I feel so blessed to be living where I do now, in Trout Lake. Tonight I heard the Elk bugling out beyond the lake, and the creek behind the house is sooo peaceful.
Rotary Club of White Salmon-Bingen presents the first annual ‘It Takes A Village’ peace promotion and community awareness event on Tuesday September 11th from 3 – 7 pm at Rheingarten Park in White Salmon. This will be happening in conjunction with the Farmers Market.
We encourage you to bring your business to the Farmers Market for this date, as there will be additional draws bringing in a larger than normal crowd.
Would you like to help represent a country? We are seeking community members from diverse backgrounds to share their cultural foods, games and knowledge.
We are going to be seeking volunteers to help with setting up our tents and tables, as well as taking them down. Please let us know if you can assist.
Please contact one of the event coordinators for more details or to sign up!
Tammy Kaufman – 509-637-3340 / TamaraKaufman@gmail.com
Debi Budnick – DebiBudnick@skylinehospital.org
Tammara Tippel – 509-493-3630 / email@example.com
On a freezing cold and brilliantly blue morning in Trout Lake, Washington.
I sure seem to be thinking about snow and cold a lot this week 🙂 while all around me it’s hot and dry and there are fires. Too many fires.
First time in awhile, i actually got up early before sunrise and ran out with my camera! Felt so good, too. ❤️😀❤️Although i sm sure my fingers wete on the edge of frostbite again. 🤪⛄️. Watched the moon setting, and the glorious new day shine on sparkly snow. Light shining into the darkest crevices of the soul cleaning out some winter cobwebs. Life is good!!
Here are a few phone pics for now. I am crossing my fingers that the camera card that suddenly told me i needed to format it will still be able to be downloaded. That moon over Trout Creek was soooo pretty.
Enjoy! Hope your day is full of happy moments of beauty and kindness.
Check out my Photo Galleries link in the blog menu to see some of my best images. I do not have a storefront, but you can contact me directly.
Many of you have seen my GoFundMe campaign by now, and I will be picking up my car today I think. The generosity and kindness of friends, family and strangers has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am filled with gratitude.
the photo, taken this month in Glenwood, Washington, will take you to my campaign page on GoFundMe if you want to help out with licencing, winter tires, and insurance now! I have the costs of the vehicle covered. The link will open in a new window or tab in your browser.
Alaska, land of wildness and hardy people. Volcano country with innumerable small quakes so common they are seldom noticed. Skies so big you can get lost in them, with auroras that make you fall over backwards trying to take it all in.
Visiting here on the southern Kenai Peninsula has expanded all the spaces of my soul, and fed my hungry heart. Air so fresh and crisp my lungs ask for more, and grand vistas that my eyes drink in thirstily.
Even the wildlife here are grand, and although i have not yet seen bear, i have gotten photos of moose and caribou. Hmmm, i will save those for another post.
I hope you enjoyed the show! There will be more in a few days.
Thanks to all who stop and visit, and i will be making prints available of many of these images!
A day of driving about following an interview in Goldendale… the light came out, skies were fascinating, and here are just a few images from today’s adventure.
January 26, 2016
Even in the midst of Rainy days there is beauty… although at times I just stand there and watch the rain fall, in a bit of a trance. The gentle or fierce sound of the rain, leaves blowing in the wet wind, the smell of fungi beginning to grow, it all washes over me like a cool bath of nourishment. At times I can feel my skin drinking in the moisture like a thirsty summer day.
However soon enough I feel inspired to move, and areas of blue sky return after the passing squall… the light calls my name and a rainbow waits for me somewhere north, so off I go to Husum, Washington.
Arriving in the tiny town known for agriculture and rafting companies, I received a text with the bad news… my cousin’s daughter had unexpectedly passed away in England. Somewhat shell shocked, I wandered for awhile around my childhood hangouts along the river, in tears but trying to find positive things and beauty to hold me steady so I can send strength to my cousin Camille.
The White Salmon River is now brown with runoff and as light and shadow dance with fall leaves and clouds, and I feel the spiritual cleansing of heart this river always brings to me as it washes away the tears.
This is when I finally found a rainbow, and I felt it was a sign of hope in the darkness.
All around me the light danced, and plants and rocks glimmered in rain coated jewels. Through a doorway in the darkness I saw a soft and beautiful world
Getting back in my little freshly repaired old truck, Ruby Red Rattle Rocket, I headed on north to Trout Lake as the light continued to dance on the fall leaves along the way. In a large clearcut along highway 141 the vine maples have been growing and carpeting the ground, and I realized just how many had grown when I saw the color as light burst through the clouds.
Following the light on uphill to Trout Lake, I found more pretty colors around Trout Creek by the bridge in town.
Sunset was coming on, so next I drove out to the Lake for a refreshing sunset recharge, and This next photo made me think of a bird flying free, or in this case a spirit or soul flying free of this physical restraints.
After this the rain came back for awhile, and i went to visit my brother Roger and his wife Connie in their home in Trout Lake.
One last image… a friend just shared this photo with me of a mountain lake near Mount Adams. How quickly it moves from fall to winter!
IN this case I feel like a photo is worth a thousand words!
Thanks for your visit! It would mean a lot to me if you would say hello…