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Hiking Catherine Creek

March 9, 2013

Steider Studios.Columbia River from Catherine Creek

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.

Steider Studios:  Grass Widow

Most people go to Catherine Creek to see wildflowers in bloom.  Grass Widows are nearing the end of their run.

Steider Studios:  Grass Widows over Columbia

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.

Steider Studios:  Clouds over Mosier

I hiked down to the waterfall area first and watched clouds over Mosier across the Columbia River.

Steider Studios:  Robin in Tree

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.

Steider Studios:  Catherine Creek

Catherine Creek spilled over the path, but there was a plank to cross just up the creek.

Steider Studios:  Robin and Grass Widows

On my way back down there were several robins dining among the wildflowers.

Steider Studios:  Robin in Flight

Just as the last robin flew off, I knew it was time to head back to the studio.

Coming up too fast:  Studio sale, the only time you can see EVERYTHING I make (you can read about it in this previous post) April 12, 13, 14 in conjunction with Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour.

Art of the Gorge, I’ll have some art glass and photographs () 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!

In case you didn’t know, you can see many of these photographs published as all occasion greeting cards in my Zibbet shop. Just click this link.

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