Many varieties of colorful wildflowers in bloom.
Early vibrant butterflies flitting from flower to flower.
Bald eagles, ravens and red-tailed hawks riding the thermals near the towering rimrock cliffs, looking for the next meal to catch.
Pretty blue skies seemingly stretching forever.
The remnants of a stretch of old road chiseled out of the cliffs, a short-lived experiment to use convicts for construction work a century ago.
Almost the end of winter.
The seven-mile loop hike east of Lyle was a beauty.
Stopping at the site of the long-removed cherry orchard, I met the hiking group from the Multnomah Athletic Club. Always a pleasure to see others enjoying the outdoors.