trees and shook them, sending Cascades of Cottonwood leaves falling all around me. Leaves landed in the creek and drifted by, yellow hearts against the reflections in the slowly moving stream. The sun would playfullyContinue reading “Falling Leaves”

Autumn 🍂 is Here

Backyard Baby And Mama Deer. White Salmon, Washington sunset last week, lovely Mt. Hood in the distance across the mighty Columbia River in Oregon. another recent sunset in Trout Lake, Washington Amazing old fashioned grapes 🍇 at my brothers place, on their way to become canned grape juice. They smelled heavenly! Aspen trees in ConboyContinue reading “Autumn 🍂 is Here”

Bird Creek Meadows 2018

Someone recently sent me a bunch of pictures to share of tract D area, Bird Creek Meadows, and Mount Adams. . The devastation around the lakes up there was pretty intense but up in the Meadows things are not so bad. The three collage pictures of burned structures are The trailers of the Yakama TribeContinue reading “Bird Creek Meadows 2018”

Wisdom Within

I challenge you to list at least 2 qualities about yourself that you find to be good. Then think of 2 good qualities about someone you fear or despise. I am not saying you have to like them now… some things and some people we need to stay away from for our own sanity andContinue reading “Wisdom Within”

Lewis River Lower Falls

Lower Lewis Falls Forest Service asks visitors to take a break from Lower Lewis River Falls https://katu.com/news/local/forest-service-asks-visitors-to-take-a-break-from-lower-lewis-river-falls ➡️Here is one of the reasons why. Unfortunately I don’t know who took the picture, but there are lots of pictures like this out there right now. Another person posted that they went down there recently and pickedContinue reading “Lewis River Lower Falls”

Firefighters offer Ways to Help.

“When you want to help…. In a time of crisis people naturally want to reach out and help.  We appreciate those efforts and have a few suggestions for you to consider. Most appreciated by firefighters: ●       Thank you notes and banners ●       Donations to local recovery efforts ●       Donations to Wildland Firefighter Foundation:  http://www.wffoundation.org Other ideas: ●       Join or support yourContinue reading “Firefighters offer Ways to Help.”

Importance of the Chemical Safety Board

“Over its 20-year history, the Chemical Safety Board has investigated more than 150 explosions, fires, and spills at chemical plants and oil refineries. Included are the 2012 Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, California, which drove about 15,000 people to seek medical care, and the 2013 West Fertilizer Co. explosion in Texas, where 15 people, including 12 emergency responders,Continue reading “Importance of the Chemical Safety Board”