"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Monday, April 2, 2012

Falls and Mt. Hood

On the way to Costco today we took a drastic detour via the Columbia River Highway.
First we crossed the Sandy River.
Then we started seeing more little water falls than I could count or photograph, but here is one.
We saw the Columbia River and the snowcapped mountains in Washington state.
And we looked to the west where the Columbia eventually flows into the Pacific Ocean.
And we saw a bigger water fall...
and another water fall...
And then the mighty Multnomah Falls...
And the Oneonta Gorge...
AND THEN . . .
We got on I-84 and headed west to home then to Costco and captured shots of Mt Hood along the way.

Have you taken any detours lately ?


  1. I love the Area that you live in, If ever I get to visit, I will be quite familiar with the area between you and Teresa and your fantastic photographs and tours. The 'Horsetail Falls' and Mt Hood are impressive. I must take a detour soon, it is important not to miss the beauty on our 'Doorstep'. :) x

    1. Yes, I hope you get to visit the USA as well as take detours around you! I am enjoying Teresa's blogging so much! She is a wonderful artist-teacher-explorer! I am so glad I found her blog and am getting to know her and other interesting folk like you through her.
      Thanks for visiting, Lucy.

  2. Beautiful photos and a wonderful reason for the detour. Wish I could see sights like that when I go shopping!!! As your previous poster said as well I will be very familiar with the area that you and Teresa live in, just need to organise a visit now. keep dropping hints to DH. Anne x

    1. It will be wonderful if your DH decides to detour to the USA! (:

  3. PS also meant to say thankyou for your the birthday wishes you left on my blog. Anne x

  4. You certainly live in a wonderful and majestic place! I always adore Teresa's photos!!! You got some great shots on your little detour!
    Do your grands live with you? They are precious!
    XO Kris

    1. My SIL, two daughters, two grand girls, and two grand dogs are buying our home together, after the death of my husband several years ago. I am grateful we can be with each other, and feel very blessed.

  5. Hi Gracie.. how fun to be in the car with you as you traveled my familiar roads on your way to Costco.. LOL!! As you know, I'm forever taking detours in the quest of a pretty photo. I hope we can have lunch together soon! I'm glad we found each other! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Teresa, I am so glad we met and I look forward to seeing you soon, too! <3


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