Since John is on vacation, we went out into the Columbia River Gorge this week. Further than usual. Out of the rainforest to the transitional zone of Hood River. Here wet green Western Oregon turns dry and brilliant as one travels east. Quite beautiful with such interesting geology. Look at the sharp line of that escarpment! Most of the year, where I live is a drizzly dreamy landscape. It was great to see defined clouds and hard edges.