Sunday, June 14, 2009

Peaceful Day


This graceful white pine poses for Scenic Sunday at the edge of Elk Lake along the Cascades Lakes Highway West of Bend, Oregon. In the distance Mt Bachelor presides quietly. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout, and kokanee which can be caught by day visitors out of small aluminum boats that are rented at the nearby log cabin store. There is nothing here suggesting the drone of large motor homes and vibrating diesel pickups or the congestion which plagues large campgrounds. It is simple serenity. I find it fortunate today to be able to spend a lovely afternoon not that many minutes from my house and rejoice in gazing at this grandeur.

4 comments:

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tapirgal said...

It's amazing how much open, unspoiled space there is in Oregon. I hope it's always that way. This is a gorgeous shot and nice things you wrote about it.

Jacob said...

Can't beat a place like that. You're fortunate to have it so close by!

Small City Scenes said...

OooOoOO What a spot. I love to catch trout early in the morning and have them for breakfast---well not a whole string of them but one anyway. Have you caught Kokanee? MB