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Friday, April 11, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Just realized that this is my 300th post since I started blogging

If you would like to join in the fun go to Tom's site
This is a photo of the sunset at the Columbia Gorge last yr. One of our free camping spots at Rufus
For over 31,000 years, the Columbia River Gorge has supported flourishing civilizations. Evidence of the Folsom and Marmes people, who crossed the Great Continental Divide from Asia, were found in archaeological digs. Excavations at Five Mile Rapids, a few miles east of The Dalles, show humans have occupied this ideal salmon fishing site for more than 10,000 years.

The Columbia River Plateau was created by a series of basalt flows. The flows covered 164,000 square kilometers -- portions of northeast Oregon, southwest Washington and western Idaho.
Cannon Beach


65 comments:

Rose said...

You got three winners here for sure!

Luke Wiley said...

wow! congrats on 300!
I've been to these places. I particularly love cannon beach! very nice sky watch!
Wiley Willows Photoblog

SandyCarlson said...

Lilli, You've outdone yourself this time!

Meggie said...

Congrats on your 300th post, Lilli! Your sky shots are lovely...the horizon shots are great!

The Texican said...

I sometimes think I remember when Columbia Gorge was nothing but a gorge. Was it really that long ago? Great sky shots. Thanks for the visit the other day -come back anytime.

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous photos, wow! And great history too! Thanks.

Picturing of Life said...

Love all you pics..

My SWF few from balcony in here Thanks

juliana rw said...

I like the second pics. COngrat for your 300th posts :D

Will you visit my SWF Thanks.

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Old Wom Tigley said...

These are so beautiful and the history of the place is truely awesome to... I had visions of the salmon jumping and being trapped. The importance of the salmon run back then would be live and death for some.
Thank you also for Sharing your 300th post with Sky Watch... I'm so pleased for you. I wish you many many more posts..
Your friend
Tom

Ida said...

Beautiful Sky Watch Lilli.
Love the photos from the beach.
Congrats on no. 300! :)))

Blue said...

Congrats on your 300 post, here's to the next 300!

That first photo made me go wow!
But, love the blue sky & beach as 2of my fav's things together.

Have a good w/e1

Gattina said...

Really very beautiful !

quintarantino said...

Congratulations on your 300th post; loved the beach photos.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful pictures all of them,but I like the lst one best,it`s gorgeous:o)

Marie said...

I love your post! Beautiful photos!

oldmanlincoln said...

Really nice post today.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

luiz.ramosforest said...

Greeat shot and history too.
I like this blog very much.

gardenpath said...

Very pretty! And of special interest to me--I was born in Oregon.

Ana said...

Congratulations to your 300 posts.
Yesterday I went to the USA map in order to see where Oregon is. Uau...so far from away from where I live.

Very nice to learn about your State, with your nice pics.

Bye, Ana.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ooo.. that first one is gorgeous. The warm tones of that photo is very nice and the sun how it burst into a start... nice!

Congrats on 300, gives me an excuse to go out and celebrate tonight... any reason to get my DH to take me out for dinner is good enough... LOL

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful photos from you to day! They are all beautiful so I'm have some truble to fint a favirite:)
Have a nice and fun SWF:)

guild-rez said...

Three great pictures, three great views from the Columbia Gorge.
A hikers paradise..
Have a wonderful weekend.
Gisela

Neal said...

Those are beautiful. I especially like the bottom photo.

the teach said...

Wonderful you got that sunset that high in the sky! Cannon Beach is beautiful! :)

Anita said...

So pretty! And congrats on your 300th post! :)

RuneE said...

I like pictures taken straight against the sun - difficult, but can give some interesting results. Thank you for the additional information.

John said...

Very nice shots! Congrat on your 300th post Lilli.

Daniel J Santos said...

Excellent post, excellent pictures.

ellen b said...

Beautiful shots Lilli,
I've been to different parts of the Gorge but I've yet to see Canon Beach. I'll need to do that someday.

Kim said...

Congratulations on number 300, and nice shots to celebrate it.

Jonna said...

