Soft, Springy Earth

“What a joy it is

to feel the soft, springy

earth under my feet once more,

to follow grassy roads

that lead

to ferny brooks

where I can bathe my fingers

in a cataract of rippling

notes.”

~ Helen Keller

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From Fire to Ice, Returning to the Klickitat River

I recently posted about my Fire calendar, and now I finally processed more of last weeks Ice extravaganza.  There are previous ice posts as well/

These images are from December 10 when the area was hovering above and below 0 deg F for awhile.  Highly unusual and amazing… even the birds were confused.

Click on an Image and then use the arrows to scroll through larger images. 

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a page out of the new 4th edition of the Trout Lake and Beyond coffee table book.  Click on the image to learn more about all my photo products.

a page out of the new 4th edition of the Trout Lake and Beyond coffee table book. Click on the image to learn more about all my photo products.

Fishermen and Trains on the Klickitat

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I have been slipping up again lately making new posts!  Life has been full, with fall colors and lenticular clouds and historic train rides, so hopefully I can share more of those with you soon.

These are all taken in Lyle, Washington, from the Bridge whose shadow you see in the first image.  Here at the mouth of the wild untamed Klickitat River where it runs into the Columbia River, life has always been about fishing… for many thousands of years before Europeans came to America.  Salmon are the lifeblood of the local natives, who still fish along the rivers with dip nets and boats with nets.  Now, the boats that cluster around the mouths of the rivers are more often non natives, as there are different seasons for both groups.

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Osprey are amazing fishermen, and with the Eagles follow the Salmon and Steelhead runs

 

 

And just for fun an image from 2011 looking down from Fisher Hill bridge a couple miles up the river.

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