Friday, January 29, 2010

Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood

I already shared my goofy ski videos but here are some more images from the trip to Mt. Hood Meadows. We drove up through the Columbia Gorge because it's so beautiful and one of my favorite places on earth.

Got some really interesting shots out the incredibly dirty windows of Matt's car...


and of course the Gorge is always happy to oblige with photogenic green trees and mists...
We used to stop at Multnomah Falls all the time on our way to my mom's family in Eastern Oregon. We always had to peek in the creek to see if we could find any fish. Usually there were a few to be found, but none this time.
Sooooo many memories of playing around this creek and looking for fish...

And just one more because it's so pretty.

Then onward to Mt. Hood! My mom calls this "her mountain" because you can have a great view of it from where she grew up, in Eastern Oregon (a small town called Grass Valley). I think of it as her mountain now, still.

Such a gorgeous day at Mt. Hood Meadows.

And pretty, pretty mountain scenes on the way back to Portland.


5 comments:

Terri said...

Mmmmmmm. Wonderful! I agree. Great memories. I miss seeing my mountain. Thanks for posting.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You captured some absolutely stunning pictures. Have you thought about turning these into a calendar for gifts? They are wonderful.

Daphne said...

Mom: you have the best mountain. :)

Bee: thank you! that's a good idea for next year, hmmm...

James said...

A calendar is a GREAT idea. Do it!!

Ally said...

So pretty, Daphne! The falls are just gorgeous. :)