Day 141

A reflective moment

August 14th, 2010


  1. Oh My small fry…I’m first???…

    • Had to put the first thing that came to mind to be first…sorry…it just doesn’t happen that many times in life…great photo Matt…I still thought it would be “more” green by now…must have to get near Portland to have it so…I need some “in country” experts…

      • Lisa in Goldsboro NC says:

        Jim, congrats on firsties! :)

      • deanna valenti meyer says:

        He’s just about to the point where he’ll hit all of the greenery…almost there….almost there….

      • Lori says:

        West of The Dalles, Oregon the green part starts. Matt had a rare calm, windless day for this photo. A couple of days prior to this pic, it was gale-force winds, four foot swells & whitecaps on the river.

        • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

          I can’t imagine that based on this picture. Doesn’t look possible.

        • MN Roxanne says:

          It’s hard to believe there could be waves like that on a river… glad Matt got the calm day to pass by and share a view with us. Thanks for the insight Lori…

      • Belle Zora says:

        The Cascades stop so much moisture. West of the Cascades is green and lush, east is dry.

  2. Candice in Alabama says:

    Another beautiful view, Matt. Are you getting excited about the “end” of your journey approaching. I’m so happy for you. What an achievement. You planned, you came, you saw, you conquered!

  3. Karen Too says:


  4. deb says:

    Beautiful photograph, Matt! Love the way the tracks cut through it. Beautiful!

  5. charlie says:

    hmmm, this could be a ‘bob ross’ painting the way the reflection is, in the waters. nah, needs some trees. and a little cabin.

  6. Jeff says:

    I like the reflection…..but the look of the tracks close up……that is what catches my eye.

  7. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Yes the tracks. They look so new, so untouched or undisturbed. Not like here in the city areas. This picture is so serene looking and I really like the reflection. I also like how you can see the “history” of the river in the rock across from you.

  8. Roe says:

    Almost as good as an awesome mailbox are those RR tracks!

  9. katzien in austin says:

    Love this perspective here. The sage bushes and tracks look so near, but the cliff and river beyond look disproportionately further away. Very interesting.

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