A year ago, I ventured to Palouse Falls and spent my first night under the stars taking pictures, marveling with every exposure at what my viewfinder revealed. This summer I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and during the six months of chemotherapy I ventured to Palouse Falls several times. The scope of the falls helped me keep things in perspective. Last week I finally had regained enough strength to return for a night under the stars at the falls where I took this picture. The glow of civilization is seen on the horizon, small fires under the massive ancient flow of the Milky Way and carving waters of the Palouse.
Puffy clouds sailing through the sea of snow and trees.
First warm day of Spring in the Desert!
There were lots of these along the trail, and they all wanted their picture taken.
My favorite part of spring: the days are long enough to go on post-work sunset hikes. Aahh!
Near the trailhead at Monte Cristo Mine Hike off of Mountain Loop Highway. Within the first half mile of the 8 mile round trip hike looking up the embankment. This was taken in the late afternoon just after a warm August rain shower in 2013.
Trail to wallace falls
We hiked to the Rocks of Sharon from the Stevens Creek trailhead, making an 8 mile loop around the Iller Creek trailhead.
The time is right to enjoy the gold blooms on South Hill's Highdrive bluff!
Towards the summit of Dirtyface Lookout and Peak... It was steep and slushy!
Nice view of the river from up on Lime Kiln Trail.
Sunset on Rainier's Panorama Point facing South.
White phlox on a rocky ridge on Mt Cleman-Yakima area
View from Columbia Hills Natural Area Preserve
took a 2 second exposure to smooth out the water a little.
Taken on a hike up Cote's Peak during a rain storm.