Driving the length of the Columbia Gorge is a necessity for getting from NE Oregon to the west side, Hillsboro in particular. Last week, my husband and I did just that, in order to provide some baby care for our young granddaughter, who was ill. Both parents work, so retired grandparents love to step in when they can. The weather was dreary, but I always try to find subjects to photograph on the 5-hour trip. There were two stops for photos: one at Cascade Locks to photograph Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia into Washington state, and one on the way home at the remaining stands of trees at Boardman Tree Farm.