Rainbow Weather

Last night barrels and buckets full of rain fell in Glenwood, WA and in much of the northwest.  In spite of flooded foundations and water over the roadway, it all looks beautiful when the sun pops out and a rainbow shines. 

This last rainbow is one from Friday, October 20 along Highway 141 near White Salmon, Washington. 

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Eclipse 2017, Shaniko

YES IT WAS WORTH THE TRIP!!! Seriously phenomenal!!! We had 1 min 27 seconds totality in Shaniko, Oregon. Not enough but incredible. The sky was violet, the corona alive. My daughter and her friend danced for joy and I am so happy I could share this with them. In fact if it were not for them I might not have come down here. I even managed to get a few shots :).

These are snapshots of the photos from my big camera, taken with my phone of the back of my camera. Can we have a do over please? 😀😀😀⭐️

Heart of Buddha

“He who experiences
The unity of life
Sees himself in all beings, and
All beings in himself.
He looks on everything
with an impartial eye. ”
~from “Heart of a Buddha”

Aurora from my Alaska trip this last Fall.

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Aurora from Lower Kenai Peninsula

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Glenwood Aurora

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While the majority of my aurora shots have been from Trout Lake side of Mount Adams, I found this series of shots in my archives that had been forgotten, from Glenwood, WA.  June 1, 2013  Mount Adams still features strongly.  The first two shots were of something I have not experienced any other time; and […]

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

For the “Super Blood Moon” event I went with my friend Gary up on Dalles Mountain in hopes of seeing more of the moon coming over the horizon. In hindsite, I am not certain that was quite the case, but it was still a lovely night. Many people were out on the roads last night flocking to favorite locations in hopes of getting “the shot” or seeing what may for some of us be a once in a lifetime experience.
Having watched several lunar eclipses over the years, still it was really different seeing the moon become eclipsed as it was rising over distant hills as the sun set and twilight came on.
Here are a few images, each with its own time stamp. Hope you enjoy!

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Rosauer’s Rainbow

Today sis Nora and I took ourselves out to dinner at Shary’s restaurant in Hood River after her appointment across the street getting shots to help her poor arthritic knees.  She loved the food, and just doing something different and rare for her.  When we came out of the restaurant in a rainstorm, this view greeted us and we forgot all about rain in the face.

The most important things in life really are free, and seeing my sis having fun was a big one.

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Chasing Rainbows

Just a few of my favorite rainbow chasing images from over the years…  the first few are from chasing down the Oregon side of the Columbia with my bro Larry…. we had fun 😉

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Rainbows and Eagles

And a Moon Halo rainbow for good measure! This first shot was from early in February, and I hear they were seen not only here in White Salmon, WA but also in Alaska and Canada and who knows where else?

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This next series is all from February 7, 2015, on a run away drive about I took to clear my head of computers and processing. It was a lovely day, and included some sweet visiting time with friends. I also got some sample GLASS PRINTS today, one portrait and one waterfall… they are very lovely! This is something new to add to my print styles. After all that, I headed East from Bingen chasing the light, my favorite style, no plans, just go. In spite of my thoughts of driving up county into the hills, I only made it to Major Creek and then Balfour Park where i took a nice walk. No eagles there at that time, but I did see some at the Creek, along with the rainbow. Unfortunately, my time got cut short by a call from my Sis who I take care of, and she really needed some help, so that became the priority of the later afternoon and evening.

SO, here are a few more photos, I hope you are all having a good weekend, and find things around you to be grateful for!

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After the rainbow faded, the gorge was looking pretty stormy as I headed home.
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Lunar Eclipse Palindrome

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514 (4-15-14) was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

Processing the shots from the eclipse got me thinking about palindromes, a favorite subject!

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Lunar Halo preceded the eclipsing moon on its journey behind the large standing wave cloud looming in the SE from Panorama Point in Hood River, Oregon.

This week every day is a palindrome! (4-14-14), (4-15-14_ etc. The Lunar Eclipse was a palindrome, ending as it started, with the lovely orange red earth shadow in the heart of the palindrome as the shadow slowly moved across the surface both coming and going. In Port Townsend we had a community center used for everything from weddings or memorials to African dance or Yoga. The huge lovely barn was given the name “The Palindrome” by the owners at that time, the “Flying Karamzov Brothers” whose humor and juggling kept us all entertained.
Palindromes. We all get to be a palindrome on occasion… last year I was one at age 55… hmmm wonder if I will make it to a 3 number palindrome, 101? LOL …. wait that is another palindrome!

After the Moon came out from behind the cloud, the first stages of the eclipse was well under way as the earths shadow began to crawl across the brilliant Moon.

After the Moon came out from behind the cloud, the first stages of the eclipse was well under way as the earths shadow began to crawl across the brilliant Moon.

Another way this eclipse was a palindrome… it started in clouds, came out to play in the clear, then ended back in clouds!   I was shooting from Panorama Point with several friends and we cheered as the moon cleared the cloud and came out to play.

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Here are a few definitions of Palindromes:

pal·in·drome  (păl′ĭn-drōm′)

n.

