Friday, May 22, 2009

Home on the Range

Most people associate Oregon with miles of lush green forests as a result of excessively rainy weather. I have often heard it said by out-of-staters that they couldn't live in Oregon with all that gray and wet. That viewpoint may apply to the Oregon Coast and the West side of the Cascades, but as you can see by this photo, which represents the high desert on the East
side of the mountains, much of Oregon looks like wild West. In the distance Mount Hood's snow-covered peak rises 11,249 feet and is one of many dormant volcanoes that form such a magnificent backdrop to Central Oregon and Bend in particular. If you come to visit, bring your skis or fishing gear or your canoe or off road vehicle but you can leave your umbrella at home. For Skywatch Friday this picture assures you that here the deer and antelope(pronghorns) roam and, most of the time, the sky is not cloudy all day.

7 comments:

tapirgal said...

I love this composition with the muted colors in the foreground - and of course the lovely sagebrush and fence. Oregon has many faces, that's for sure!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Hi Lee,
I used to see the mountain from the other side when I lived in Salem.
Your area of the state has it's own beauty, and that photo represents it well.

Regina said...

Nice shot. Oregon is beautiful.

B Squared said...

You are opening my eyes. I had no idea it was like this.

prkl said...

Whutta lovely scenery. Breath taking and stunning! Happy SWF!

Jacob said...

We learn so much from these photos...I knew there was a difference on the eastern side...but it is nice to see what it looks like.

J Bar said...

Great scene.
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