GOOD NEWS EVERYONE.
My adventure shoes are coming out of hibernation. On one of the most beautiful days of the year so far, Mei-Ling and I took to the Columbia Gorge for looking at pretty things, as she kept saying.
We were on a bit of a time constraint so we went to lower Latourell Falls. The full upper loop is absolutely beautiful.. though back in November I experienced it with ice and snow and I did not love that at all. But on a nice sunny day, it’s so beautiful. TLC liedâ€¦ go chasing waterfalls, because they’re so beautiful.
My favorite part of the hike was stopping to take pictures of flowers and bugs and everything I saw. Sometimes people are like “put your camera and your phone down and just enjoy the moment,” but I find that I enjoy the moment MORE when I’m taking pictures of all of itâ€¦. anyone else???
….stick to the rivers & the lakes that you’re used to….
now that song is stuck in my head.. thanks! (honestly… i have that whole rap part memorized b/c i was obsessed with that song!)
hahahahaha!!! my friend ernie is releasing a 90s r&b cover album with that song on it, you’ll have to buy it. it’s pretty good!!! ;D
This looks like a gorgeous hike! I agree about taking pictures. I live in the moment too but sometimes I just want to be able to document it and look back on the moment, dang it! 🙂
mattie! it’s SO PRETTY – this wasn’t even the big, beautiful hikeâ€¦ it was the smaller, lower one. the upper falls is even more beautiful! there has to be a balance between the two, right? i wonder what it is :/
YES, I agree! I enjoy the moments more when I am capturing them on my camera! This way, we can perpetuate those moments and go back and relive them over and over again. 🙂 I don’t know how many times I would have completely forgotten a special moment, had I not recorded it forever in a photo. The hike looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing and for your sweet visit to my blog and the encouragement you left behind. It was so nice to “meet” you! 🙂
yes!!! i loooove that ideaâ€¦ i love that pictures remind me of things i definitely would have forgotten had i not taken a moment to document them. there’s just a balance, i think.. it probably lies in not living life FOR pictures, you know? that’s not genuine. just my thought.
What beautiful photos! 🙂 Really like the one where she’s standing next to the waterfall. Also, tea? Delicious. Thanks, random person.
thanks allie! && right!? i took the picture and was like “i could go for a big cold cup of iced tea right about now.” always down for iced tea.
Um, SAME. But being from Texas, mine is always sweet 🙂
okay i’ve only ever had sweet tea at chick-fil-a and i think its bomb dot com.
That’s pretty much every good sweet tea ever. 😀 I love Chick-Fil-A’s sweet tea. Also that’s a hard restaurant name to type.
man. what is it about sweet tea!!!
i think there’s a chick-fil-a (totally hard to type) somewhere in washington nowâ€¦ i’d better find it and eat all of it and down it with some sweet tea. craving it bad right now.
I love chicken tenders. They’re my go-to food for.. everything, really. hahaha
like in general or chick-fil-a? i don’t do well with gluten so i’m not really down with chicken tenders 🙁
Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I want to go now!
come visit! lots of pretty things here ;D
These photos are stunning!
thank you anna! i’m working on my photography skillz ;D
Lovely photos of a stunning place!
thank you so much! it’s so beautiful <3
I hope you’ll come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html
thanks so much!! <3
What a beautiful set of photos! I have to make a conscious decision to take photos for awhile and then stop because I find that when I am taking pictures, I’m focused on just what’s in front of the camera. I see the trees but I miss the forest, so to speak. So I take pictures for a little bit and then I put the camera away to more fully enjoy the experience.
thank you!! ohhh i love that – you see the trees but miss the forest. that’s such a good, true thought about that. it’s definitely a balance!
I *love* hiking Latourell Falls!! I grew up in Portland but have since moved to sunny (and dry) SoCal. Reading this post made me miss my old home… I totally love taking pictures of the little wild flowers and slugs. I’ve added you to my bloglovin blog roll!
it’s my favorite little falls! if i don’t have time, i’ll just go up to the first vantage point and sit on the bench and kind of get my heart right when i need it. i lived in social for a few monthsâ€¦ DEFINITELY a big change from the pacific northwest wonderland up here. the hikes down there just don’t compare AT ALL! <3
Hahaha “TLC lied” that’s hilarious!