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.
Saturday I saw a bit of a rainbow as I drove through Hood River. Driving down to the waterfront I got there just as it blew up into a full rainbow, with a double for awhile as well! These are taken from the waterfront in Hood River, Oregon, looking north into and over White Salmon, Washington.
These images are taken about 30-35 miles apart, first one from a few miles away in Trout Lake, Washington, and the other from Hood River, Oregon. Perspective…. it appears more pointy from a greater distance!
Mount Adams on a frozen night from Trout Lake, Washington.
Mount Adams at twilight from blueberry fields in Hood River Valley, Oregon
Another young much loved woman has passed away this last week, and my heart is so sad. Trying to continue forward with photography and life, and stay positive. Julia Little Brave was my stepdaughter by a former marriage, and although I am estranged from her father I have kept track of his daughter as she married and had children. I followed from a distance, not wanting to interfere, and kept her in my heart. This is not about me… this is about an amazing young woman and her family.
Julia had cancer. She fought hard, and was in remission for some few years while she returned to college and developed a career in hospital lab work. This in itself was impressive in her large Native American family, where education was often a struggle. All this while being a great mother, and constantly cheering up others, and praying for others in her Native American Church. Her positive attitude was amazing. This last couple years the cancer came back, and though she fought with all she had, this weekend she slipped into that dark night and into the spirit world leaving behind her supportive loving husband Matt and their three beautiful children, along with a heartbroken sister/ best friend and brothers and Father, Mother, and a huge extended clan.
Julia’s sister in law has created a GoFundMe donation site to raise money to help the family with burial costs and huge hospital bills left behind. Any amount you might be able to donate would be gratefully appreciated, even $1. You can find that site here along with her photo and more information. Just click on that previous sentence in blue and the page will open up in a new tab.
This is the Rainbow I saw soon after I learned of Julia’s passing.. so I have named this Julia’s Rainbow.
A day in the life of a small but lovely town along the Columbia River, from a foggy morning start to a Yowser sunset. November 8, 2014, and dedicated to my niece Erin Kyte Huerta and her husband Melicio for their 11th anniversary. Erin grew up on these streets, in this town. Currently in Utah, she misses this place so I am bringing it home to her 🙂 She has had some serious health problems, and struggles to keep working, and I want to bring her some joy.
I love you Erin and Melicio, Happy Anniversary! Grandma would be hugging you right now too if she could.
This time of year is such a delight for photographers, and we bustle about in rain or sun to capture the changing seasons. For me the smell of rain after a long dry summer filled with wildfires is a glorious treasure. Watching mushrooms pop up out of the formerly dry ground, and mosses turn brilliant greet, is always a treat.
tiny dancing mushroom growing in moss along the Pacific Crest Trail near the Wind River in southern Washington
Panther Creek Road crosses the mountains between Wind River and Trout Lake
I had a lovely day in the rain and forest from Wind River to Trout Lake! My skin drank up the rain, and my camera wore out some batteries 🙂 I participated in a Lichen walk at Hemlock- Stabler near the Wind River and along a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Learned a few things, and had fun. Then I drove the Panther Creek road to the 60 RD, on past Goose Lake and back to Trout Lake, and on down Highway 141 to White Salmon. Today I made a huge loop since I started in White Salmon and drove first down Highway 14 to Carson then north to Stabler.
Click on a photo, and then use side arrows to scroll through the set. The last three, fog on the lake, are taken with my old cell phone since that was all I had left to shoot with.
This image is in the People in Nature category in the Photo of the Year contest. Hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail studies Lichens
I am home again from a fast trip to Fredonia, Arizona and other points in Utah, and with so many photos I hardly know where to start! These are just a few from Monday, when the sweet folks we stayed with in Idaho took us for a lovely drive through nearby valleys and canyons. There are many more, but bed is calling my name now!