Friday, April 11, 2014

Gorge-ous Day

Hello my friends!  Thanks for stopping in.  I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday with my sister Denise.  It was a gorgeous day and we had a nice busy day with plenty of visitors.  I actually snapped this photo before I got in my car to head home.  It's not the best shot of the falls but you can see how everything is greening up.

See all the new green leaves coming out?  Yay!  I'm not a fan of the black naked trees of winter.

My little place where I'm almost onto the freeway to head home.. where the sun sparkles off the river on pretty days.  :-)

I pulled into the farm and asked Dayle and the boys if they'd like to ride with me up to Portland Women's Forum Scenic Viewpoint to see the view on this fine day so they hopped in my Explorer and off we went heading East for the approx. 5 mile drive to the point.  I wheeled over in front of Corbett School to get a shot of the view of Mt. Hood we have from Corbett.  :-)

A beautiful warm day.. a nice long shot of Vista House and the Columbia River Gorge with the new Spring green of the new leaves.

Closer.  See Beacon Rock?  And Bonneville Dam?  The land on the left of the river is Washington State, on the right.. Oregon.

Zoooooming in with my little Lumix camera.  You can even see the people sitting on the steps enjoying the warmth and the view!

Backing out a bit.. I like this shot.

Oh lookie.. the moon is out.

They have made some headway on repairing the burned roof of the Viewpoint Inn.. but it's far from being weather tight.. the roof is just boards, no shingles, so the rain continues to pour in.  Dreadful owners are not taking care of this poor historic inn.  :-(

The boys ran and ran up and down the sidewalk here and had a blast!  I asked them to hop up on the wall so grandma could get a photo.  My boys.

Zooming down for a shot of Rooster Rock.

I thought you might like to see a shot of the barges pushed by tugboats that ply the river taking goods back and forth.  They bring huge loads of wheat down the river to Portland from the wheat farms in the eastern side of Oregon.

I'm heading off soon to meet Gracie for our swimming workout at LA Fitness.  It's another GORGE-OUS DAY!  Have a wonderful Easter weekend!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Such great pictures, and it IS a GORGE-OUS day! ha-ha. Those boys are precious.

  2. OMGoodness Teresa you live in the most beautiful part of the country!! Everything is just so gorgeous! I bet in a way it's great to be home. The little boys are so cute and sweet. Have a great weekend, xoRobin

  3. Every single time you take pictures of the beautiful gorge I am left in awe of the beauty of it all. It's so pretty, it just doesn't even look a beautiful painting....just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing all these beautiful pictures with us. :)

    ((hugs)) to you sweet friend.

  4. It certainly looks a beautiful day there Teresa and the trees are greening up beautifully. Your boys are obviously delighted to have you back. Enjoy your swim and the weekend.....not quite Easter weekend yet ;0) XX

  5. You live in such a beautiful place. I've never been there, so I enjoy seeing your photos. The boys are getting so big! They look taller in shorts. :)

  6. Symply stunning Teresa!! Here we have trees greening up after a fire came through, love to see how most trees recover from fire. Always love pictures of Mt Hood ☺ and of course where you live

  7. You have some seriously beautiful scenery!

  8. Love that second photo - the one of the roadway. Gosh your little grandsons are growing up !! Time goes by so quickly doesn't it? Have a lovely weekend. xox

  9. Headed your way soon. Can't wait! Thanks for sharing the photos! It is Gorge-eous up there fir shure! See you soon! Have a great weekend!

  10. I must have said this quite a few times, but you live in such a GORGEOUS place! The Colombia River Gorge is amazing... Have a lovely weekend! :-) xxxx

  11. Wow, such a lot of greenery! Quite a contrast to the photos I have just posted. I love the shot of the moon (well I would wouldn't I with a blog name like mine!!).

    Have a lovely weekend with those boys of yours!


  12. Beautiful Day! So gorgeous out your way Teresa, thank you for sharing.

  13. Beautiful shots Teresa. Wow, you are a good sales person for your camera. I would love to have that camera!!!
    I believe you are a week early for Easter weekend? If not, then I am home all alone for Easter, as my husband is off on a mens trip to fish and camp.
    Happy weekend my friend!
    xo Kris

  14. Paisagens maravillhosas! Obrigada pela partilha.

  15. Your are so fortunate to be surrounded by such natural beauty. So amazing how everything has its season and now it is time for green again. :) Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  16. Wonderful pictures of the Gorge Teresa. It amazes me Everytime how you take the most beautiful pictures when I have the same exact camera and my pictures NEVER turn out so well.
    We're in Missoula, MT having the absolute best time with our Grandkids.

  17. Everything is looking so beautiful Teresa. Anne x

  18. This post is among my favorites of your posts, Teresa...a just right mix of beautiful photos, and interesting narrative...and perfect title :) Thanks for posting! xx

  19. Wow, just gorgeous, seeing all of this beauty has made my afternoon.

  20. Well, Teresa, I am here again and so far behind in reading your posts so I will comment a bit and take some steps back to the previous ones. You have such beautiful sights in your state, many are breath-taking, especially Mt. Hood, the falls and river scenes. I am sure you know how some things we just never get tired of looking at, like the ocean, or the beautiful sun rises and sunsets. I remember the first time I went to the Blue Ridge Mountains, every curve in the road I wanted to stop and snap a picture. I believe God knew what He was doing when He created these things. Your grandsons are growing up. I bet they are lots of fun and full of energy. Thank you for sharing with all of us
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :).
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)


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