Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas To All!!!

This one tree I will be enjoying on my Christmas Day, bokeh style. A Very Merry Christmas to All!!!!

Shared On: Share the Joy; Favorite Things; Little ThingsFriday Finds; Friday Photo Journal; Photo Story Friday

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Rain, rain, go away....

I love rain. It is an amazing reality of living in Oregon. Love it or leave it, I say. However, this weekend was a bad one for our area, with many rivers breaching their banks and landslides creating problems throughout the state. I visited nearby Sandy River and witnessed the excess of water first hand. While I stood on the bank taking this shot, the water came up at least a foot or two in the short time it took me to position, focus and snap a few shots. I was standing at least 2 ft from the edge of the river and within the short minute of shooting my feet were in the river from the expanding swell. Scary, but pretty just the same.

Shared On: Our World; Sweet Shot Tuesday; Nature Notes; Water World Weds

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Fungi

Yesterday was the winter solstice -- the shortest day of the year. In our neck of the woods, that means sunrise at 7:30am and sunset at 4:30, not that you would be able to see either with the thick cloud cover. However, I did go out and do a bit of hiking to enjoy the new season and get a breath of fresh air before this weeks havoc and mayhem. In my short adventure I spotted this pretty fungi covered log and put my macro lens to use, focusing on a covered branch.

Happy Holidays to you all, and best wishes for the week to come!

Shared With: Macro Monday; I Heart Macro; MakroMontag; Inspire Me Monday