1. A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)
palindrome (ˈpælɪnˌdrəʊm)

n

1. a word or phrase the letters of which, when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase, such asable was I ere I saw Elba
[C17: from Greek palindromos running back again, from palin again + -drome]

palindromic adj

(Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers)

And simply put in Merriam-Webster:

:  a word, verse, or sentence (as Able was I ere I saw Elba) or a number (as 1881) that reads the same backward or forward
— pal·in·drom·ic  adjective
— pal·in·drom·ist  noun
Enough Said!  LOL and now the last couple shots of the Lunar Eclipse
In the fully eclipsed stage of the process, during totality, this shot was taken at 12:39 am

In the fully eclipsed stage of the process, during totality, this shot was taken at 12:39 am

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514   (4-15-14)  was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514 (4-15-14) was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

 

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QUESTION:   Did you see the LUNAR  ECLIPSE?

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One Day’s Adventures, Glenwood and Beyond

Sun Pillar over Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, sunset March 11, 2014 near Glenwood, Washington. Photo by Darlisa Black www.starlisa.net

These images are linked to my best photo galleries, if you click on them you will see these and many more images available for purchasing and sharing on social media with your friends (by using the share buttons under the images) They tell the story of Tuesday, March 11, 2014 up in the high Prairies around Glenwood, Washington.

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A day that started with a meeting in Glenwood led to all day of wandering through the mountains and along the Klickitat River, then back home through Glenwood along Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  A day of recharging and serenity and beauty. I wanted to share some of that with you!  It started out with misty fog over the flooded fields of Camas Praire near Glenwood.

country ranching road gets flooded and disappears into the fog.  Photo by Darlisa Black, www.starlisa.net

country ranching road gets flooded and disappears into the fog

country ranching road gets flooded and disappears into the fog.  Photo by Darlisa Black, www.starlisa.net

country ranching road gets flooded and disappears into the fog

There was only a sign that said no Hunting… so I wandered down the road.  after a bit along came a truck full of ranchers (Kreps Ranch owns much of this area) asking me what I was up to… I showed my pics and explained I had not seen any No Trespassing signs and thought this was part of Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge which covers much of the flooded fields.  He was sure there was a sign, but I checked again on the way out and there was not.  I asked him if I could make it up to him with a picture and he thought that might work just fine 🙂  and gave me his email.   I also asked him if it were possible to get official permission to be in here, and he said maybe after March, as they have business this month and don’t want people in there .

For a short time in spring and fall this high altitude praire often floods, looking like a lake for a few weeks.  This road disappears under water during that time. Mount Adams shines through the fog across the Kreps Ranch and the Conboy Lake National  Wildlife Refuge.  Photo by Darlisa Black of Starlisa Black Photography

Ranching road disappears into the flooded fields on the Kreps Ranch near Glenwood, Washington. Mount Adams stands tall over Conboy Lake NWR

For a short time in spring and fall this high altitude praire often floods, looking like a lake for a few weeks.  This road disappears under water during that time. Mount Adams shines through the fog across the Kreps Ranch and the Conboy Lake National  Wildlife Refuge.  Photo by Darlisa Black of Starlisa Black Photography

Mount Adams shines in the lovely morning light as fog lifts off the seasonal lake

Since I already had my pics and needed to get on to the meeting (I was now quite late, but the light had grabbed me!)  I walked on back to my truck and headed down the road.

As the day went on, these are some of the treasures I found.

Grandmother Aspen tree surrounded by babies, slender white trees in winter dancing around an old aspen with many Eye shaped scars on the trunk.  ~ "I've Got My Eye on You! ~ photo by Darlisa Black www.starlisa.net

“I’ve Got My Eye on You! ~ Grandmother Aspen with all the babies

Aspen Saplings in Snow photo by Starlisa Black Photography

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Aspen Trees in Snow with sunlight ~ Photo by Starlisa Black Photography

Aspen Trees in Snow with sunlight

Mountain Goats on cliffs near the Klickitat River

Mountain Goats on cliffs near the Klickitat River

Glenwood Barns, photo by Starlisa Black Photography

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Glenwood Barns and flooded fields, photo by Starlisa Black Photography

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Tree reflected in flooded fields near Glenwood, Washington

Tree reflected in flooded fields near Glenwood, Washington

Herd of Elk with Golden light just before sunset.  Right along the BZ-Glenwood Highway not far from town.

Herd of Elk with Golden light just before sunset. Right along the BZ-Glenwood Highway not far from town.

Young Bull Elk with really long spikes, with Golden light just before sunset.  Right along the BZ-Glenwood Highway not far from town.

Young Bull Elk with really long spikes, with Golden light just before sunset. Right along the BZ-Glenwood Highway not far from town.

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Sun Pillar at sunset over Conboy Lake

Sun Pillar at sunset over Conboy Lake

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Sun Pillar over Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, sunset March 11, 2014 near Glenwood, Washington. Photo by Darlisa Black www.starlisa.net

Sun Pillar over Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, sunset March 11, 2014 near Glenwood, Washington.

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It was a really grand day, thank you for coming to share it with me!
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