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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day

When the forest is all lit up in sunlight and the smell of spring is all around, it makes me very happy. Wishing everyone a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Shared On: Little ThingsFriendship Friday; Friday Photo Journal

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Abandoned Chimney

I was driving along Larch Mountain Road outside of Corbett, Oregon. There are many clear cut areas along the road before you hit the protected forest. One in particular caught my eye, and I made a point to stop and investigate. Standing in the middle of this devastating mess of old stumps, logs and logging debris was the ruins of an old abandoned rock chimney. There was a dirt road extending out past a locked gate and we walked to road a ways until we got as close as we could, and then being careful not to trip over the branches and other rubble, made our way towards it. When we reached it we looked around for other signs of the old homestead, but there were none to be found. On the backside of the structure in the cement holding the rocks together was the hand-carved date "1920". I thought the ominous storm clouds that were quickly moving in over the scene added to the mystery of the fireplace. If walls, or in this case chimneys, could talk...

Shared On: Outdoor Wednesday; Wordless Wednesday; Communal Global; Image-in-ing (WW); Create With Joy (WW)Wednesdays Around The World; Skywatch

Monday, March 14, 2016

A Season for Mushrooms

A season for mushrooms is upon us! It has been really rainy and wet around our neck of the woods, but the forecast is showing sun in the upcoming few days. All that dampness with the warmth of the sun is perfect mushroom conditions. I cannot wait! I love to take macro photographs of mushrooms, and have been awaiting their spring arrival along with the flowers and other small signs of the changing season. This tiny grouping I spotted this past week in the still very rainy weather, which is a sure sign of things to come!

Shared On: Macro Monday; I Heart Macro; MakroMontag; Inspire Me Monday; Good. Random. Fun.; Monday Mellow Yellows; Life Thru the Lens; Thorough My LensOur WorldNature Notes; Maple Hill Hop