Thunderstorms of a wild sort

August 9, 2013 the Cascades were rocked by a huge thunderstorm of the style you might see in the Midwest I think. One of the first strikes hit the hill above Bingen, Washington not far from us. Sirens were going off everywhere and power went out. Rainbow and orange clouds and lightning and me dancingContinue reading “Thunderstorms of a wild sort”

Mount Rainer National Park

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Bird Creek Meadows is Blossoming

Bear Grass has such intriguing blossoms, and they are thick this year! These images were all taken July 3, 2013.  Many of the lower blossoms are faded now July 12, but higher up the road there are still many flowers to enjoy.  There are also cute Critters. We also get some lovely sunsets… this oneContinue reading “Bird Creek Meadows is Blossoming”

Bird Creek Meadows Opening

Bear Grass has such intriguing blossoms, and they are thick this year! These images were all taken July 3, 2013 This is taken up by the locked gate to Bird Creek Meadows by Mount Adams… and that gate will open for the season Monday Morning early! The area is managed by the Yakama Tribe, andContinue reading “Bird Creek Meadows Opening”

Happy Fourth of July here in the United States!

Here you can see some of last years Fireworks  images from the Columbia River Gorge.  These are taken from White Salmon, WA of fireworks over Hood River, Oregon.  You can also see the smallest of Paul Allen’s three superyachts “The Meduse”.  It has its very own little helicopter for ship to shore! MY INFORMATION: BelowContinue reading “Happy Fourth of July here in the United States!”

Crown Point Aurora

  Aurora seen from Crown Point and the Vista House in the Columbia Gorge. I could hardly believe we could see it so well!  June 28, 2013 near midnight. this image shows the lights just coming up in a wave over Washington and the Columbia River   This next image a few minutes later showsContinue reading “Crown Point Aurora”

Aurora Borealis in Washington State

The featured image above and this next image are from June7,2013, as Northern lights danced in the midnight and early morning sky while I danced around my camera in the silence of a mountain night… which is never really silent, but alive with the songs of the stars, the movement of nocturnal birds and animals.Continue reading “Aurora Borealis in Washington State”

The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain

Recently we have been blessed in the Columbia River Gorge by a visit from the Tall Ships. This set of images were taken as they approached Hood River on the East bound journey Along their way at various ports these historic Ships give tours (for a small donation of $3) of the ships, often withContinue reading “The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain”

Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away!

I had the opportunity to drive over Satus Pass and see some herds of Wild Horses, with nearly as many colts as adults. They are so beautiful to watch, and the herds were made up of all colors. What a great treat! My one zoom lens, an EF 55-250 IS just was not up toContinue reading “Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away!”

Finally! A SmugMug Storefront for Prints!

After much learning I finally am opening my SmugMug store. I am still not happy with their pricing system, so I am going to set up a discount code to use on the Thin Wraps, Canvas Wraps, and Metal Prints. Meanwhile you can still go directly through me on those items via email at starlisa.black@gmail.comContinue reading “Finally! A SmugMug Storefront for Prints!”