Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Change of Scenery

My friend Eleni and I left Portland and Mount Hood behind us

and headed due east and south to new landscapes. Wheat fields and windmills

gave way to the John Day National Monument area where extraordinary sights delighted us:

a lovely moonrise,

unusual flora

forbiding rock citadels.

65 millions year old "painted hills", and

lava mounds.

Then we returned to more familiar landscape on our way back to Portland. All in all a memorable trip.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The painted hills photograph reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting! Stark beauty.

Kate G said...

Gorgeous pictures! Which state(s) were you visiting?

Françoise said...

Kate, this is gorgeous, multi-faceted Oregon, 3 hours from Portland. BTW, I still can't post on your site . . .