Kissing the Earth

2016-02-25 18.02.57   A quote from one of my favorite authors and Zensman. I a going to do my best to be mindful to do this all week. Small steps.

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Hiking in January

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Once January rolls around in Ohio, the sun tends to remain hidden for days at at time. Yesterday was no exception. My dog and I, eager to spend some time outdoors, went hiking since the rain finally let up. This is what the weather man called a partly sunny day. It was fine by us. Anything is better than winter rain.

Cannon Beach #2

Cannon Beach #2

Cannon Beach #2

The cloud cover was quite thick when we were at Cannon Beach. At times it was difficult to see the mountains and trees that are in this photograph. The sun did burn most of the cloud cover off and what was left was moving at a pretty fast pace.

Columbia River Gorge Sunset #7

Columbia River Gorge Sunset #7

Columbia River Gorge Sunset #7

This is the last sunset I have from Oregon. We are looking into Washington State across the Columbia River as the sun is gong down behind the Cascade mountains. This might have been the best dinner location I have ever had.

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Latourell Falls #2

Latourell Falls #2

The first falls that we explored, Latourell Falls. The hike was pleasant and we were excited to get lost into Oregon’s wilderness. This hike had amazing views across valleys and mountains and was a great prep hike for the big 6 mile up and down a mountain that was to come.

Columbia River Gorge Sunset #6

Columbia River Gorge Sunset #6

Columbia River Gorge Sunset #6

Sun going down over the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon. In the distance you can see the Bridge of the Gods. This is one of my favorite photographs that I took during the trip.