REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another Rural Tour

Continuing my practice of taking my 92-year-old mother on sightseeing drives in the county where she grew up, I drove a route that was partially new to me.   It's called Alder Slope, and the beautiful country backs up to the Wallowa Mountains, which are definitely jewels of the area.  Following are some images from the drive on Wednesday afternoon.   I'm joining Nancy's Rural Thursday blog hop

This license plate is definitely lost!  The fence post is in NE Oregon.  

Horses are everywhere, and some get special treatment during the colder weather.  This blanket keeps the winter coat from growing too heavy and shaggy; this horse will be slick and shiny for warmer weather.

This is one view that is difficult to beat!

Unique fence decor....baseball caps of both genders adorn the fence posts.

Horses graze in a pasture at an elevation of 4000 feet.

18 comments:

MarmePurl said...

Pretty as can be

Tanya said...

great photos! love the tx fence post and the baseball caps!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the TX fence post...in Oregon :-)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful capture! Unique photography and texture.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

TexWisGirl said...

love that last shot. so perfect. the license plate photo came up and i didn't even think twice - just looked normal to me - until i read your comment about it being in oregon. :)

Angie said...

I LOVE the hats on the fence posts!! Fabulous capture, Eveyln! xo

Amy Burzese said...

All beautiful!

Daryl Edelstein said...

your photos are wonderful ...

duckprintsgallery said...

Nice work

Rebecca
http://duckprintsgallery.wordpress.com

bailey-road.com said...

Love all of these, especially the first shot!

Nancy said...

Simply beautiful -- looks like you have your groove back, Stella. :)

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week, Evelyn!

Bridget Larsen said...

Gorgeous scenery. Does your mum enjoy looking while you take photos? I can imagine the conversation in the car. People in the country are very ingenious, we see some great stuff too but I never get to stop to take photos as we are always in a hurry to get to the end which is hours away. One day I'll take a photographic drive lol

Candy C. said...

Beautiful pictures!! The Texas fence post and the ball caps are both really funny!
You have come up with another stunning header picture!! :)

lisa. said...

What a place to be with a camera! My favorite is the first photograph. What a great find!

missing moments said...

Love that horse shot! And the hats are pretty funny!

Ms. Becky said...

I love the grazing horse. such beauty you've captured. each photo is truly stunning. Your mother is blessed, and I suspect you are also. happy drives to you Evelyn. and happy holiday weekend too!

Madge Bloom said...

Such beautiful views... I'm having a hard time picking just one that I like most! I'd love to be on that drive with you...

Ida said...

These are all great but that last shot of the grazing horse made me sigh with pleasure. I'm not much of a country gal but I know a lovely pastoral photo when I see one.