Hubby and I volunteered at Multnomah Falls today. My sister is visiting Florida and so hubby subs for her when she can't work with me. This first photo is the gorge from my viewpoint on the way home. The sun was shining on the snow on the cliffs in the distance.
The sun was also shining on the cliffside by the waterfall. A lot of water was coming over the falls due to so much rain and snowfall here.The green lichen was bright today.
I took a photo of this old plaque installed on a drinking fountain installed by the Daughters of the American Revoltion in the plaza near the falls. I'm a member of DAR - and am very excited as the water fountain has been inoperable for many years and water has been brought to the fountain in the last few weeks during some work being done on the plaza when removing some trees and filling in the holes in the concrete. Yay!
The water in Multnomah Creek is running clean and cold. Soon there will be a Spring run of the salmon spawning here.
I turned and got a shot of the falls from the bridge, the arched rock walls are a common design theme along the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Here is a shot looking across the Columbia River to the cliffs on the Washington side and the Union Pacific Railroad bridge. I love the old wooden sign that shows the distances via rail to Oregon and Washington cities from this location. Note the sand bags - they are there to keep the creek from overflowing onto the walkway from the falls out to the freeway parking lot.
The sun was sparkling on the river looking West towards Portland.
Here is Vista House and Rooster Rock.. notice the snow on Larch Mountain?
Spring in Oregon? LOL!
We awoke to snow over the farm for the last 3 days - this was this morning. It's mostly melted by now.
We are now resting in our easy chairs by the fire, Buddy the dog is glad we're home. I started on Teddy Bear #4 today - for Michael, our oldest grandchild. Denim blue. OH.. I got the neatest email today.. a man had googled trade beads and found my blog post about them and said he'd found a bunch of Russian blue trade beads in a construction site and asked me if I'd be interested in them. I wrote back and said.. tell me more. :-) I'll let you know what happened. ALSO - today while we were volunteering we met a young woman that lives in far north Canada, near the Alaskan border and told us of the wonderful artwork by the native people of her area. They are the Haisla people. She made baskets of cedar and all kinds of art. That was neat! I hope you are having a great week. Our son has invited us to dinner on Sunday. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)