Your 300th post! Cool. I loved your photo entries today. Never been there, but would like to go. Thanks for the lesson!

Dewdrop said...

LOVE the way the sun twinkles in this one!!!

Sonia said...

Congratulations on your 300th post, Lilli!

What a gorgeous photos! I miss so much the ocean's beach... they are so beautiful!

Thanks for your nice comment on my place!

Andrea said...

Your 300th post is a gorgeous one. Congratulations on the great shots and on your 300th post.

granmal said...

These are gorgeous.

naturglede said...

Nice photoes! I love the last one:)

Meggie said...

Lilli: Stop and see me when you have a moment, I have something for you.

Lyn said...

all of them are amazing! great skf!

rosemary said...

300 posts and some of the most glorious pictures i have ever seen. Lilli you have such an eye and talent.

Kostas said...

Marvellous team photographs the sun in his leading moment and the vastness sky!

Misty Dawn said...

These photos are spectacular! Thanks for the background on the area of these photos too. Beautiful work!

Berit said...

OH so beautiful!!!!!

DeeMom said...

Three Wonderful pictures...

Sandy's Notes said...

I take my hat off to you, these are so peaceful, makes me want to be there.

kay said...

Oh My, how pretty. I've not been to your part of the world---until now!. Thank you for visiting me, and I look forward to coming back.

Katney said...

Rufus OR is a name that brings back memories. A flat tire in the middle of the night on a college Christmas vacation trip home to Southern California. Rufus OR and Weed CA, the next spot that was significant in the trip, where I called home to say I would miss my flight from San Francisco to LA and found out my Dad had already left for the airport early-an hour and a half drive. It was 1964 and ice storms and flooding had cut off a lot of travel up and down the coast, so we were lucky to get through at all. A pair of burly construction workers took us 35 miles back to Rufus, the only place we could get another tire--as this was the second flat on that ill fated trip. BTW, we lost the heat somewhere near Bend and for the return trip my friend I was riding with borrowed a paper clip from my mother to repair it. Inspired confidence in the parents, that did.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful captures. thanks for sharing.

Paulie said...

Love Cannon Beach! Your photos are delightful. I love the Columbia River Gorge also. I went to the Skamania Fair last summer and saw parts of it again . Between the brilliance of the sun and the blue of the sky, those photos are a real treasure!

Marcos Santos said...

Very nice!
Good Shots!

madretz said...

congrats on #300!!!! love the lens flares from the sun.

Denise BC said...

Images wonderful, great shot.

Denise BC

dot said...

I can't see where I commented on your post and I really hate that. Now how did I miss it?
Congratulations on your 300th post! I might make it there soon myself.
I love these beach pictures! I think we are very fortunate in the USA to have some very beautiful beaches.

Randi said...

there is some many place i wont to visit....and this is for sure one of them.


Hve a nice day

cocabixinhos said...

So bright light you have there! Beautiful :)

CherryPie said...

They are all beautiful but I especially like the bottom one?

lv2scpbk said...

Lots of nice photos.

Quiet Paths said...

You speak my language with these photos. So lovely.

Petunia said...

Congrats on your 300 and the award!!! That's so great!

Love your post! The second pictue is absolutely my favorite!

Petunia's SWF

andrée said...

Fascinating geography. I'm glad you told us about the area. That looks like the best beach ever, and the flare of the sun in the lens is wonderful.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thanks for the history lesson, Lilli. The first sky photo is amazing!

Wow! 300? WOW!!

beatingthebounds said...

Three fabulous photos, but I particularly like the last. I feel like I could just walk into the scene and meander down the beach. (And how nice if only I could!)

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Wonderful photos!

I loved the first!

Beautiful shot of sky and sun!!

I want thank you for visit my SKY WATCH FRIDAY

SANTILLI

Anna said...

These are all gorgeous, but I'm going to have to say I like that last one best. I'm just a sucker for the beach. Also, I love the way the sun is just out of the frame on this one, but the rays are there so you know it's there. I'd love to be there, too.

chanpheng said...

Lovely photos on your 300th post.