Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lazy Summer Day

   Deschutes River

As summer begins to wane, I thought I'd feature this photo that was taken in June of this year. The Deschutes River in Central Oregon is a major tributary of the Columbia River and is famous for white water rafting and for great fishing.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beautiful Pastoral Setting

    Helvetia Hills

In the Tualatin Valley northwest of Portland, Oregon sits the community of Helvetia. It was named by Swiss immigrants who settled there in the nineteenth century. This area is famous for agriculture, wineries, and for just being utterly beautiful!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Sunlit Summer Day

  Poetry in the Wild

Finding peace in a remote and remarkable site is probably my most favorite thing to do...besides writing about it! This is another shot of the Salmon River on Mt. Hood in the Cascade Range of Oregon. A memory was made that day with my sweet husband as he used his oil paints to record this site.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

National Wild and Scenic River

  The Salmon River

At 33.9 miles long, the Salmon River drains a portion of Mt. Hood in Oregon's Cascade Range. Its entire length is protected as a "National Wild and Scenic River," the only such river in the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. Spending time near it is one of my favorite things to do!