Columbia River Gorge A Place of HealingThe sun descends behind the hills, casting its warm light among a grassy hillside covered in balsamroot flowers along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Field of GoldYellow monkeyflowers carpet the ground along the Dog Mountain Trail in Washington State, overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. Dog Mountain HikeMale and female companions hike in the evening along the Dog Mountain Trail in Washington State during the peak bloom of Balsamroot flowers. FlowerscapeRed Castilleja flowers carpet the ground in Oregon at the Columbia River Gorge. Atmospheric TendrilsWispy tendrils of cirrus clouds dominate the sky above a rocky, tree-covered hillside in Oregon. Balsamroot and SkyYellow Balsamroot flowers point toward swirling cirrus clouds in a blue sky near the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Hills of SerenityWhite, wispy horizontal clouds fill the sky above balsamroot-covered hills in Oregon. Overhead IridescenceA man walks along a trail lined with balsamroot and lupine flowers as an iridescent circumhorizontal arc forms overhead in the clouds, commonly referred to as a "fire rainbow". Columbia River Gorge VistaThe Columbia River Gorge separates Oregon and Washington state, seen looking East from a rocky overlook. Columbia Gorge Morning PastelsLupine flowers and Balsamroot flowers cover the ground during a pastel-colored sunrise at the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State. A Starry Night"My God.....It's full of stars....." Millions of stars and the Milky Way are seen near the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State at night. Licensing and Prints September 25, 2012 by benchase Posted in and tagged with . RSS 2.0 feed.