Category Archives: geology

~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #31: Landscapes ~

Looking northeast, toward a Bonneville Power Administration wind farm on the crest of the Columbia River Gorge. On this fascinating and beautiful drive, the terrain changes from dry grassy slopes in the photo above, to steppes hosting evergreen trees and shrubs. … Continue reading

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~ Approaching Vertigo ~ Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop ~

This week’s challenge is to experiment with point of view with the theme “Atop.” Atop

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~ Wishing Rocks ~ Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish ~

When I first read the story of the wishing rock in a small journal of the San Juan Islands (around 1983) I thought it was a cool local myth. “A wishing rock is any stone found on the beach that … Continue reading

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~ Rock and River ~ Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilience ~

Rock outcroppings amid the constantly tumbling rush of river waters is a favorite symbol of resilience to me. “Life force rushes to the ocean — relentless invigorating power channeled (though undiminished) by large boulders solidly grounded midst surging currents.”     … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Weekly Photo Challenge – Narrow ~

Washington State highway 14 eastbound — two lanes Slender fir trees tower over a tiny Pacific Ocean inlet Two way footpath through dunes to the Pacific Ocean If narrow leads me to expansive, vast wide open places, I can drive … Continue reading

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~ From Green to Gold ~ Columbia River Gorge ~

On this first day we wanted to make a dent in the distance from the southwest corner of Washington State to the northeast region, without pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion.  We started by driving I-84 on the Oregon … Continue reading

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