Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Soggy Day and a Swollen Willamette River

We decided to brave the rain and take the dog for a walk under the I-205 bridge this afternoon to see what the Willamette looked like. With all the rain we've been having lately, it was abnormally high, muddy and churning. 

The stream was rushing down under the bridge releasing itself into the river... The dog was in mud heaven.

The old Oregon City bridge, in repair mode looked bleak and deserted.

The Willamette Falls, practically disappear in the high water.

The recently shut down Blue Heron paper mill just below the falls. Large logs and trees tumbled past on their way toward The Columbia.

It's all we can do to keep this guy out of the water. As it was, he was so wet by the time we got home, a bit of a dip wouldn't have mattered!

rain rain, go away...


  1. That pup looks so happy :)

    I can't believe all the flooding! Although I would love for a rainy reprieve for just a day or two... I'm happy to have this sun over all that constant downpour!

    Great pictures, Mama.

  2. love that first picture (all of them but its the most artistic). i dont envy all gloom! we have as much rain as seattle and probably oregon then too... but we have lots of sunshine.