Snow Bright... Mt. Hood was so pretty today with a fresh coat of pure white snow. I had lunch with my older sister -- we share a love of coconut shrimp from Red Lobster, it comes with coconut & pineapple sauce.. yum. Then I went and did my lap swimming for an hour. When I was heading to my car the mountain was so pretty and the sun was shining, so I thought I'd take a drive to Sandy and out to the viewpoint to get a photo to share with you. Sorry it's fuzzy, all I had was my iPhone and I zoomed in to get this and you lose a lot of definition when you zoom. All the brown in the forest are the deciduous trees of winter, no green leaves.
This is unzoomed.. you can barely see the mountain. That is the Sandy River comprised of snowmelt from the mountain and all the rain falling over the countryside drains into it.A closer shot of the river below.
This is from an interpretive sign at the viewpoint.. I read it today while enjoying the fresh air and warm sun on my back. Can you imagine travelling across the wild country of America in a wagon pulled by oxen? Those were some brave people! If you have a hard time reading this, click on the image and it will open up bigger.
Dayle is at Portland Yacht Club scrubbing our sailboat, Stargazer, and he bought a brand new sail cover for her today. Poor ol' girl was needing some attention. The boat, that is. I just called him and he said he went down below in the boat and slipped somehow and fell down and hit his head. Oh my goodness! I guess he might need some attention of his own when he gets home. Poor ol' boy! Have a great weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)