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Before the storm

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Beatty, Oregon

Sand Harbor between storms

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8-photo photomerge of Lake Tahoe‘s Sand Harbor

No life guard on duty on this day. No one was going in the water for a few reasons. One reason was that no one was there! Another was that even though this photo looks warm and sunny, it was actually below freezing with the wind chill factor. That’s snow on the mountains surrounding the lake.

I imagine Sand Harbor looks very different in August, not nearly as pretty and very crowded.

Expo ’74 began 41 years ago today

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This neck of the woods, from May 4, 1974 to November 3, 1974, was a bustling center of activity for the world’s fair. We visited Spokane, for the first time, this past March when I took today’s photo. Spokane was between storms on this day so the sky was fantastic.


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Kanazawa Castle

Walla Walla

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Walla Walla, Washington from Highway 12 @ 60 MPH

I always wondered what a place called Walla Walla would look like.

Heading out of Walla Walla last week, on our way to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho via Spokane, the lighting (followed by the sunset) was really fantastic. Unfortunately, we were going about 60 MPH. Fortunately, I wasn’t the driver. I took today’s photo out my window as we sped down the highway to our final destination.

Beatty between storms

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Beatty, Oregon between storms (February 2015)

I have posted photos from Beatty before here and here. Our friends have a ranch in Beatty so we have been there several times, but the last couple days were our first visit in winter. The weather was all over the place. Sometimes below freezing, sometimes sunny and almost warm–snow, hail, and rain all fell from the skies. Today’s photo comes during a sunny interlude between a snow storm and a hail storm. There was no wind at the moment I took this, but there were extreme winds less than a half hour before.

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