King of the Mountain and other Snow images

boy climbs mountain of snow

Climbing to the top

boy stands tall at the top of a pile of snow, King of the mountain!

King of the Mountain!

king dethroned.. one slip of the foot and down goes the boy on the snow.

one slip of the foot, King dethroned

boy hides in snowy tree, but his coat shows through the branches

You Can’t See Me!

 

The Hills above town

The Hills above town

Snow covered trees on the hill above town

Snow covered trees on the hill above town

When the sun comes out, the trees and snow light up.

When the sun comes out, the trees and snow light up.

 

Other images around town on Feb. 10th before the rain moved in and temps soared and things got messy!

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A Winter’s Day in White Salmon

Columbia River Winter Sunset, taken from the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Husum Falls on the White Salmon River in Winter, February 8, 2014. The water under the falls was very green where the water was deep and churned up by the falls.    HusumFalls-winter_3205-2

Husum Falls on the White Salmon River in Winter, February 8, 2014. The water under the falls was very green where the water was deep and churned up by the falls.

February 9. 2014
Third day of shoveling, the snow has changed as temperatures warm above the low teens where they have been recently. Each shovelful is much more significant, and heavy. Above freezing for a while midday, it was much more pleasant also to walk around and enjoy the view. Most of these images are from today, I hope you enjoy.

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Columbia River Winter Sunset, taken from the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Columbia River Winter Sunset, taken from the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

High Speed Photography

As family and I traveled to Utah for a funeral,we drove through blizzards much of the way down, and then coming back 2 days later we had these lovely blue skies. I was a passenger in the back of the little Prius, (which is rare in my life), rolling down the window and shooting in both directions as we rolled along.  In Utah the speed limit is 80, so that was pretty high speed!  These images are all from the early hours of leaving Salt Lake and heading up into Idaho.

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Thank you for taking time to look, I really do appreciate the support. I do not yet have these images ready for printing or uploaded to my Galleries on Smugmug, but you can take a look at the other images I have in galleries by clicking on this image:

 

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Memories Spin in a Gust of Wind

This first photo was taken by my bro Larry Andreasen, also known as bobshots on Flickr.  Kind and gentle soul, he captured a feeling of timelessness here that I love about the lake.

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At times when the wind blows, it seems to pull me right out of my body and take me on a journey through life and time, as senses expand and tingle and scents from long ago drift by in full color.

Myself out in the fields of flowers with my old dog Rio.  This photo was taken by my good friend Janice Lorentz.

Myself out in the fields of flowers with my old dog Rio. This photo was taken by my good friend Janice Lorentz.

Before I got seriously into photography in about 2007, I wrote.. pages and pages of emotional processing after losing loved ones, interspersed with descriptions of the beauty around me.  Tonight  the mood returned for a bit.  If you are only here for the photography, now is the time to close the page and return to browsing.

This photo below is from around 1994-96.  Looking at it now, and then looking in the mirror I am surprised at the difference.  I keep thinking of cutting my hair off once again like I did back then, but now it would be half gray, with many more lines and wrinkles in the face and each wrinkle with a story behind it.  As to the hair, I wonder if the curls would return if it was short again.  Mom’s were…her hair was so pretty and silver curling around her laughing face. and her wrinkles were soft and full of love.   Funny how time slowly erodes us away.  Back when this photo was taken 20 years ago (oh gosh is it really 20?)  I even cared more how I look… now i just dress guerilla style, rough and tough, ready to be out in all conditions at any moment.  Forget to brush my hair some days and my clothes don’t always match.  At least my socks still do!

Myself and husband David Reel in about 1994-96.  He passed away  on January 16, 1996. Clicking on this image will take you to a previous post of memories.

Myself and husband David Reel in about 1994-96. He passed away on January 16, 1996.
Clicking on this image will take you to a previous post of memories.

 

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 I hear the wind whipping around outside tonight and feel the spirits dancing free, unhindered now by bodies that were failing. My mind seems to jump and spin as the clouds whip on by, and the moist air washes through my body as I breathe in deeply.  Perhaps if I step into that wind it might carry me far and wide to see the lands I dream of,  the friends I have only met online, and the places where the spirits dance and sing and pray to help guide us along our sometimes rocky way.

Peace be with you

always.

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Another photo of me and my old dog Rio in the wilds, taken by my friend Victor Vonsalza Gosh I miss that doggie!

Another photo of me and my old dog Rio in the wilds, taken by my friend Victor Vonsalza
Gosh I miss that doggie!

Larry Andreasen took the next two photos

LOL and I must include this one of me in the foggy Painted Hills one early dawn, taken by my Bro Larry Andreasen

LOL and I must include this one of me in the foggy Painted Hills one early dawn, taken by my Bro Larry Andreasen

On a wintry day, having wonderful fun on the closed road near home in White Salmon, with Larry who took the photo, and my daughter

On a wintry day, having wonderful fun on the closed road near home in White Salmon, with Larry who took the photo, and my daughter

and the darling daughter who makes my day when I hear her lovely voice

My daughter and I out playing in the snow. I did take THIS photo... the only one on the page that I took!

My daughter and I out playing in the snow. I did take THIS photo… the only one on the page that I took!

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Under the Storm Cell on Mount Hood

Under the Storm Cell on Mount Hood
© Darlisa Black

I always did love this shot looking up at a passing storm cell from up at Timberline… such wild and wooly weather these mountains create around themselves. Normally I am seeing the Hood from far away in White Salmon, Washington, watching the clouds dance around the peak or bury her completely. This is one of the many faces of Mount Hood from my last post

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This Friday evening September 20, 2013, from 5-8 pm at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon there will be a Trunk show with several artisans displaying our wares (yes, including me). If you are on facebook you can learn more here www.facebook.com/events/507564742652029/ They will also be open for business with their usual goodies and juices, coffee and snacks

or, here is a map for directions You can see a Bing map here for directions

My images are all my own, and any use for your own purposes is prohibited without talking to me first

Snowstorm Dec. 15, 2012

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White Salmon was turned into a fairyland Saturday afternoon and evening, children and adults were throwing snowballs and walking around looking at Christmas lights in the snow… invigorating and beautiful!  Good to enjoy while you can, by morning it was half melted and looking more bleak.

These are all iPhone shots taken around town during the storm

2013 Calender coming next week!

This is the front cover of my new calender!

I have been lax about posting on this blog lately, because I have been working on my starlisa.net website.  You can find a new page on that site with photos showing my new 2013 photography calendar and more information about how to get them.  Please feel free to share the link with your friends and help me do advertising that way!

2013 Starlisa Black Photography Calendar information can be found here 

 

Thank you for looking and sharing!

Starlisa

January Sunset in the Columbia River Gorge.

We were blessed with many wonderful sunsets, and then that was followed up by a huge snowstorm that tied things up all over… then came a Silver Thaw that caused trees to break all over the area, pulling down many power lines with them, Many people in Klickitat County were without power from 1 to 6 or 7 days, with power crews working long days trying to get to the trouble spots and fix them.

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Lenticular Sunrise in delicious PINK

Mount Adams was glowing so beautifully this morning in the alpenglow even before the sun directly kissed the snow on the peak… thanks to the Dogs I am taking care of I was up earlier enough, and all I had to do was throw on my boots and robe and grab my camera to run out on the deck and catch it… happy day!

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