I went out to see my fishermen friends along the river last week, and the Autumn colours were outstanding. This post is just so I can show you the lovely photos.
I met my friends at the Klickitat River at about 6:30am. It was dark and climbing down to the water’s edge was an adrenalin rush! I could hear the water roaring, and I could see a lighter grey streak where the water was, but we relied on headlamps to see the trail. As the sun came up, buyers showed up at the top of the hill and I climbed up there to help them with their purchase. Since I am not Yakama tribe, I am not allowed to fish, and I can only be on the rocky shore by invitation. When I got up to the top, I noticed the magnificent Fall colours, and grabbed my camera from my Jeep that was parked up there.
After the morning’s fishing was done, I said goodbye to everyone and tried to leave. But the views outside of Lyle, Washington, along Highway 14 were gorgeous. I had to pull over and take photos.
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Glad you liked the photos, Olivia!
These are spac-tac-ular! You know that the first one is my favourite and I really really love also the one with the fish. ❤ Finery it is! No snow bombed yet, has it? And no floods, I hope.
Yes, I know which one is your favourite. It might be mine, too. I’m not sure why seeing the road in the shot somehow makes it a great shot. I have taken a photo from that spot before. Something about it… No snow bombs here, ha ha. I don’t have regular TV, so I haven’t heard about any snow in the Pacific Northwest. The mountains are white again though, so that’s a good thing. We always wish for snow in the mountains. It has been very warm here in Rainier, not even dropping below 12 C at night, so just rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. Every single day it rains. Never stopping. *sigh* But… that’s what the weather is here in the winter, so no surprise. Luckily the rain is nice and steady, so the sopping wet soil has a chance to absorb it, and we have no flooding either. I checked the National Weather Service maps and it looks like there are floods up around Seattle. Thanks for worrying. ❤
Just stunning, Crystal. You really have to get off the beaten path to see the really beautiful stuff. I love seeing the river run and the ducks.
I’m glad my regular routine takes me to Lyle. The landscape out there is truly stunning. It always makes up for the very long drive. In fact, driving through the Columbia Gorge is usually amazing any time of year. What a beautiful land we live in. I wish you could hear the rushing pounding Klickitat River right there – it instills awe.
Really beautiful reflections in the water of the glorious fall colors.
Thanks Jenny. I think this group of photos is just beautiful. I’m so glad I was there to see it.