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.
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