This is at a place called Catherine Creek. I have painted here numerous times. I was on the way to Hood River and stopped only to take a few photo's. After getting out of the car there was a cacophony of musical meadowlarks singing. They were everywhere. This view of the Columbia Gorge was pulling me in and with all of the Meadowlarks singing away, I decided to paint the view. This is the studio piece that I painted from the study done on site.
Below is a meadowlark photo that I took last spring. They sing so beautifully!