The Columbia River Gorge - George Purvis Photography
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Balsamroot on Rowena Crest lit by dawn while the moon sets beneath clouds

The full super moon sets beneath the clouds while the dawn sky lights the balsamroot and lupine on Rowena Crest at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Oregon. Arising in Beaverton at 3 am, I arrived at 5 to a shining full moon and rapidly forming clouds. Clicked minutes before official sunrise, this snap was still long before the sun would clear the north cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge. I was fortunate to find a near garden perfect balsamroot in front of lupine. Most were past their sell-by date. The flower even has visiting wildlife. The complex image suggests many story tellig possibilities.