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2012 

  Friday's Fotos - Ice Storm 2012, Columbia River Gorge   The power's finally back on and the house is warming up after reaching 48 degrees overnight. The Columbia River Gorge, or more specifically, the towns of Hood River and Parkdale, have been hit with lovely freezing rain after three feet of ...
01/20/2012
  Wordless Wednesday - Snow Dog!   This is our Australian shepard, Chance, who we rescued from a shelter five years ago. We were hit with a huge snow storm the last couple days and all three of our big dogs can't seem to get enough of the snow, even when they are covered in it! The chihuahua, not...
01/18/2012
  SNOW DAY! Mt. Hood, Most of Oregon Slammed by Huge Amounts of Snow!   We had aleady guessed, well before the school district made the official call this morning, that it would be a snow day today. We already had two feet of snow over the last couple days, but then we got 18 additional inches ju...
01/18/2012
  Speechless Sunday - Full Moon Setting   I took this photo this last week while the moon was full. It's actually in the morning, just after I dropped one of our sons off at school, so it is just before the moon set behind the mountains. I also love the silhouette of bare branches against a dark ...
01/15/2012
  Speechless Sunday - Heavy With Snow   We finally, FINALLY have a little snow. It started snowing last night and hasn't stopped yet today. This is the ponderosa tree out our side door. Such snowstorms are not uncommon here this time of year, but this year they have been few and far between. This...
01/15/2012
  Double Header Free Throw Contest In Hood River Next Sunday   The Knights of Columbus and the Hood River Elks Club will be holding their Free Throw Contest Next Sunday, January 22nd at Wy-East Middle School, 1 to 4 p.m. Area youth, ages 8 to 14 are eligible to participate.   There will also be a...
01/15/2012
  This Poor Guy's Ready To Turn His Life Around... Meet Fuji   Oh, if only we didn't already have four dogs ourselves... I'm a sucker for a guy who REALLY needs someone. Poor Fuji has had a tough first part of his life and is ready for a loving, caring family of his own. He has spent his entire l...
01/15/2012
  Art With A Heart - Children's Art Sale & Auction   This is a great opportunity for gorge youth to help neglected and abused children through the creation and sale of beautiful art.  Benefitting the Children's Advocacy Center and Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), this fund...
01/12/2012
  Wordless Wednesday - Sunrise Over Hood River, Oregon   I took this photo this morning in Hood River, just before the sun rose over the horizon. I couldn't believe the range of reds, purple and blues... even more amazing in person than I was able to capture in this photo. At least this is a tast...
01/11/2012
  Wordless Wednesday - A Winter Mt. Hood From Washington   I took this photo a week or so ago, just outside of White Salmon, Washington, looking toward Mt. Hood across the Columbia River. Although the Gorge and valley haven't received a lot of snow so far this winter, Mt. Hood is still covered. T...
01/11/2012
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