A Month of Adventure
October 16, 2015
Once again I’ve fallen behind in my blog. Summer and now Fall racing by at mach speed, I want to take a moment to breathe and fill you in on some of my recent ‘adventures’.
Many friends have come to the Columbia River Gorge this year to see this Gorge-ous place that I love and call home, so I’ve played tour guide often ~ a role I truly enjoy.
I took my friend Kathleen (amazing metalsmith, jewelry artist) & her husband (fellow photographer) Dan to Takhlakh Lake, looking for fall color with a quick stop at Trout Lake.
I finished out my birthday month by photographing long-time friends Cathy & Alex’s vineyard during harvest… mmm Demianni Winery ~ fabulous wine.
I went back to their vineyard to shoot the Super Harvest Moon and Lunar eclipse.
The next day I found birds and OTTERS at Taylor Lake with friends Nancy and Mike. A great finale to my birthday month!
October opened with a hike to Tamanawas Falls with friends Holly, Rick & Dianne where we enjoyed glorious fall color.
Lucky me, invited to watch bird banding near St. Cloud Recreation area.
The Gorge Bird Nerds took walks at Bingen Pond and Marina, Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Eagle Creek in October.
A Waterfall Festival is what I called a day driving a big loop up to Trout Lake, across 90 to Carson and down to Hwy 14. Dawn to dusk we were able to see 5 or 6 waterfalls ~ some were at the end of a hike & others were close to the road.
Two days later I hiked a small portion of the Pacific Crest Trail at Cascade Locks to Dry Creek Falls with friends.
I took a friend in search of Pikas near Beacon Rock ~ another day with multiple stops and beautiful Columbia River Gorge landscapes! I love these reclusive little critters that look like a cross between a bunny, and a squirrel with teddy bear ears.
…and in between I’ve been catching sunsets, birds in my garden and rescued kittens for Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue. In upcoming posts I’ll tell you details of each adventure…..
OH! Not to mention my upcoming art show ~ Art White Salmon’s Fall Tour!! Next weekend!! October 23, 24, 25. I’m limiting my shows this year, so this is one of only two opportunities for me to show off new work.
Come see my new work and that of other talented local artist friends!