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.

10 comments:

Snapper said...

Beautiful photo. I was just in Bend (the weekend of the car show). Hope you've gotten some rain.

rimz said...

U tke awesome snaps. Its really treats my eye...
n ya thanx fr visiting my blog too..:)

Think Green Thursday said...

I agree with you Lee..You live in a beautiful area of the country that many of us don't get to see...I am happy to see posts from another nature lover....Michelle

tapirgal said...

The colors and contrast are really striking. You caught this at the perfect time and did a good job with the framing. I love the sky.

Jacob said...

What a pleasure to view. The water, the sky, the colors...and you say it is a "clean" river. Just can't beat it! Thanks, Lee!

Sapphire said...

What an awesome place! Picture Perfect! I wish I could visit this place someday :) Rivers, seas always fascinate me...especially those landscapes which are lined with greenery....Nature does leave you awe-struck many times!

Small City Scenes said...

I'll take nature anytime. It is here for us to watch, for us to enjoy and appreciate. And i do and will. MB

Beautiful shot. I want to play in that water and stare into the sky. MB

Babooshka said...

Who needs the commercial bit. This is a roaring rolling beauty.

cieldequimper said...

This is such a beautiful symphony of greys and greens.

SandyCarlson said...

Your eye follows your heart to some incredible beauty.