Hello my friends, thanks for dropping by. Ready for some GREEN? :-) Oregon is infamous for it's rain. It can go on for days, weeks and months.. but an old woman once told me "Bloom where you are planted" - so I try make the best of it. I volunteered at the Visitor's Center at Multnomah Falls this afternoon with my younger sister. The falls were all iced over just a few days ago after a weeklong freezing spell, but then yesterday it warmed up to 50 degrees and by the time I got there today almost all vestiges of the ice was gone, but you can still see bits of it. (NOTE: There was a large flock of Trumpeter Swans wintering in the pond by Rooster Rock on my way to the falls that I always wished I had time to stop and photograph. :-)There was a LOT of water coming over the falls, it was ROARING like crazy!
Above I zoomed in on the top of the falls 620 up.
Some of the green I was talking about... moss on the rock wall on the way up to the viewing plaza.
Above is the creek rumbling down to join the Columbia River.. see the green lichen on rock wall? It's actually neon green.. it's so pretty.
See the bird on the wall? I meant to focus on him but he's fuzzy, I thought it was a neat photo anyway. He's a Varied Thrush.
Can you imagine the gurgle and swoosh of the creek rushing by?
I must say it's nice in the winter to volunteer when it's pretty quiet there, I get lots done on my crocheting. :-) I decided to spread my Rainbow Granny Stripe blanket out and get a photo on the information desk in the Visitor's Center. See the snowdrifts outside the door?
It's nice to warm up by the fire and my husband made Swedish Meatballs for dinner - over wide egg noodles and Lingonberry jam over the top with buttered green beans. MMMmmm.
Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.