tualatin river, oregon

i took the header photo, above, today on a road that i take fairly often. 
it once was a back road to get to beaverton, it’s still a back road,
comparatively speaking.  the traffic has gone from meandering tractors,
pick-ups and little car traffic, to very fast commuter traffic. 

i pulled off the road as far as i could, which still left my car very close to
the line.  it was late in the day and cloudy, but the sun was peeking out for
what i knew would only be a minute or two, so i put on the hazard lights,
and as they were blinking away, i grabbed my camera and watched for a
chance to jump out of my car. 

quickly making my way to the middle of the bridge, to take the photograph,
cars were zooming past, and i imagined getting the life smacked out of me
by a car.  but, as i saw the light hit the water, all was silent.  for one second,
the world stood still.

• blog site for tualatin riverkeepers

• article . hiking the lost falls of the tualatin river

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Brian Miller says:

    oh this is beautiful…would love to explore…just like places i grew up playing…

  2. Linda says:

    You brave girl! It is a magnificent picture.

  3. S. Etole says:

    your angels are probably catching their breath!and I am catching mine at the light …

  4. The risk of life and limb was worth it! :)

  5. Beautiful, it looks so soft and peaceful. Thanks for the comments you leave at my blog, they brighten my day.

  6. Nance – I gasped when I opened up the web page and this photo jumped out at me in all it's beauty. Thanks for risking your life to take the photo! Love your little description of how you got it.

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