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Friday, August 28, 2009

The Crazy Cool Dead Tree That Caught My Eye

I was walking the 2 mile trail around Trillium Lake with my dog last weekend, when out in the woods this dead tree caught my attention. All I really saw was the hole at the base of the largest branch, which to me looked like a perfect nesting hole for some critter. I left the trail and hiked through the bushes and branches to get to it. A clearing opened up and the old, dead tree stood alone. It reached out towards the sky, standing out against the living forest backdrop. I had to take a picture of it. When I got home and looked at it I thought it almost looked like the picture was taken with a fisheye lens. The forest really did seem to rotate around its presence. Very cool ;)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Reflections in a Meadow Creek


The meadow grasses were so thick that at times the creek disappeared into them. But under this footbridge, the water was still and you could see the reflection of the clouds drifting by above.





Tuesday, August 25, 2009

North Side of Trillium Lake

Day two of posting of our weekend camping adventures. This was taken looking north towards Mt Hood. The lily pads are growing in full swing up there, and the water is very clear. It was a windy day up there on Saturday, so there are ripples on the water. But some days its as smooth as glass. Thats when you get the perfect, impressive reflections of the mountain on the mirror-like surface.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mountain Goldenrod

We spent the whole day Saturday up on Mt Hood, and camped that night. This week will be a series of pictures I took during a walk around Trillium Lake. The first is a field of goldenrod, perfect for Mellow Yellow Monday ;)