This is Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia River Gorge - that is an Indian word that means "most pretty". It's a lovely cascading waterfall. You can tell it's late winter, some bit of greening up but wait until you see this in Spring and Summer. Very lush and green.
These rock formations on the Washington side of the river are called "Broughton's Bluff" - there is a closer photo below and I photographed a historic board that explains the story below. All the brown in this are deciduous trees, it will look all different in a month or two. See the waterfalls?
The first 3 lines on this are hard to read, but it starts - "Broughton's Expedition - Captain George Vancouver in a voyage of exploration to the Northwest... "
Below is a rare photo of a calm river in Winter with a hint of sunshine.
Below is a muffin pan that I made when I took a ceramics class at Mt. Hood Community College. What a project it was. I threw 6 matching cups on the pottery wheel, then rolled out a slab of clay, laid the cups evenly on the slab of clay, traced their shape, then cut out the holes - then I scored the clay and added water and attached the cups to the slab. Then I smoothed the surfaces, let it dry, then bisque fired it, then glazed it and then high fired it. Voila, a home made muffin pan! :-)
Dear husband made some pumpkin muffins in my pan tonight, they turned out delicious!
I want to take this time to thank those of you who took the time to leave me those lovely and heartfelt comments on my crochet blanket "ta-dah" post. Your comments are what make writing my blog a great experience, making new friends from all over the world. It's just awesome!
I wish I could personally hug you all.. (((((((((*HUGS*))))))))) Teresa