“Clouds can dim the light of life,
But in return they can be the source of great enlightenment. ”
Backyard Baby And Mama Deer.
White Salmon, Washington sunset last week, lovely Mt. Hood in the distance across the mighty Columbia River in Oregon.
another recent sunset in Trout Lake, Washington
Amazing old fashioned grapes 🍇 at my brothers place, on their way to become canned grape juice. They smelled heavenly!
Aspen trees in Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Glenwood, Washington.
Columbia River Gorge is finally getting good fall colors. I have really been noticing beautiful yellow Oak trees this year!
The green patch is part of Dickey’s Farm in Bingen, Washington.
Rotary Club of White Salmon-Bingen presents the first annual ‘It Takes A Village’ peace promotion and community awareness event on Tuesday September 11th from 3 – 7 pm at Rheingarten Park in White Salmon. This will be happening in conjunction with the Farmers Market.
We encourage you to bring your business to the Farmers Market for this date, as there will be additional draws bringing in a larger than normal crowd.
Would you like to help represent a country? We are seeking community members from diverse backgrounds to share their cultural foods, games and knowledge.
We are going to be seeking volunteers to help with setting up our tents and tables, as well as taking them down. Please let us know if you can assist.
Please contact one of the event coordinators for more details or to sign up!
Tammy Kaufman – 509-637-3340 / TamaraKaufman@gmail.com
Debi Budnick – DebiBudnick@skylinehospital.org
Tammara Tippel – 509-493-3630 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a series of images taken on 4/20/18, from Trout Lake to White Salmon, WA. These are phone shots. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you find yourself grateful today for this wonderful planet we all share. Thank you for your visits, feel free to share my posts!
Spring is such a wondrous time of year. The sap begins to flow again in people as well as trees. Spirits lift, even spring storms become magnificent paintings instead of drudgery. I wake in the morning to the sounds of joyful birds and a smile on my face knowing that greens are returning via new leaves and buds; and colors will once again be painted into the landscape.
See more of my photography at starlisa.smugmug.com
While not entirely spring in Trout Lake, down the hill in Husum to White Salmon area flowers are popping. Here the upper valley we still have little spots of snow. However yesterday I woke up to the sound of birds singing loudly, birds I had not been hearing yet this year. That’s a good sign! How is spring progressing in your area?
Here are a few images from yesterday in the lower White Salmon River Valley.
Just this week alone there have been several remarkable sunset. Since the last post I have chased a couple more in White Salmon, Washington. Funny, I use the term “chased the sunset” as a gauge to how I am doing…or chasing clouds… If I do not say that for awhile, it is time to examine my priorities and take better care of myself!
June 18, 2016, on foot, walking the streets near home looking for a clear view for Mount Hood and the sweet standing wave clouds.
Same day, a drive up on a hill gave me this view of the Columbia River Gorge at sunset.
June 19th I was busy in the house and looked out the window and ran out into the street to catch these shots at the twilight hour.
Recently I was treated to an amazing sunset over the Columbia River Gorge in White Salmon, Washington. I drove to the top of a hill, met some new friends, and fell in love all over again with clouds and wind in my hair on a hill top as day deepened into twilight. Do you know that feeling? If not, find yourself out there somewhere, by a river, on a hilltop, in a desert. Watch past the sunset, watch for the fading light, the appearance of first planets and stars… and just breathe it all in with Gratitude.
For anyone who misses my more regular posts, I have no internet at home and it has been challenging to get somewhere with everything to post, when I do pop on internet, I have so many things to catch up on I get very little done!
Anyone want to help with that? I have a Tip Jar, a donate button on my wordpress website here, on the right sidebar down aways. Working my way back into the world again slowly, it has been a slow process this year, and have not been able to really work much lately. Things are looking up however! I will be an intern this summer at the museum in Bingen on weekends… you should pop in there and check out the displays, make a small donation to the museum, or even become a member for $20 a year for individuals!
So much rain, so fast; following a snowfall in the mountains and a pineapple express. Rivers in the Pacific Northwest are as overwhelmingly full and destructive as the fires of summer this year. Exacerbated by the erosion caused by the fires, the rivers are full of debri from upriver run off and landslides.
December 9, 2015, I took an afternoon drive up to Trout Lake, with stops in Husum to see the flooded Husum Falls. Sure enough, with the wild waters and occasional big log, a group of kayaks were running these temporary chocolate milk colored class 5 rapids.
In Trout Lake, parts of town had flooded as well, although downtown did not get hit with floodwaters as bad as the 1996 floods had caused. The water level was actually higher this time, but ditches had been improved and there were no piles of snow this time blocking off drainage.
There is a cabin in these photos, home of Perry Stephens. He said his house is fine so far, although water surrounded it up to the deck level due to a big log jam just above his house that is diverting the flow of the river.
Last but not least, Here is a rainbow I saw along highway 141 as I traveled up the White Salmon River!