Thursday, July 2, 2009

Simplicity at Nightfall


My son and I headed out for early evening fly fishing on the upper Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon. Instead of casting for sassy trout, I angled for a few good pictures for Skywatch Friday. At our favorite fishing spot, the river squeezes its way along the edge of an enormous lava flow from a not too long extinct volcano. The thick jagged texture and size of this phenomenon is a sight to behold. In the above picture one brave pine has managed to find a foothold in this barren world. This tree stands tall and tenacious, poking up defiantly before the multi-colored sky behind it.

11 comments:

Linnea W said...

Wow! Yes, simple yet gorgeous capture!

fickleinpink said...

wow! amazing picture. you captured the serenity....

B SQUARED said...

Always amazed by the "one" tree scenes;they seem to be so poetic.

Regina said...

Simply beautiful.
Captured it greatly.

Fadhli said...

Yup, everybody right. I love it, I love sunset.

Jacob said...

The tree makes it! Super shot. Long ago I came to the place where I'd rather take pictures than fish!

Thanks for the Ocala DP comment...you should be a realtor! ;-)

Prospero said...

This is really really nice, Lee.

tapirgal said...

Another gem from Bend. I loved it the minute I saw it.

SquirrelQueen said...

Such a beautiful sunset in a great part of the country. Hope it's a little cooler down your way.

SQ

J Bar said...

That's beautiful.
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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

my favorite part of time. :)