Archive for the "Washington" category

REACH for the river

by Beth Shepherd
( August 17th, 2015 )

The mighty Columbia River winds its way from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada and flows northwest and then south into Washington State, turning west to form much of the border between Washington and Oregon before it empties into the Pacific Ocean.  Telling the stories that celebrate the natural, ...

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There’s heaven in them thar hills: Horse Heaven

by Beth Shepherd
( August 12th, 2015 )

Nestled in southern central Washington State, between Yakima Valley and the Columbia River, is a little slice of heaven—Horse Heaven Hills—a long range of high, rolling hills in Klickitat, Yakima and Benton counties. James Gordon Kinney, an early pioneer, is credited with officially naming the Horse Heaven Hills in 1881. ...

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Autumn arrives at the Washington Park Arboretum

by Beth Shepherd
( September 26th, 2014 )

Washington Park Arboretum, resplendent as autumn arrives.
 ”The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.”...

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