Hiking Catherine Creek
March 9, 2013
This has been the busiest spring for me in a very long time. My opening at The Nook was fabulous! You can still see the show along with the Preview Show for Gorge Artists Open Studios through the end of March at Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River. Between preparing for upcoming shows and attending meetings for more upcoming shows I needed a break from my crazy schedule, so headed out to Catherine Creek for a hike.
Most people go to Catherine Creek to see wildflowers in bloom. Grass Widows are nearing the end of their run.
It’s inspiring and calming to be surrounded by these fields of wildflowers, the deep blue of the Columbia, and under a marvelously sunny warm day.
I hiked down to the waterfall area first and watched clouds over Mosier across the Columbia River.
Then I headed up to the arch and found robins! I also saw a couple of butterflies but they were too fast and far away to identify.
Catherine Creek spilled over the path, but there was a plank to cross just up the creek.
On my way back down there were several robins dining among the wildflowers.
Just as the last robin flew off, I knew it was time to head back to the studio.
Art of the Gorge, I’ll have some art glass and photographs (here is my post from last year) at Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River April 20, 21 in conjunction with Blossom Festival.
Gathering of the Guilds, I’ll have a booth full of art glass April 26, 27, 28 Oregon Glass Guild‘s annual Glass Gallery at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Tell me you’re coming to see me and my artwork!