Macro Monday time again! Food and trees with super wicked thorns make an interesting mix, but what the heck?
This is the common Hawthorn tree. Their berries turn the most beautiful shades of red and black as they get ripe. A little history: the fruit, called a haw is used to make jelly, jam, wine, syrups, and add flavor to brandy.
The plum/peach pie that Mom made yesterday.
You know the digital photography class that I’m taking as an elective this year in school? Well, I just discovered yesterday on my first day of school, that it’s only a one semester class, and it starts in the spring, not fall. As you can imagine, I was upset. I already waited almost three months, and now I have to wait another four months!
I’m a little later than usual getting my post up, but anyway. We haven’t really went anywhere recently, but I did get this on the way down to a friend’s to pick some fruit.
(click to enlarge). The Portland Women’s Forum Viewpoint, aka Chanticleer Point is a little over three and a half miles down the mountain from us, and on the main drag through town. Usually hazy, this is the clearest the Gorge has been for quite some time. The river is so low that if you look closely, you can see how far the sand reaches out into the river.
The rest of the pictures are from the archives. We took the scenic way up the Gorge to Hood River get some ice cream cones. It was a fun trip, the view was amazing.
Coming home along the freeway.
The Crown Point Vista House from below, along the freeway.
And finally, the Columbia river, right before it forks.
When I checked the Sunday Stills blog early Monday morning and saw the challange was clouds, the sky was as blue as the ocean with not a single cloud in sight. I was thinking, when the challange is supposed to be clouds, we don’t have any, of course.
As it turns out, there was an onshore flow later that day, so clouds showed up around three or four in the afternoon. Finally something to shoot! Over the next couple of days, there were some pretty cool and amazing cloud displays.
This week I’m doing something a little different. I took so many pictures of the clouds, to put the ones I narrowed down to would make the post about fifteen miles long, so I’m putting them in a gallery. Click to enlarge.