My friend invited me up to her birthday barbeque on High Prairie today, and I took a photo of her goose while I was there. Then, on the way back down the hill home, I caught these sunset images from Sunday night, last day of May 2015. These are processed minimally, I wanted to just share as soon as possible.
ahhh, the wildflowers are blooming like crazy… they didn’t get the memo about winter being here until late March!
Catherine Creek Universal Access Area along Old Highway 8 near Lyle, WA is a wonderful ever changing place when spring hits… even if spring comes in February. Recent walks out around the paved handicap access trail in the sunshine that had a sharp bit of cold bite led to the discovery of fields of Grass Widows blooming, along with saxifrage varieties, Gold Stars, Prairie Stars, Columbia (purple) Desert Parsley as well as the yellow Desert Parsley. Pretty exciting! I will do another post soon with the wildflower closeups, but for this one i wanted to focus on this amazing beautiful day, February 22, 2015
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And a Moon Halo rainbow for good measure! This first shot was from early in February, and I hear they were seen not only here in White Salmon, WA but also in Alaska and Canada and who knows where else?
This next series is all from February 7, 2015, on a run away drive about I took to clear my head of computers and processing. It was a lovely day, and included some sweet visiting time with friends. I also got some sample GLASS PRINTS today, one portrait and one waterfall… they are very lovely! This is something new to add to my print styles. After all that, I headed East from Bingen chasing the light, my favorite style, no plans, just go. In spite of my thoughts of driving up county into the hills, I only made it to Major Creek and then Balfour Park where i took a nice walk. No eagles there at that time, but I did see some at the Creek, along with the rainbow. Unfortunately, my time got cut short by a call from my Sis who I take care of, and she really needed some help, so that became the priority of the later afternoon and evening.
SO, here are a few more photos, I hope you are all having a good weekend, and find things around you to be grateful for!
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Also, you can find some amazing information about all sorts of Atmospheric Optics on this web site ATOPTICS.com
Take care, find some beauty around you!
I have been learning some things about graphics design, in the process of creating an ad for myself in the Columbia Gorge Magazine. What a grand learning curve it has been, with the help of a couple friends giving me tips. I think this is the final result… although the print version will actually be a CMYK file saved as PDF. Finished ad will be 2.375″ square. What do you think?
UPDATE: I changed out the print for the final product
1. Ongoing Gallery Show of my work, mostly on Metal Prints, at Boda’s Kitchen in Hood River, Oregon, a lovely little Deli right at 404 Oak Street, downtown.
2. Leannan Sidhe’s Music , My sweet daughter!
Leannan Sidhe is a Singer Songwriter and her music is often described as Celtic style, Fairy music, or even “Enya like” You can hear her first album in the sidebar music player on this website, or hear and purchase her newest album on this link
NEWEST ALBUM: Leannan Sidhe “Mine to Love”
Her first album is available at this link
FIRST ALBUM: Leannan Sidhe “Fragile Dreams”
3. My images being used in local papers: The Weekender, an annual insert in The Enterprise in White Salmon will use this image to reference the Museum in Bingen. Clicking on the image will take you to the Gorge Heritage Museum website
THANK YOU FOR COMING BY! As always, please do check out my Galleries in the sidebar menu near the top to see many of my best images. You will see a group of albums, each with several images. The Biggest and Best album, “Best Prints: Inspiring Light” can be reached directly by clicking on this photo link below.