REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Remembering Summer

Here's hoping that Nancy was able to get her house ready for the appraisal!

Only 20 miles into the Blue Mountains from my house are sites called Tollgate, Spout Springs, and Umatilla Canyon.  I took these photos at the end of July, and I'm linking up with Nancy's Rural Thursday this week. (My Audubon's Field Guide to Northern American Wildflowers did not help me identify the flowers.)

Sentinels


Reminder of how the landscape changes in winter -- for winter snowmobilers when the snow is more than 9 feet deep.

Ubiquitous Indian Paintbrush




If they are weeds, they are pretty ones!

A member of the coneflower family?




22 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVELY! Golden Thanks for sharing. We r also joining Rural Thursday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Chrissy Brand said...

What stunning views and fauna. I am adding Oregon to my "States still to see" list!

Clairejustine said...

Beautiful place to be,I would love to takes some pictures here.Wonderful shots...

Ellie said...

Beautiful shots - love that blue sky in the first and the view in the last. What beautiful countryside. :)

Janet said...

Breathtaking! and what lovely flowers.

Danielle said...

Lovely flower shots. Love the 'do not ride on treetops' sign...what a hoot!!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

lovely shots. i have been on a camping adventure so i'm just getting back to commenting ... while on this trip out west i got to take photos of lots of great flowers & trees. such as the indian paint brush ... so fun!! hope you are well. do take care. big hugs. (:

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures.

Hugs from Sweden

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love all those wildflowers!

Daryl said...

lovely .. so the snow gets so deep you might ride over a treetop? i am so confused

Tanya said...

beautiful! and how does one exactly ride on the tree tops?!

bailey-road.com said...

The pine forest is beautiful! Love the wildflower shots too.

Candy C. said...

Love those sentinels and all the pretty wildflowers! The sign cracks me up, guess there's a lot of snow?

TexWisGirl said...

there's a couple, here, i'd pick out as favorites. love the tall pines against the blue sky, too.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

so pretty, love the close ups of nature's treasures

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! ~ Beautiful country and photography ~ flowers are fantastic ~ (A Creative Harbor)

met a woman from Oregon on the beach yesterday here in MA and told her how beautiful I thought the state was ~ ^_^

Tami Von Zalez said...

Amazing - thank you for sharing.

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Joyness Sparkles said...

What stunning photographs! Thank you so much for sharing these. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

A perfect collection of woodland beauty.

(I was scrubbing floors at 7 am this morning, but I got it all done before 10:30 when the appraiser arrived.)

Maple Lane said...

Your photos are magnificent. I enjoyed each one! I'm your newest follower. Mildred

Ida said...

Wonderful. That is such pretty country and the wild flowers are lovely. I especially like the Indian Paintbrush and those little white flowers.

Ida said...

Wonderful. That is such pretty country and the wild flowers are lovely. I especially like the Indian Paintbrush and those little white flowers.