Seasonal Waterfalls and Grass Widows

This time of year is such a joy after the dark times to have the light, and with it the earliest of flowers and the waterfalls that Grace cliffs of the gorge. Grass windows bloom even as the snow melts along the mossy seasonally wet plateaus in the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge bordering Washington and Oregon. Snowdrops poke their heads out under the snow in local gardens, and heavy rains bring everything to life.

Most of these images except this top featured image of Snowdrops are all iPhone shots.

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Grass Widows at Catherine Creek

Last year on January 30… wonder if they are back!

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I now have another Gallery Show set up at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon, Washington for February and March, come on by and visit!

Come see my best images  by clicking the image in the sidebar that says purchase Prints.  If you contact me directly to order a larger image I can get  you a better price than listed on that website. Use the contact form below.

 

 

Emerald Roads Call My Name

Have you had moments in life when the sun suddenly pops out from behind the clouds and grabs you attention, telling you “GO THIS WAY NOW!!!”? I had one of those Monday morning.

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I headed out early in hopes of a good sunrise, and although sunrise fizzled I still got to spend a couple hours in a magical green kingdom far above the busy world below. Rolling on moss beds taking photos of Grass Widows and moss, and River far below, in a world apart. Yes it was a bit cold, but I was well prepared.. Sure the wind was a lot to take while shooting flowers, but there were calmer moments. A perfect morning simply discovering the details in a place not far from home that i had never seen before.

Grass Widows along the bluff above the Columbia River

Grass Widows along the bluff above the Columbia River

THere were bits of history laying about too, parts of life from long ago.

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and across the river I can almost see my home among the many homes in White Salmon, Washington.

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and there was even a hint of a rainbow in the distance on Underwood Mountain!

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ALSO a reminder before I go… I have my gallery show at the White Salmon Community Library until the last Saturday in March.. not much time left to go check it out if you are in the area!  Turnout has been amazing, and feedback has totally surprised and recharging to my spirit, thank you to all who have given me such lavish feedback!

You can also check out my side bar links, under Calendars and Books tab, to find galleries detailing my available photo books.

Thank you!

Darlisa Black

Starlisa Black Photography