There are some gorgeous views from the ground in the Northwest. Those views only get better from 3000 feet in the air. Plus, the birds-eye-view makes one notice pattern, texture, light, line, contrast and other things that would otherwise go unseen. And that would be a shame. So, enjoy these (many!) second-hand flight visuals and don't forget to play hooky.
the current reveals itself
Mount St. Helens on a clear day
lumber commerce in action
repetition is abundant in nature
maps are amazing
no wonder so many rivers go by 'snake'
a river bed
the coastline at astoria
this is where all the rain goes
what makes the water different colors?
a grown-ups' sand box