REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Way Up There!

I can't believe that I've lived in our little town since the spring of 1976...in the same house since 1978...and I had never been to the top of Mt. Emily. In some long-ago blog post, I explained that the Grande Ronde Valley is supposed to be the second-largest valley enclosed by mountains---in the world.   I know Mt. Harris, 5000+ feet on the NE side and Mt. Emily, 6000+ feet on the SE side.  I've been high up on Mt. Harris, but not near the top.   Until last Sunday afternoon, I hadn't been on Mt. Emily.  What a view!  I'm linking up with Nancy's Rural Thursday Blog Hop
Mt. Emily over a field of grain in the Grande Ronde Valley
My first view of the Grande Ronde Valley from Mt. Emily (my home is in a smaller neighboring valley across one of the hills in the upper center of the photo.)

My husband stands where I would never venture....high on Indian Rock, an obviously volcanic rock formation, approximately a mile above sea level. 



24 comments:

Madge Bloom said...

I'm with you Evelyn, no mountain goat in my blood either! Wonderful panorama...

Carole M. said...

..glad you explored some more; wonderful scenery from up there!

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! What a view!

Beth said...

wow, looks like a place i need to see in person. you can see for miles. i love it. (:

Daryl Edelstein said...

No way I would ever go up there either .. not only am I afraid of heights, I am a klutz ... so ..

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! ~ Glad you made it to the 'top' ~ lovely photos of you both ~ Bravo! ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Buttons said...

That is so worth the climb it is so beautiful. B

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful. glad you went!

Tricia Hays said...

I'll 3rd that notion... no way will you find me on that rock either... Sure is a gorgeous view, tho, isn't it! WoW!!!!!!!! =)

Kristy LifenReflection said...

That is stunning. You live in most beautiful place Evelyn.

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Breath Taking and so beautiful

I came over from Nancys. Rural J.

Nancy Claeys said...

Evelyn -- you look great! Beautiful views.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xo

Renae said...

Those views are amazing. hi, i'm new to your vistas. I always admire photographers. Me not one, but luckily I'm able to post some that I'm atleast not ashamed of. hahaha.

Candy C. said...

What a fabulous view!! Uh, I wouldn't venture out on that rock either!!

joanne said...

Really enjoyed your beautiful photos, and what great scenery......love mom's peony garden too

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So picturesque! Incredible vistas. Your post makes me want to go visit my daughter. :)

Renae said...

Oh, Thank you, Evelyn. That made my day!!! :D

Bridget Larsen said...

Brave man beautiful view

justine said...

wonderful! wow that looks good!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Magnificent....glad you finally made it♫♪

openid said...

So...I am really feeling the urge to come back "home" and photograph the area. So much I want to document.

Leontien said...

My Gosh that view is stunning!!!

Big hugs
Leontien

Angie said...

Nice! You live in the most gorgeous place! I tell you I miss Oregon sometimes so much that I almost ache. Not so much the rainy part of Oregon, but Eastern Oregon. Ohhhh... LOVELY there!!!

Beautiful photographs, Evelyn. I've missed reading your blog. xo

By the way, I wouldn't venture out to where your hubby is standing either. Yikes! But it sure is awesomely beautiful. :)

Ida said...

These are gorgeous views. No way would I stand where your hubby is but it makes for a great photo. The valley below reminds me of a patchwork quilt.