Journey into Paradise

May Day dawned with the decision to head to the hills again for the first time in far too long.
I finally achieved escape velocity after various errands.  A short stop in Trout Lake, a side trip to the Ice caves (with no ice left!!) and then on my way up the 23 road.  Thanks to my niece Kate I was able to stay overnight, which is rare these days.  I spent most of the time at Takhlakh Lake relaxing.  No snow left, and already several  campers.  Camping is free until the end of May, so it is a great time to be there.  No Mosquitoes yet either, thank heavens.   here are a few quick saves while I download a lot of photos… Most of these will get more attention later on, these are mostly all unprocessed, which means dust bunnies are rampant since I need to clean my camera badly!   Thanks for coming by!

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October Pleasures

This is such a colorful month!  Here are some moments from the month so far that  I enjoyed tremendously and want to share.  There will be more in future pages!  Thank you for coming to see, and please send your friends.

If you CLICK on the images, most of them will link you to the corresponding image on my Smugmug storefront.  Enjoy!!!

Early October misty morning Bike rider at Trout Lake, Washington

Early October misty morning Bike rider at Trout Lake, Washington

A few times this month we have had Aurora activity in our area, but this one on October 8-9 is the only one I caught so far.  Taken about 1:18 am at Trout Lake, Washington overlooking Mount Adams.

A few times this month we have had Aurora activity in our area, but this one on October 8-9 is the only one I caught so far. Taken about 1:18 am at Trout Lake, Washington overlooking Mount Adams.

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Mount Adams the next morning after the Aurora

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Autumn on wild Fruit Trees in Pucker Huddle near White Salmon on October 15

Autumn on wild Fruit Trees in Pucker Huddle near White Salmon on October 15

Big old Ponderosa Pine Tree surrounded by colorful Vine Maples along the Forest Rd 23 above Trout Lake

Big old Ponderosa Pine Tree surrounded by colorful Vine Maples along the Forest Rd 23 above Trout Lake

Autumn Glory at Takhlakh Lake October 17, 2013

Autumn Glory at Takhlakh Lake October 16, 2013

Dutch oven cooking over a campfire as snow creeps closer is always invigorating

Dutch oven cooking over a campfire as snow creeps closer is always invigorating

Like giant Missiles emerging from their launch base surrounded by flames, Ponderosa Pines reach for the skies out of a thicket of colorful Vine Maples along forest road 23 out of Trout Lake

Like giant Missiles emerging from their launch base surrounded by flames, Ponderosa Pines reach for the skies out of a thicket of colorful Vine Maples along forest road 23 out of Trout Lake

Sleeping Beauty with Cirrus uncinus clouds

Sleeping Beauty with Cirrus uncinus clouds

My home away from Home, with a cozy little breakfast spot.  This is me after a night chasing the Aurora shown above.

My home away from Home, with a cozy little breakfast spot. This is me after a night chasing the Aurora shown above.

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Handmade 5″ x 7″ Photo notecards can be purchased locally at Artisan’s Jewelry and Gallery, in White Salmon; and in Heavenly Grounds in Trout Lake; as well as Dickey Farms in Bingen,Washington.

For information on any of my photo books, look in the sidebar of this page, and you will find links to albums showing what is in each book.   The calendars will be coming along soon also for 2014 and I will be doing presales, so let me know if you are interested.  I can take checks, cash, PayPal and debit/credit cards, so begin with an email and I will guide you along.

You can also request an assortment of cards by requesting a theme set such as Columbia Gorge, Mount Adams, Trout Lake and Beyond, Mount Hood, Flowers, Animals and Birds, Lenticular Clouds, Atmospheric Optics, Rainbows,  contact me  via email at starlisa.black@gmail.com

Notecard packs are  6 cards with envelopes for $20  or   10 cards for $30

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Ideas for Triptychs in Metal

a friend and I were coming up with some ideas for a large wall display for her newly remodeled home, and I found this idea exciting so I am sharing some of the grouping ideas with you to show the many possibilities available with Metal, Canvas and Thin Wrap style images.  They also turn out to be cheaper for wall space covered than one large image!

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