Monday, September 1, 2008

Along the Dike

Northwest of Portland, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, is Sauvie Island. Half is protected wildlife preserve, the other for farming. Such a fun place to paint! Even though it`s popular for it`s beaches it has an uncrowded timeless feel to it. Being a freshwater island, it used to flood regularly, now dikes hold back the rivers. The views across this fertile landscape are vast and peaceful.

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