Random Waterfalls.

First published www.phyllisames.com August 17, 2016

At the base of Little Zig Zag Falls on Mt. Hood, there is a sign that explains how when wild water falls, either plunging over a cliff or rushing down a cascade, that the drops release negative ions. These microscopic particles are supposed to balance the toxicity of modern living in overcrowded and polluted situations.

I don’t know if the science is good bad or indifferent. I do know that when I stand at the base of a waterfall I breathe easier, muscles that I didn’t know were tense relax. And something in my soul soars free.

So I give you two random waterfalls from my cache of photos.

Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Gorge



And my favorite place on Earth, Shepherd’s Dell Falls. As close to sacred ground as I have found



About Phyllis Irene Radford

Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species—a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon—she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck. A museum trained historian, Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between. Mostly Irene writes fantasy and historical fantasy including the best-selling Dragon Nimbus Series and the masterwork Merlin’s Descendants series. In other lifetimes she writes urban fantasy as P.R. Frost or Phyllis Ames, and space opera as C.F. Bentley. Later this year she ventures into Steampunk as someone else. If you wish information on the latest releases from Ms Radford, under any of her pen names, you can subscribe to her newsletter: www.ireneradford.net Promises of no spam, merely occasional updates and news of personal appearances.


Random Waterfalls. — 3 Comments

    • An there are more of them in the Columbia River Gorge. Except now everyone in the world knows about them and the place is always over crowded. But usually if we go early on a Tuesday morning we can find parking and have some breathing space.