Hubby filled in for my sister Denise and was my partner for volunteering at Multnomah Falls. It was an odd day as it was rainy, but when I went to the espresso cart for our mochas, the sun was shining! The barrista said, are you going to get your picture while I make these? LOL! She knows me well. So, off I hiked up to the viewing plaza and used my new Lumix camera and got this *GREAT* sunny shot with lots of water coming over the falls. I'm quite pleased with this camera!
Before we began our shift we had lunch in the lodge restaurant and I got a photo of this cute little hummingbird at one of their several feeders there. I find it charming that the staff there keeps these feeders filled for the adorable little birds.On my way up to the plaza.
The falls are 620 feet with both falls combined.. yes, the math is off, but there is another drop between the falls.
The Benson Bridge and lower falls.
I zoomed up to the top of the falls.
Here is a broader view of the area, the trail to the top of the falls goes to the left, but the viewing platform at the top is closed for the next year due to a landslide up there.
These are tiny little pink flowers that are all over in the plantings on the way to the falls. I think this is a "Stinky Bob" or Geranium Robertianum.
My favorite moss covered rock with 3 moss covered trees and ferns.
Another wildflower that might be a "Fragrant Fringecup".
Glorious sunshine on the forest.
More Fringecup and ferns.
After a nice afternoon of visiting with people from all over the world in the visitor center, we headed home. I wheeled over and jumped out of the car to get a photo of this patch of Lupine. Pretty!
Don't you just love wildflowers?
A shot looking eastward of the Columbia River Gorge with a stormy sky.
And now we're home, relaxing and I'm sharing our day with you. The weather is supposed to return to sunny and dry tomorrow and for the weekend. YAY!! Our son Shawn has invited us to his house for a tri-tip steak dinner on Sunday. I hope you have a fun weekend planned. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)