Fall at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Date of Visit: October 11, 2018 I’m working through the pictures, descriptions, and accounts of our recent Western US Loop road trip in order to write my posts. But the seasons are turning to Fall so I went out to grab some pictures of the changing colors. I went to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge thinking… Continue reading Fall at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Columbia Gorge 2.2: Where’d All The Trains Go?

Pictures Date: September 2, 2018 After a restful night in The Dalles I was ready to head out on my second day chasing trains. I was determined to get out east of  Maryhill, Washington. It is a loooong way out to Maryhill from Portland – about 120 miles. I thought it would be useful to… Continue reading Columbia Gorge 2.2: Where’d All The Trains Go?

Smoky Sunset at Hood Canal

If you live in the western U.S. or follow my blog you know we’ve had a hot, dry, smoky summer. Wildfires are burning in California, Oregon, and British Columbia. For about a week we had unhealthy air here in Portland. We’ve had burning eyes, irritated noses and the like. We are lucky enough to get invited… Continue reading Smoky Sunset at Hood Canal