Tonight January 4th we had another lovely sunset in the PNW, and again I caught just the tail end going into twilight from White Salmon, Washington. Here are tonight’s images! Click on the image to see it bigger on my photo sharing site. The previous post was another sunset in the Gorge on January 2, 2014. It is already a good year!
also regarding my calendars this year… I am out of both Mount Adams and The Gorge, but I still have desk Calendar and Fire Calendars. You can see more about those and my coffee table books here, just click on the photo below:
Series of images: I only caught the tail end of this surprise that happened after the sunset itself seemed to be over on January 2, 2014. These first two are my own, and they link to my photo site on SmugMug
Both were taken from the edge of White Salmon, Washington looking West down the Columbia River Gorge
this next one is from a Cape Kiwanda/Pacific City Webcam at the Oregon Coast that night
Very sturdy quality by Shutterfly like my other calendars, these lovely items are sure to brighten any desk! Only $18.00 each or 3 or more only $15.00 each. Only 20 calendars on hand, first come first serve. I can tell you I am delighted with the way these came out! Just arrived today. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order. I can send you an invoice which can be paid by credit, debit, paypal, or money order.
Today I was able to get out and about for awhile with a friend locally, for a short time. We decided to drive East of White Salmon to a small roadside falls near Rowland Lake to practice shooting iced up waterfalls. It is so seldom I get the chance to shoot icicles that it always takes a little messing around with settings to look for the right ones! I remembered that when shooting ice and snow it is best to actually over expose, while watching histograms closely to avoid bad blow out of the highlights.
A land of fairy castles and undersea bubbles greeted us up the Old Highway 8
Now you get to see the castles without getting cold!
Thanks for your visit, and remember to check out my calendars and books and pass them on via Facebook and other social media, help me spread the word! You can share using the social media links at the bottom of the page, and you can see more about the books and 2014 calendars by clicking on the calendar page below.
November calendar page in the Mount Adams and Gorge calendar
I am going through archives searching for pics I never processed, and just had to show you this one… like a strange bird or creature!
I have another shipment of calendars coming in next week, so let me know if you are interested in ordering one or more for Holiday presents! You can see all the pics in the various calendar choices on this link by clicking on this calendar pic below.
Cover Mount Adams Calendar. Click on image for more information on calendars!
Along the Lewis River! I found and scanned some older images from one of my favorite camping places from lifelong adventures with family, and am sharing them here for fun. The stories are in the captions which can be seen by clicking on the images and scrolling through them with the arrows.
At the bottom of the page you will also find links for my three calendars currently available.
Cool Waters of the Lewis river, colored by the green Shale in the riverbed
me under the old bridge torn half down when I was a kid, it did not collapse fully until a couple years ago.
I can almost see our big family bustling around this campsite as we did for so many years. My folks created this campsite starting when I was still in the Womb. It grew over the years as the family grew, and the forest service finally gave up and let the tables stay here along with the awning supports over the tables
When I was little, this old Cedar stump would get covered every year with branches and ferns and become a fort. Younger nephews and nieces carried on the tradition, and gradually the stump wore down.
Middle Falls on the Lewis River was a favorite place to hike to, fishing and gathering rocks. My daughter and I camped near here for 3 days in 2008 and enjoyed feeling the presence of Grandpa-Dad and Grandma-Mom.
My Dog Rio was new to this place, and she loved it too
this campfire happened in this spot for generations
a trip down to the river for water turns into play time in the sand and forest
My daughter in our favorite old burned out tree stump from over 80 years ago.
We made this for my Dad, Claude Black, who was the best Fisherman on the river, and always wanted to be buried up here someday.
My brother Boyce following in our dad’s footprints, on another journey to the river even earlier
The rich greens of this river are dreamy
on one of the journeys back, I found this heart stone sitting just like this… and in my heart it was a gift from Mom and Dad
Peek a boo of Lower Falls
Trail on the rim overlooking Lower Falls
To see more information about my calendars including pics from inside all three calendars, click on this image!
Cover for Old Barns and Buildings. Click to learn more about all three calendars.
I also have several books for sale that make great presents as well, such as this Trout Lake and Beyond Coffee Table book. Click on this image to go to the Menu page for all books and calendars.
Front Cover of Trout Lake and Beyond. This and other books can be seen by clicking on this image