Monthly Archives: October 2012

Snow globe

Water droplet on serviceberry leaf, Clackamas Mountain, Okanogan National Forest. Look closely: there’s a very tiny snowflake on top of the rain droplet.

Swan River

The Swan River east of Bigfork, MT. I haven’t seen rainclouds in months!

Lake Pend Oreille – 2

Another view from Green Bay on Lake Pend Oreille.

Lake Pend Oreille

Green Bay, Lake Pend Oreille. This is one of the most scenic campgrounds I’ve seen on the lake.

East Fork Bull River – 2

Another from the East Fork Bull River, this one showing a bit of the dusky sky.

East Fork Bull River

East Fork Bull River, western Montana. I lay half submerged in the river for about 45 minutes taking pictures at sunset yesterday. Heated seats in the car have never felt so good!

Tieton River

Fall colors on the Tieton River west of Yakima. Although the mountains of the Pacific Northwest get most of the attention for their autumn larch shows, the Columbia Basin has its own fall flair, with sumac, serviceberry, aspen and cottonwood leaves turning color and rabbitbrush blooming. The Tieton River even boasts the Oregon White Oak, the only oak native to Washington.