I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Headed to the Hills

These photos are of a day trip Randy and I took with the children, this past July, we drove out the McKenzie Hwy and drove to Sisters, Oregon then circled back down the hill to Springfield, stopping to see some of the sights of our area. I have placed links for more history and information, I get mesmerized by the beauty and fail to take notes.

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/visitors/docs/McKenzieHatchBroch.pdf



























The Pictures above  are of the McKenzie Fish Hatchery : I have provided a link for you to read up on it if you wish. I am terrible at explaining where I have been and what the photos are of , I have placed links for each special spot we stopped on this day.
 This was just where we stopped or lunch. A pull out on the side of the road.




 http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGW276-049   http://www.myscenicdrives.com/drives/oregon/mckenzie-santiam-scenic-byway
These are the Lava Flows, gorgeous and desolate, I visit this place frequently, I take the children here, like the ocean it shows the awesome power of nature.


































The photo directly above is a lava river, this is where it flowed creating the trench you see.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recreation/recarea/?recid=4404
This is Sahalie Falls and Koosha Falls, on of the most beautiful areas in Oregon.




























9 comments:

  1. wow, lovely nature photos, jan! what beautiful places those are! i enjoyed so much the photo tour! <3 :-)

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    1. Thank you Irene, I love my home State.

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  2. Absolutely awe-inspiring, Jan! Are you sure you all don't live in God's country? :) What a beautiful way to wake up this morning . . .
    Blessings!

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    1. I think it is, Oregon is a beautiful place...Thank you.

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  3. So many cool shots! That lava flow area is amazing! Like you sais, nature is quite powerful. :)

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I love seeing the evidence frequently and showing it to the world.

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  4. WOW!!! GORGEOUS, STUNNING, and BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! i want to be there!!!! what a great place to grow up some younguns'! thank you for sharing, jan XOXOXO

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