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2011 

  Speechless Sunday - A Piece of America's Heartland: Goldendale, Washington   I took this photo last weekend in Goldendale, Washington. Goldendale is a huge agricultural area, such an important part of Washington's and America's heartland and I think this photo has so much atmosphere. Oh, and th...
10/30/2011
  For a Fun & Sweet Addition... Meet Sparky!   If you're looking for a fun addition to your family... Sparky is the one!  Still just a puppy at 10 months old, Sparky is a Chihuahua mix and loves to romp and play the day away, but also loves to settle down and cuddle. He is also very gentle and sw...
10/30/2011
  Visit Your Nearest Hood River Valley Pumpkin Patch   It's easy enough now days to pick up your Halloween pumpkins at your nearest grocery store or even Walmart, but around here, there's nothing quite like visiting a local pumpkin patch. Our favorite is at Rasmussen Farms because they not only h...
10/27/2011
  Safely Trick-Or-Treat Main Street In Hood River     This is one of our favorite Hood River traditions. Our first Halloween here, four years ago, our boys and I headed to town to scout out neighborhoods to trick-or-treat. We live in a very rural area, where the neighbors are few and far between,...
10/27/2011
  Wordless Wednesday - Tilting At Windmills   Literally! I just tilted my camera at these windmills in Goldendale, Washington and came up with an awesome shot into the clouds. These massive structures line ridge after ridge in this region where wind power is the new norm. I took this photo Sunday...
10/25/2011
  Wordless Wednesday - The Columbia River Gorge From Stonehenge   I took this photo on Sunday when our boys and I visited Stonehenge, a unique World War One war memorial just outside Goldendale, Washington. I love the orchards, autumn colors and arid bluffs across the river from this vantage poin...
10/25/2011
  The Columbia Gorge's Own "Stonehenge"   Built as a war memorial for locals lost in World War I, Stonehenge stands high on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River, just outside Goldendale, Washinton. Based on the original Stonehenge in England, it was built in 1918 by Samuel Hill, an original set...
10/25/2011
  Speechless Sunday - Autumn on Whiskey Creek Road   This is one of my favorite roads around Hood River and it's never prettier than in the autumn. I took this photo on Whiskey Creek Road, just off Highway 35, this morning and I love the mix of autumn and green colors, as well as the early mornin...
10/23/2011
  Hood River Fire Department Presents Its Annual Haunted House   For two frightening evenings only, the Hood River Fire Department presents it's annual haunted house. Don't miss the thrills and chills on Saturday, October 29th and Monday, October 31st, from dusk to 10 p.m. Located at 921 12 Stree...
10/23/2011
  Speechless Sunday - One Last Football Shot As The 2011 Season Ends   The Hood River Middle School/Wyeast 7th grade football team ended their 2011 season on Friday with a heartbreaking loss to The Dalles. But, as this photo demonstrates, the team fought hard and ended the season with dignity and...
10/23/2011
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