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from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond




Saturday, January 30, 2016

First Flower

Winter Crocus


Every year, I see the first flower of the year in my moms garden. Oh, but not this year! This year it was in my own yard!!! A bright yellow crocus popped up in my front yard and was in full bloom when I noticed it during an afternoon sunbreak. Oh, I cannot WAIT for spring!!! I know it is still a pretty long way off. It is not even February yet, and things can be pretty bad around here during my birthday month. But the anticipation...

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Douglas Hollow School House

Douglas Hollow School House, Dufur Oregon

I have been unable to find any information online about the old abandoned Douglas Hollow School. It is located outside of Dufur, Oregon off a little dirt road that cut through the middle of an expanse of fields. I hiked to the top of one of the hills behind the dilapidated building and could see a full 360 view around me. A gorgeous location for the lonely little structure.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Clear Day View of Mt Hood

Mt. Hood from Milo McIver State Park, Estacada Oregon

While much of the country has been battered by intense winter storms, we in the Pacific Northwest were enjoying mild, sunny, almost spring like days. I took my son out to enjoy the sun yesterday afternoon and we hunted out a location that had a pretty view of Mt. Hood, since it seems like it has been quite a while since we have been able to see the peak. She shone in all her glory with a beautiful fresh coat of white snow. I am glad we got out to enjoy the sun a few times while it lasted, because the forecast says that the wet wintery weather returns to us starting today.

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