Elk Rock Island

There is this island nearby in the Willamette River in Milwaukie/Oak Grove (Oregon)  that is only accessible on foot after a long dry spell when  a land bridge  emerges that allows people to walk across.  It is beautiful and creepy.  I am not sure what it is that makes it feel spooky to me, but it does give me graveyard “vibe.”   Perhaps because part of it is underwater most of the year or maybe just maybe there is a dark history giving off ghostly vibrations.  Or, perhaps, it is just my imagination that is ignited by this place.

Putting aside, the eeriness,  there are beautiful Madrone trees, occasional bald eagles, and forested trails circling the island, so it is a nice place within the city to find some peace having  this mundane quiet to it as well.  Browns, and bland greens, gray and yellows.  I went there yesterday seeking something extraordinary, but found a “feeling” instead.  Here is my attempt at capturing the atmosphere there.

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Melinda Ruby

She/Her. Mom of 3. Photographer, Artist, Writer, Teacher, Counselor. Nature, Art, and adventure are therapy.

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