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from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Full Moon Setting Over Powell Butte

I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. However, on Thanksgiving morning, I was up before the sun came up and the moon was just having its last moments above the horizon. I braved the cold dawn and snapped the gorgeous full moon over Powell Butte in central Oregon. Almost worth getting up that early! Almost....

Shared On: Little Things; Skywatch; Friendship Friday; Friday Photo JournalScenic Weekends; Sundays in my City

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Frozen Trillium Lake

On Sunday, we braved driving the snowpacked road down to Trillium Lake. The gate was still open and we saw a lot of people walking back up from the lake. One lady stopped us and said that if we were not confident, we should turn back. But duh, it was too late at that point. The only place to turn around would have been at the bottom of the initial hill. We did pass two cars stuck on the side of the hill, but I could tell by the looks of the situations that it was driver error. Growing up  not even 15 minutes away from Trillium Lake, I knew that the current conditions were nothing I had to worry about. I had driven much worse many times. We made it down carefully, and at the lake, I snapped this pic and we started back up. We were behind two SUV's, who at the bottom of that big hill, stopped. Something around the corner was blocking their path. I assume a tow truck pulling those stuck cars out. I just backed up a few hundred feet to the side road that heads towards Still Creek Campground and we went out that way. No problems whatsoever.Worth it! I love me a good adventure :) And I am very glad that we went when we did, because I have heard they closed the gates yesterday.

Shared On: Our World; Sweet Shot Tuesday; Nature Notes; Tuesday Afternoon; Maple Hill Hop; Outdoor Wednesday; Wordless Wednesday; Communal GlobalWater World Weds; Wednesday Waters; Image-in-ing (WW); Create With Joy (WW)Wednesdays Around The WorldFavorite Things

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sword Fern

As the temperatures drop heading into winter and things start to freeze, the leafy plants that usually carpet the forest floor all die away. But not the hearty sword fern. It keeps its foliage and withstands the cold here in the Pacific Northwest, becoming the most prominent plant that you see if you brave the chill yourself and explore the woods. This frond glowed in the sunlight that streamed through the tree canopy overhead.

Shared On: Macro Monday; I Heart Macro; MakroMontag; Inspire Me Monday; Good. Random. Fun.Life Thru the Lens; Thorough My Lens