When we visited Fairmont Hot Springs, I walked each morning and we went below the hot springs one evening for a short hike. On the walks and hikes, I took pictures.
On Sunday, we went to church. As we came out, this buck posed for pictures. He was in the shade so I cropped the picture and, as a result, it is a bit blurry.
I walked each morning and afternoon. This doe crossed the road about the time the sun was coming up each morning. She kept an eye on me, just to make sure.
Just outside Fairmont is Columbia Lake, which is the head waters of the Columbia River. The lake appears to have a mist over it most of the time.
When I walked in the morning, I took this picture as it was becoming daylight. The mist was much heavier at this time of the day than it was during the day.
Several evenings we went to the hot springs. On one of the evenings, we walked below the springs and found a path to a small creek. The moon was just rising from behind the mountains.
A small water fall flows into the creek. The volume increases when they release water from the swimming pool to clean it. I took the picture without any flash. I don’t know if it is the rocks, the time of day, or some other reason that allowed the picture to appear so well-lit.
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Thank you Dan.
Love these photos.
Thank you Amy.
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Beautiful. What a wonderful place to be!
It is. We plan on going back to do more exploring.
Sounds wonderful. Enjoy!
Beautiful place. Amazing photos.
Thank you Lara. It is a place I will be going back to do more exploring.
beautiful photos and place. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you and you are welcome.
Wonderful photos and they give such a peaceful feeling. I love the buck sitting in the yard. How fun is that? 😀
It was a lot of fun and he just posed for me, unconcerned with our presence.
That photo of the moon rising is especially wonderful. Your photos inspire me to travel, to get back to wild places….soon.
The wild places are not always very far away.