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Monday, February 7, 2011

Empty Landscape of Eastern Oregon

In the past week or two, I have been posting a lot of landscape photos of my part of Oregon on the western side of Mt Hood. On the eastern side of the mountain, things look very different. This open, empty landscape is interupted with only a few juniper trees and makeshift fences to keep the free range cattle in their place. In the distance, there are huge jagged hills and beyond that, the Cascade Mountain Range (including Mt Hood!). The yellow "flowers" you see dusting the ground are almost always there, and are actually little spiky thistles.

UPDATE: Here is a closer look at them:


Harry Snowden said...

Love the way the landscape tilts here and there

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thistles? Even at this time of year?


A damsel who loved shades of yellow
One Monday let out a loud bellow:
“My gold is long gone,
My amber and fawn—
Just wait till I find that vile fellow!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Splash of Tequila Yellow

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi, is that Warm Springs? I always find it fascinating there. Have a great week!


JoJo said...

I prefer the western side of both of our states to the desolation of the eastern side!