On my way back from the woods Wednesday evening, i witnessed this wonderful sunset over Mount Adams, from Glenwood, WA.
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.
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? 😀😀😀⭐️
“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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Recently I was treated to an amazing sunset over the Columbia River Gorge in White Salmon, Washington. I drove to the top of a hill, met some new friends, and fell in love all over again with clouds and wind in my hair on a hill top as day deepened into twilight. Do you know that feeling? If not, find yourself out there somewhere, by a river, on a hilltop, in a desert. Watch past the sunset, watch for the fading light, the appearance of first planets and stars… and just breathe it all in with Gratitude.
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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 […]
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!
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.
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 😉
You can see some of these on my SmugMug gallery website Starlisa Black Photography
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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?
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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Take care, find some beauty around you!