Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Green Scene


People often say of Oregon, "It's so green". In fact, much of the Eastern and Southeastern part of the state is arid or semi-arid. In contrast, some areas of the coast are so wet that they are classified by geographers as temperate rain forests. The above picture, taken this past weekend in the Cascades just west of Bend, Oregon for Think Green Thursday, offers you a bouquet of young fir boughs, some columbine ( I think), spread above a carpet of primarily wood sorrel. It show a luscious world, cool, fragrant, abundant with life and pleasing to the eye and heart on a summer's day.

4 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Very cool and I mean cool as in cold and not hip. Is it as blistering hot on your side of the mts. as we coasties are having it? Triple digits and our power was off so no luxury of AC. It's still green at my house though---pretty burned up elsewhere. MB

Jacob said...

The smell of fir boughs takes me back to my Minnesota childhood years! Lovely image, Lee.

And I think you're right...many people see the Pacific Northwest as one unit - cool and rainy.

tapirgal said...

That's a very lovely composition. Once again the greens are excellent! I have so much trouble getting certain greens to come out right. This looks like you could touch it (carefully).

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I'm thinking green on this post and hoping you will post a Skywatch Friday!! Great picture!