REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hummingbirds in the Mountains

On my weekly drive with my elderly mother, I tried to think of someplace we haven't been in the past two years.  I settled on the Rimrock Inn, located in the NE Oregon part of Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, just 14 miles from the Washington border.  The elevation is more than 4000 feet, and the deck of the inn faces Joseph Canyon.  We chose to sit outside to eat our lunch--we were the only customers--and were entertained by all the hummingbirds at the two feeders, as well as the giant hanging basket of petunias.

Joseph Canyon was once the winter home of the Nez Perce Indians, who couldn't understand why the white settlers stayed at higher elevations when the weather was much milder down in the canyon. 

The pleasant deck of the Rimrock Inn, less than 100 yards from the edge of Joseph Canyon


Hummingbirds were plentiful, darting and buzzing and feeding

This female hummingbird visited the basket of petunias


14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! a great spot for lunch with a beautiful view and flying entertainers. :)

Candy C. said...

What an awesome place to sit and have lunch! I can see why you girls sat outside!! :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

This was such an enjoyable post!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

What a gorgeous view you had.. and with local/seasonal entertainment!

bailey-road.com said...

It's so beautiful there. Dining al fresco with petunias and hummingbirds sounds wonderful

Jeanne said...

What amazing shots these are, and such a wonderful place to enjoy lunch with someone as precious as your mother! What a blessing!

Michelle said...

A lovely view!

Kerri Farley said...

What a wonderful spot!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous view you had, Evelyn, and how nice it must have been to have all of those hummingbirds there. For whatever reason, our hummingbirds are seriously absent this year. :-(

Linda W. said...

GREAT hummingbird shots!

Daryl said...

beautifully captured

Nancy said...

That last shot is splendid! Such vivid color.

Ida said...

What a great place to enjoy a lovely lunch. Perfect view and to be entertained by the hummingbirds an added treat.

Mona's Picturesque said...

I've always wanted to capture a hummingbird! So beautiful - they just don't live in this corner of world :D

Such a perfect picture! As all of your photos :)