This is a recent sunset from the Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve, near Trout Lake, Washington
WIshing you a Happy Holiday season, a belated Merry Christmas and Winter Solstice, and any other holiday you may follow!
I have a winter set of 5 x 7″ notecards available as random assortment or handpicked selection. These are printed directly as color copies of a PDF file, onto a glossy coverstock paper using a high quality printer, and were quite popular recently at the Trout Lake Christmas Bazaar!
PRICE: 10 pack with envelopes for $25 or 6 for $15
I can take payment via paypal, debit/ credit, or check.
Include shipping and handling of $5 (or $7 for larger orders of 20 or more) and tax on Washington orders.
1. Order a random set and I will pick out the number of cards you want for you ;
2. Give me a list of card numbers and how many of each in an email to starlisa.black (at) gmail (dot) com or on facebook message at https://www.facebook.com/StarlisaBlack . Include your email, and I can send you an invoice which you can pay with paypal, or credit/debit cards; or send a check to
P.O. Box 854,
White Salmon, WA, 98672
These cards have no writing inside, but on the back there is a fair amount of information on what and where, and in some cases a bit of history and other tidbits about our area. I intentionally left them as generic winter cards primarily because I have a wide range of friends and fans on many religious and non religious paths in life and I like to honor individual choice.
What a day for a daydream… la la la! This afternoon I took off on a chase the light and Lenticular cloud mission, driving East from White Salmon along Highway 14. Unsure of what I wanted to catch or which way to go, I kept my eye on the sky, with frequent stops to jump out and catch a photo or three. Before I knew it I was past Dalles Mountain and ahead of me the Golden Hour light was shining on Horsethief Butte and some bare red bushes by the road, so I quickly pulled over at the Trail head and began to explore.
I had thought to drive much further out or up towards Mount Adams east side, but found myself entranced by the many compositions all around me at the Butte. Wandering down the trail, the light and clouds grew ever more fascinating
Large stacks of Altocumulus lenticularis clouds to the south and east of The Dalles, Oregon began to glow with sunset colors
To the West, Mount Hood in the distance was wearing a lovely cap that turned orange briefly during sunset, and the sky took on the pink and orange in the area where the sun had just set over Horsethief Lake.
This is just a sampling of this evenings photo shoot… I have not taken this many images at one time in many months. Hope you enjoyed… for me it was a transcendent, spiritual evening standing out over the Columbia River with all this light and color and joy washing through the cells of my body! Thanks for looking, and feel free to use the share buttons at the bottom..
Please check out the links in the side bar to learn more about my photography. I do have a large gallery show hanging once more at North Shore Cafe in White Salmon, Washington through March. Come on by if you are in the area! You can find my photo greeting cards for sale at Artisan’s in White Salmon, and at Dickey’s farm in Bingen.
This time of year is such a joy after the dark times to have the light, and with it the earliest of flowers and the waterfalls that Grace cliffs of the gorge. Grass windows bloom even as the snow melts along the mossy seasonally wet plateaus in the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge bordering Washington and Oregon. Snowdrops poke their heads out under the snow in local gardens, and heavy rains bring everything to life.
Most of these images except this top featured image of Snowdrops are all iPhone shots.
A day at the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort with my friend Cheryl brought wonderful much-needed muscle relaxation, and photo opportunities before the visit to the resort. This lovely weeping wall covered with ice caught my attention on the way in, and called for a pause for taking pictures.
Tonight in White Salmon we have 4-6 inches of snow and still coming down, so now the ice will be all covered with little caps of snow! I must go do some shoveling now… sigh. My sister has to get out for Dialysis in the morning, and cannot miss that.
Thanks for visiting… and if you are in the area during February or March you can come see my large photo display at North Shore Cafe at 166 E. Jewett White Salmon, WA 98672 right on the main street through town, highway 141.
My images are all my own, and are copyrighted. Many of them when clicked on take you to the higher quality image on my SmugMug gallery where you can purchase prints. For Metal or Canvas prints, use this contact form to email me, or for comments use the regular comment box at the bottom of the page. I do licence images for many uses as well, just ask… and see my About the Photographer page in the menu bar to the right.
Also I hope you come see my photo galleries at this link or explore the links in the sidebar for my thousands of images on Flickr, or come like my page on Facebook, and see the coffee table books and calendars in my menu.
In the next few days my next shipment of calendars will be arriving, and the first run will get sent out to the folks who have prepaid and are waiting patiently. I will let you know soon if more will be available! Also, I did order 20 Desk calendars that have a full 12 months of photos as well, but are only $16.00 . They are a mixture of the best shots from the other 2014 calendars which you can see by clicking on the calendar image below: