Wild Turkey and a Rainbow

With the heavy deluges of rain lately and lots of work-related meetings consuming my time, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to be on the trail lately.

To whet your appetites for my next adventure, here are a wild turkey and rainbow.

The pretty rainbow was a surprise visitor. I was on a hike on Sauvie Island during a a downpour. Then low-and-behold, for a few moments the sun broke out of the storm clouds.

Soon there was a large gorgeous rainbow dropping into the Columbia River. I couldn’t help thinking about the leprechaun’s pot of gold.

Not long after I was in the Glenwood area north of the Columbia River Gorge. Hiking in a mix of snow and rain, I spotted a group of wild turkeys. The fog was so thick that it was almost as dark as twilight. I had to set my ISO up to 2500 to take photos of the birds. Amazing!

Rainbow over the Columbia River

Rainbow over the Columbia River

A face only a mother could love (Wild Turkey)

A face only a mother could love (Wild Turkey)

A sunbreak on the Columbia River

A sunbreak on the Columbia River

Some snow in the Glenwood area

Snow in the Glenwood area

Klickitat River Valley

Klickitat River Valley



Categories: Columbia River Gorge Hikes, Portland OutingsTags: , ,


  1. John,
    In this Christmas season with your God giving ability you have blessed us all year long with narratives and pictures of what , to me , is haven on earth, for that I thank you and praise you, as you have enriched my life, many times over.
    Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year

    Ed Lyon
    Community Director, FCA Ventura County
    P.O. Box 6033, Ventura, CA 93006

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    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” Mathew 6:21
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