This image of the Willamette River struck me about right for the Christmas season — a little green from the grass on the bank, a flash of red from refraction in the lens, and shimmering light supplied by our home star itself.
The DEQ announced on Monday it had issued its plan for reducing mercury pollution in the Willamette River. Whatever other merits this may have, it also gave me a pretext for using this photo of the river I took last month.
On June 13, the state Department of Environmental Quality gave the city of Albany 90 days to come up with a plan to stop leaks from Talking Water Gardens. The deadline has passed, but evidently it wasn’t meant to be met.