some bits from the other end of Oregon

E-OR-The painted hills section of Eastern Oregon…
that’s not snow you’re seeing. For a look at some better shots of this section click here.
I
 hope to go back to catch more of that myself some day.

E-Oregon-it’s mostly high desert, but still manages it’s own sort of beauty.

Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.
― Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraDon Quixote

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34 thoughts on “some bits from the other end of Oregon

  1. Hmmmm. You know, Gunta. I never realized Oregon had desert landscape as well. So fascinating. And perhaps I need to refresh my USA geography… 😉
    Beautiful shots, btw. .

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    • My state has a very wide range of varied landscapes – from the coast (which seems to get the most billing), to the Cascade mountains (and its chain of hopefully inactive volcanoes), on into the dry desert stretch of Eastern Oregon. It also gets into the mountains that include Hells Canyon up in the NE corner…. an area I wanted to explore, but couldn’t because the roads were still blocked by snow in mid to late May. http://wp.me/pXX8J-2aF

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    • Thank you for the lovely praise. I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get to seeing ALL the wonders that Oregon has to offer. It’s such a diverse state and, so far, isn’t as crowded as some better known places. If Nina keeps blogging, it could start filling up though. 😉

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  2. It looks like an interesting landscape, one that I would like to see in person some day. Not that your photos aren’t good, but I’d also like to do a little fossil hunting in some of the rock outcrops.

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    • Thanks, soonie. It never ceases to amaze me the wonders that are available right here in this country. I suppose it’s the reason that I’ve never been any too tempted to go elsewhere.

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  3. I’m not sure if I’ve been in Oregon, maybe too young to recall. But I’m impressed by its variety and beauty. You make a fine representation of all its parts, and all its parts are quite something to see. It seems in many ways similar to the California coast, but wetter.

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    • I’m a little afraid to spread the word about its fantastic variety and beauty because the thing I love the most is that it’s nowhere near as crowded as California. Would like to keep it that way. I even like the wetter part. Then again there are folks who don’t like the wet winters. Eastern Oregon is a whole lot drier than the coastal regions, so take your pick. It seems to have a little something for everyone. (Except, so far, the crowds and the development. Though I suppose that will come, too, someday. 😦 )

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    • Yes, on the way home, but that’s not snow… some sort of mineral deposits. What adds to the ‘painted’ impression of the hills out there. Someday I’d like to spend a bit more time in that section of the state. Might have to wait for it to cool off though. 🙂

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