Archive for April, 2009

Mt Adams

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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Mt Adams with Mt Rainier in the background.  Looking North from The Dalles Mountain in Washington which is across the river from The Dalles, Oregon.  Cattle country and lots of elbow room.  Photo: 4/20/2009  ©  Marvin Kellar

Eastern Face of Mt Hood, OR

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

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Eastern Face of Mt Hood from Parkdale, Or.  Photo:  4/20/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Mt Hood Railroad

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

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Mt Hood Railroad trips are available from Wednesday through Sunday in season. Regular trains from  Hood River to Parkdale are $30, Brunch Trains are $60 and Murder Mystery Trains are $80.  Check the computer at www.mthoodrr.com/ for other options and call 1-800-872-4661 for reservations.  Photo:  Hood River 4/20/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Western Trillium “Trillium ovatum”

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

_mg_5191_1Western Trillium – Trillium ovatum, Lily Family (Liliaceae). Perrennial, bulbous rhizome, plant 6-18″ tall, 3 whorled leaves, 3 white petals which turn to pink and then to rose-red with age.  Cascade Mts. to the Coast and the Blue Mts. in N.E. Or.  Photo: Near Rainier, Or 4/22/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Bet you can’t pick just one.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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Beware the Ninja

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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Cherry Blossoms in the Gorge

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

_mg_5072_1_1Cherry Blossom in the Gorge.  The farmers set out lots of hives of honey bees to pollinate the flowers.  Photo:  Mosier, OR 4/20/2009 © Marvin Kellar

Cherry Blossoms in the Gorge

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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Cherry Blossoms in the Gorge.  Row after row of cherry trees.  Maybe I can go back when they are ripe.  Photo:  Mosier, OR 4/20/2009 © Marvin Kellar

Cherry Blossoms in the Gorge

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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Cherry Blossoms in the Gorge.  I tried to thumb a ride with this lady but she just said “absolutely not” and peddled on up the hill.  Photo:  Mosier, OR  4/20/2009  © Marvin Kellar

Arrowleaf Balsamroot “Balsamorhiza sagittata”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

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Arrow-leaf Balsamroot “Balsamorhiza sagittata” Sunflower Family (Asteraceae)  Perennial, plant 1-3″ tall with 4″ yellow flowers, the outer ray flowers are 1-2″ long.  Blooms all summer east of the Cascade Mts. in Or. & Wa.  Photo: The Dalles Mountain, WA in the Columbia River Gorge 4/20/2009   © 2009 mkellar