Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Hi All! :)

I know I am a little late but better late than never, hey!! :)


Our 2013 started beautifully with a sunny but freezingly chilly walk in a local park by the lovely and fast flowing Willamette River.

Here are the first photos SOOC (Straight out of camera) of 2013 for you to enjoy. :)

Click on photos to see larger images :)

Sunny but freezing, the Willamette River, OR.

The fallen trees rushing down the river are getting caught in the old pilings making a beautiful natural 
sculpture, I just LOVE it :)

These basalt columns the "Stafford Stones" were created 
by artist and sculptor Frank Boyden. They are engraved with the poetry of William Stafford, Oregon's most famous poet who was Oregon's Poet Laureate. He lived in Lake Oswego where this beautiful park (Foothills Park) is located along the Willamette River.

Even though is was sunny on New Years' Day, it was a little hazy out over the Mountain 60 miles away but she looked so magnificent I had to take a photo ( taken from Lake Oswego, OR. looking East to Mt. Hood over Milwaukie OR. 

We often say, "Have you seen THE Mountain today?"

On our drive home, I had to stop and take this photo, it looks like the birds are having a NEW YEARS' DAY meeting, LOL!!! :) 

I Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Charlotte said...

These photos made me feel chilly! hehe. Love the sunshine and wintry feel. Happy New Year!!

Annette said...

Happy New Year to you too!!! That mountain view is breathtaking. I bet you never get tired of looking at it. The water is so blue and beautiful. Lovely photos as always, T.!

Almost Precious said...

And a very happy 2013 to you T. I hope the year will be everything you hope it will be and even more.

Lovely photos, especially the one of Mt. Hood. I do miss mountains, south Florida is pretty flat and even north Florida has only rolling hills - no snow covered peaks.

keithchip said...

Great photos to start the year. May there be many more fantastic shots throughout the year!

thewovenspoke said...

It looks like you had a nice New Years outing! Nice photos!

Meeling said...

Lovely even though they look like chilly shots! Brrrr!!

Happy New Year! Slightly belated but so happy to be back online with a working computer!

Additionsstyle said...

Happy New Year!
What a great collection of photos. It looks like is was a nice walk, and a little cold air is good in January.
Everyday Inspired

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Brr these pictures make me feel chilly!