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Backwoods Boy

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    Columbia River Gorge
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    Hiking, Reading, Writing, Trail Maintenance Volunteer

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  1. Happy Birthday!

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    I always think of this picture when I think of you!  Wishing you a very special birthday!


    1. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      Thanks!  Mt. Hood from Lost Lake.  :)


    2. Daddydavek


      Yep! I've never been there, but still dream of a long driving summer vacation starting in early May leaving St. Louis and taking Interstate 44 southwest heading out west all the way to California and then heading north and looping back to St. Louis by the end of September....with stops at all the beautiful places including the Grand Canyon, the towering red woods, Yosemite and then up to Mt. Hood and then heading east to Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore and then heading southeast back to home.  I just may do it one of these years too!

    3. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      From California, get to Portland at least and then head east on I-84, arriving at Mt. Hood via the Columbia River Gorge.  Multnomah Falls is a prime spot to see, but there is a lot more.  So says he who lives here. :) 

  2. BB, I was hoping to be first out of the starting gate, but @Brayon had the faster steed. Oh wells, the sentiment does not diminish in the slightest. 

    Happy Birthday, dear friend. I hope you have a wonderful day... :) 


    1. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      I love it!  Thanks so much.  I had an invitation to hike today, but I have a prior commitment that is almost as good - I'm doing public relations for the Pacific Crest Trail Association at an event in town here today, prior to a cherry pie event at my neighbor's place. :) 

  3. It's after midnight where I live! Happy Brithday!



    1. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      Thanks, my friend.  :)   I love the pie thing.  Did you just create that saying?  I'm going to send it to a few people who know my addiction - they'll love it.

    2. Brayon


      You are most welcome, my friend.

      I can't take credit for that. I googled "happy birthday cherry pie," and that came up as one of the possibles.

    3. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      It couldn't be more appropriate. :) 

  4. Backwoods Boy

    Hardy Ridge.jpg

    @Daddydavek Columbia River as it runs through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area between Washington and Oregon. Mt. Hood in the distance.
  5. Backwoods Boy

    MS19 - The Ring

    Very creative. This could be the starting point for a truly unending story. Adapted for TV, it could become the serial to end all serials.
  6. Backwoods Boy

    Chapter 40

    So, it's going to be a struggle to wait until the updated versions com out.
  7. Ya gotta watch those trouble-makers. Thanks for a great ending to the holiday weekend.
  8. Backwoods Boy

    Mt. Hood.jpg

    Mt. Hood in the distance.
  9. Backwoods Boy

    Spring Hike.jpg

    Got my nature fix yesterday.
  10. Thanks much, Parker. I appreciate your encouragement.
  11. I love the alligator! It takes a flight of fancy to match an idea to the form.
  12. Thanks for your observations, my friend. I appreciate your support. Given the exercise constraints, it required several trips to the online thesaurus as there are other words that might better have been used. A longer poem might bring more to the table too. Given the nature of the subject, I might revisit it if and when when AC gets to Limericks.
  13. Thanks for your encouragement, AC. I had fun with this once I finally came up with an idea. Yes, I'm noticing metre, and I've become more conscious of it in works that are not intended to be poetry. Reorganizing a sentence in a story can make it much more readable simply due to the rhythm produced. It has played into other writing and also suggestions made while editing. Given that and the syllable-count concepts already presented, I've been wondering if someone has perhaps by now written a book on The Mathematics of Poetry. I'll have to go looking.
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