Monday, June 10, 2013

Autumn's Paintbrush (SOLD)

"Autumn's Paintbrush" 6x6 oil on board, landscape, ©Laura Gable
Today I passed by this lovely tree along the Columbia River while on a walk. Though it's colors weren't quite this lively on this June day, I was reminded of the magnificence of this tree and view of Pasco farmlands on the other side of the river. On the weekends this park is filled with people, renting wave runners and kayaks. The shores are lined with families--their little ones dipping their bodies and toes in the water to cool off. It is a very cold river. Understandably so, as it's head waters are in Canada. Once on a trip up north, I stood at a view point looking out at this mighty frigid Columbia Lake in British Columbia. Twas a spectacular sight to behold.

Per Wikipedia:
"The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington, then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles (2,000 km) long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River. Its drainage basin is roughly the size of France and extends into seven U.S. states and a Canadian province"

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