Thursday, August 13, 2009
Rolling through town
I have been asked why I rarely post pictures of the houses or commercial district of Bend, Oregon. I suppose I will eventually. The thing is, I am forever captivated by the incredible natural scenes which compose Bend's backdrop. Taken from a secluded spot at Second St. Park, the Deschutes River refreshes the town from the heat like a sweet cool drink. Residences are nestled along the banks, many incorporating native plants, lava and basalt rocks into their landscape. There are a few fishermen and kayakers who frequent this spot, but for the most part, it is simply a tree-lined stretch of clear clean river pleasing to the eye and a rich habitat for small trout and birds. It is easy here to appreciate Green.