NATURE:
Columbia River Gorge

Nature is the art of God.
~Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, 1635

Beacon Rock State Park near Skamania WA

BEACON ROCK MONOLITH, Skamania, WA

Beacon Rock's native name is "Che-Che-op-tin," which translates to "the navel of the world." Native Americans weren't far off in their comparison, since the 848-foot basalt column once formed the core, or belly, of an ancient volcano. Lewis & Clark originally called it 'Beaten Rock' due to its craggy appearance. 

Ribbon Falls on Red Bluff Road near Stevenson WA

RIBBON FALLS, Stevenson, WA

Nellie Corser.jfalls and creek in Columbia Gorge, WA
St. Cloud park in Columbia Gorge near Skamania, WA
Columbia Gorge Dog Creek near Carson, WA

DOG MOUNTAIN, Carson,WA

Sun setting over Oregon from Quinn Mountain

SUNSET OVER OREGON
from QUINN MOUNTAIN, WA

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
Nellie Corser.jfalls and creek in Columbia Gorge, WA

NELLIE CORSER, Skamania, WA

Tragedy at Skamania WA

SKAMANIA LANDING, Skamania, WA

St. Cloud park in Columbia Gorge near Skamania, WA

ST. CLOUD, Skamania,WA

Bingen, WA bicycles in the tree

BINGEN WA

Cape Horn Bluffs from Quinn Mountainain.jpg

      CAPE HORN BLUFFS
      from QUINN MOUNTAIN, WA

Music...gives wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness,a life to everything. ~Plato

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

SILVER FALLS STATE PARK,OR

And this our life, exempt from public haunt,Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
~William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1599