Spring Splendor

The green splendor of spring along Cripple Creek

The splendor of Spring is on massive display along the little known Cripple Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  The delightful many hues of Spring splendor manifest themselves with the diffused light of a cloudy sky.  The rain had just stopped so just about every green surface glowed in the wetness.

Cripple Creek Spring

Spring flow on Cripple Creek.

Cripple Creek Spring is an image I made along Cripple Creek; a small tributary of the Clackamas River.  Cripple Creek drains from the high country of the Roaring River Wilderness and dumps into the Clackamas Wild and Scenic River.  This location is passed by literally thousands of travelers on FS 46 on their way up […]

Forlorn Homestead

An abandoned and forlorn farmstead in rolling wheat fields in the Palouse of south eastern Washington state.

  This forlorn homestead is in very sad condition but shows hints of a vibrant and meaningful past.  Set as it is in the midst of the second largest wheat production area in the world, the Ukraine is first, the structure of the buildings shows a love of design and craftsmanship.  The lovely front porch […]

Gorge Stone Work

Rugged stone work shows the craftsmanship from the 1916 construction of the historic Columbia Gorge Highway.

  The historic Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway has many popular attractions such as Multnomah Falls and Crown Point.  Lesser known and appreciated is the solid and rugged stone work representing the craftsmanship of the workers who constructed the highway.  This image represents that craftsmanship so evident throughout the Gorge.  This lovely scene is just […]