24 x 30"
acrylic on canvas

First night in Oregon - camping by the river.

Hell's Canyon

John Day Fossil Bed
(left) Oregon Trail Marker, erected in 1943

"This tree no longer bears fruit, just a few pairs!"

Evening rainbow

Obsidian - type of glass created by the rapid cooling of lava. When frothy, it cools to form pumice.

Driving through the clouds, the rocky cliffs became dark castles, cutting thought the haze.

There are times when death is more interesting than life.

A river through the rain forest. Everything is draped with moss.

This is the warning given at the parking lot of the Natural Hot Spring in the Umpqua National Forest.

Heed the warning! This is a very popular spring!

Pools formed along the side of the mountain.

Soaking in a spring overlooking the river.

Hydro power pipeline built of wood and bursting at the seems.

Watch your step! The boardwalk was washed out by a mudslide. The trail was actually closed!

Tokeetee Falls

Admiring the scenery.

Still in the Umpqua Nat. Forest- stray from the path.

You won't regret it!

The places we will go . . .

The things we will see . . .

We spent the entire day visiting waterfalls. Clearwater Falls, seen here, was one of the 24 falls in the area!

Whitehorse Falls

Crater Lake

It is the deepest lake in the United States!

A little wine tasting at Roxy Anne winery.

There are over 200 covered bridges in the area.
The Milo bridge is the newest of them.

Oregon Dunes Nat. Rec. area forms part of the Oregon Coast.

Some time in Eugene, where VW's are prevalent.

Salem, Oregon. The state capital.
(left) Capital building.

Tour the capital for a chance to sit in the governor's seat!

North Star Coffee House became a refuge for some Chai Tea and free wifi!

Matt Groening grew up here and named several of the characters of The Simpsons from the street names.

The Flower Festival took place while we were in town.

Portland Art Center- My Own Private Idaho painting

Mount Hood remains glacier covered year round.

We were able to gather some Rainier cherries.

Along the Hood river, there are several amazing waterfalls including Horsetail Falls (right), and Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon.
However, the true beauty in the land is only seen by taking a closer look!

Bridal Veil Falls

To the left are blackberries that have yet to ripen. Above, the yellow berries are salmon berries, which are not all that tasty. The red berries are called thimble berries and taste somewhat like raspberries.

The building directly above is called Vista House and provides a great view of the river.

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