Melissa Leady

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Elowah

Apr 2, 2016
Elowah

I'm in love with this off-the-beaten-path waterfall, just down the road from Multnomah! We discovered it this week, and pretty much had the entire falls all to ourselves. We hiked in, under a mile, easy trail but a bit rocky. The trail enters a steep c...

Tulip Town

Apr 1, 2016
Tulip Town

I feel like I've gotten to know most of the tulip fields around La Connor and Mt Vernon in the past few years, so I was surprised to stumble upon this large commercial viewing field called Tulip Town. It rivals Roozengarde in size, and like Roozenbarge...

Daffodils and Snow Geese

Mar 31, 2016
Daffodils and Snow Geese

This past weekend was our annual Skagit Valley Easter trip. It was an early Easter this year, but luckily an early spring as well. The daffodil fields were just passing their prime, and the snow geese were still in the area. A huge flock can (sort of) ...

Layer Cake Bluffs

Mar 21, 2016
Layer Cake Bluffs

Finally a break in the weather!  We had some sunshine over the weekend, and actually had already planned a trip to Goldendale just to get on the sunny side of the gorge.  On our way back, we stopped for a hike at the old Lyle Cherry Orchard t...

Horsetail Falls

Mar 13, 2016
Horsetail Falls

An abundance of water heading over all the falls in the gorge this year. We've already exceeded average yearly rainfall totals for 2016 (measured by our rainy season, starting October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016).  Very green and very soggy...

More Moss

Mar 12, 2016
More Moss

I love all the moss and (I think) lichen in this scene. It was the orange that caught my eye. I'm assuming it is some sort of lichen along a cliff wall near Oneonta Gorge.

Almost Spring

Mar 11, 2016
Almost Spring


Spring Weather

Mar 8, 2016
Spring Weather

Signs of spring all around, including in the skies. Weather patterns are rolling through quickly this week, rain then sun then clouds, etc. Rainbow weather. I could see a sheet of rain falling yesterday afternoon, even though we had sunny skies, and th...

Rowena Plateau

Mar 7, 2016
Rowena Plateau

The Tom McCall Nature Preserve trailhead begins at the Rowena Plateau, shown here, and continues up to Tom McCall Point. I was hoping to capture a panoramic view of this plateau overlooking the Columbia. This ended up being my favorite image, but it do...

Sisyrinchium

Mar 6, 2016
Sisyrinchium

A wider view of the Sisyrinchium from my wildflower field trip yesterday at Tom McCall Nature Preserve. Not sure how this flower got the name Grass Widow; it was by far the most common flower we saw, carpeting stretches of the plateau. This flower will...

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