I volunteered at Multnomah Falls day. Dayle subbed for my sister Denise who needed to stay home as she has broken her ankle, poor thing. When we arrived, the Falls were roaring, a lot of water was coming over due to heavy rains of late. Approximately 7500 gallons of water per SECOND at times like this.
After we'd been there for an hour, I went to fetch some hot mochas from the espresso cart - the girls know that I will hike up for my obligatory photo while they prepare our hot drinks. :-)You can see the video I made of the falls here.
See the people on the Benson Bridge?
The lower falls.. mosses and ferns.. lush and damp and roaring.
The extra falls.
Walking back to the lodge I thought I'd show you the mossy branches.. it's definitely lush here.
Here is my dear husband, waiting for my return.. or is he waiting for the coffee? :-)
I thought I'd show you a few more of the displays. This one below is about the Salmon in the river and their migration.
This below shows the different changes from the Salmon eggs from when they are laid and then turn into small fish.
This is a display of the Wildflowers of the Columbia River Gorge.
An interesting story today is a woman came in before we got there and reported that she'd lost her Lumix camera at Portland Women's Forum Scenic Viewpoint - and gave her name and information in case someone turned it in. She was very distraught as her grandson's Christening and her son's wedding photos were on there and she had not downloaded them as yet, plus all her trip photos. The morning volunteers told us the story and asked us to keep an eye out for it. Halfway through our shift the lady came in to tell us.. that she'd gone to Bonneville Dam to see "Herman the Sturgeon"... and what did she see? A man standing there taking a photo of Herman.. with HER camera! She recognized him from the viewpoint! It had fallen out of her pocket there and the man had picked it up, and stood there when she came back and was frantically searching high and low for it.. and never told her he had it!! Isn't that awful? She told him that she recognized him from the viewpoint and he sheepishly handed over the camera. Sheesh. Some people.
As were were heading home I skidded to a stop on the ramp to the freeway and hubby quickly snapped this shot of the sun setting over the Columbia River Gorge looking West. In the distance is Portland, Oregon -- Oregon State is on the left, Washington State is on the right.
Then I pulled off at Rooster Rock State Park and drove down to the boat basin and got this fun shot of the mossy rocks reflecting in the water.. and see the rock at the top? It used to be called a different kind of male rooster before that name fell into disfavor. :-)
Here is a photo that show's Rooster Rock better.. with the sky and sunset behind it. I kind of like this one!
When we entered the farmhouse I saw the setting sun shining through the beveled glass window in the kitchen and thought you'd enjoy seeing it.
We both visited our doctor for a checkup yesterday and the news is we are both doing excellent with our cholesterol in check, blood pressure good, and both our Diabetes Type 2 in great control with our A1C at 6 which is almost normal! Thank heavens for modern meds. :-) I was thrilled to find that I'd lost 8 lbs. since we began eating more healthy last month. The only bummer is that I have 2 cysts on my left hand at my little and ring finger joints and will be seeing a hand surgeon soon to get them removed.
Is that TMI? (Too Much Info) LOL! I'm an open book, I guess. Well, thanks for visiting! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)