Monday, April 21, 2014

Rivers Run Through It (A to Z Blogging Challenge)

Three rivers run through Tricities, Washington. Now that we've been here a couple of years, I sometimes take it for granted. We have the Yakima River, the Columbia River and the Snake River running through the three cities that make up this area.

It sure makes for some fun photography. Here are some recent images I want to share with you.

A sternwheeler that visits our
city often from Portland, OR (Columbia River)

The pelicans are back! Much fun
to watch while they fish. (Yakima River)
Ice Harbor Dam (Snake River)

 Do you have rivers near where you live?
 
love, susan

16 comments:

  1. We have three too at Three Forks. I wonder if Lewis and Clark named your rivers too.

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    1. Good question! I must Google!!

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    2. Fantastic images, makes one feel like visiting the Northwest #AtoZchallenge ☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from http://4covert2overt.blogspot.com/

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    3. big old columbia river right on it

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    4. Beautiful photos, Susan. Yep, we have three rivers. A lot of local businesses and locations reference "Three Rivers", such as icr cream and the casino. The Allegheny is closest to us. It starts in the mountains of Pennsylvania, flows up into New York, then back down past us to meet the Monongahela that flows up out of West Virginia. The two of them form the Ohio River. :-) Thos are the big ones. We also have the Beaver River and the Kiskiminetas and the Youghiogheny.

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  2. Great pictures! Rivers and waterfront areas are some of my favorite places. I used to live in a coastal town, not near a river but Long Island Sound. Now that I'm in NJ I'm too far inland. No rivers near me that I know of. I miss living near water.

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    1. I'll bet you do miss the water. We live about a 5 1/2 drive from the coast. We visit the beach about two or three times a year. I don't like the constant foggy weather but I always say a rainy day at the beach beats a beautiful day in the office. Thanks for dropping into my site. I appreciate and I am really enjoying the posts on yours!

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  3. I love the rivers in your area. The Columbia is amazing. A river runs through our county, but it's dry most of the time.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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    1. We lived in Yuma, Arizona for 7 years and the discovered they "mighty" Colorado River is not all that mighty anymore. It was at one time but it's now very shallow and muddy. Thanks a million for dropping into my blog site and for leaving your address!

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  4. Great photos. Love the colors of the sternwheeler!! And the pelicans! Ah, to be a pelican... :)

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    1. Thanks Michele! I think I should stick to photo journaling. I get the best comments when I add the photos I shoot. We have such a wealth of places to go here to find interesting subjects. Oh, those pelicans! I've lived here going on 6 years now and just discovered them last spring. Aren't they so cool?

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  5. I love bodies of water but the closest thing to it, near us, is a wee manmade bayou. The water moves on windy days, teems with life, is home to two turtles, an assortment of birds, things that croak and leap, and flash, and I walk it as often as I can.

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    1. Me too, however, I prefer crisp, clear, clean water. The rivers are certainly getting polluted.

      Oh, please tell me you'll take a photo of the two turtles in your bayou and post 'em up. I'd love that!

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  6. Very nice blog post and pictures! As soon as I have more time I'll be back to check out your other A to Z blog posts.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! There are so many great blogs to read and so little time. I'm glad you had time to stop by mine! I added you to my Google+ circle to follow. I couldn't find your blog so hoping you'll comment again and leave me your blog address. Happy Tuesday!

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  7. Bodies of water sooth me. While my husband served in the Navy, we always lived near water. I miss that!

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