Here's how I spent my Saturday morning. I went hiking in the Gorge this morning, along the Elowah Falls/Upper McCord trail, on a misty, rainy wet day with a good photographer friend. I actually like the photos I took along the way, better than the photo of the falls. It really was about the journey and not the destination!
We came upon a great sea of licorice fern, as far uphill as the eye could see, and then on the downhill side of a steep cliff. The layers of the forest always amaze me. Bright green ground cover, like the ferns, then the spindly vine maple trees above them, vying for the sun, and the tall, tall Douglas fir trees reaching for the sky. A great way to spend the morning, as shortly after that, the rains and the wind came in full force and we were glad to be indoors, wrapping our hands around a warm cup of coffee!