Scenes from Early Winter

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Pacific Northwest

During January, I had the opportunity to do some exploring and photography.

The first destination was the east side of the Columbia River Gorge. If any place is sunny, it’s usually the area around The Dalles. Instead, I was treated to dense, freezing fog.

At 10 am it was like the middle of night

The sun burnt through the fog to a certain extent by the time I reached the Deschutes River.

Too cold to fish

On the way back, I made a detour to Trout Lake. It’s a wonderful and small community north of the Gorge.

Mt. Adams from Trout Lake

Several days later, I drove to Sauvie Island to see if some wildfowl could be spotted. To my delight, I was treated to a pretty rainbow.

Sauvie Island

Later in the month, I made a trip to the Coastal Mountains. During a snowstorm, several Roosevelt elk were seen feeding in an open meadow.


Back in town, I enjoyed the greenhouse and the views of the snow-covered mountains.

Greenhouse flower

Mt. St. Helens with Mt. Rainier peeking out its left side



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  1. Just love the colors on that one you took at the Deschutes River! I love the Trout Lake area and views of Mt. Adams. Great pics!

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