I teach at Lehigh University in eastern Pennsylvania. I teach and do research on Postcolonial/Global literature and film, Modernism, African American literature, and the Digital Humanities.
Multnomah Falls is part of a chain of waterfalls that people go to see near Portland, in the Columbia River Gorge. In the winter, ice builds up near the base of the waterfalls; a couple of weeks ago the mound had grown really huge at this particular spot.
I've posted a high-resolution version of this photo at Flickr.