Thursday, December 31, 2009

Brush Along The River

There is a lot of life along the rivers and streams.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

If you spend any time around Vale, Oregon sooner or later you will find Bully Creek. Here is a view from a private farm near Vale.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

You won't find blossoms like this in the winter, but I thought they would be a nice touch for the Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shoe in a Tree

As funny as this particular photo may be at first glance it is also a grim reminder that the wilderness is no longer pristine. Litter comes in many shapes and sizes, though for the life of me I couldn't figure out how this shoe ended up in that tree.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rock Monument

Finding this pile of rocks will cost you half a day of driving over some of the worst roads in the United States but it is well worth it. The view alone is worth it and knowing that you've been where few people have been is always fun.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rain Clouds

I love it when the clouds come together for the spring rains. The farmers in the area really rely on this moisture and for that matter so does most of the local economy.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Malheur River Cliffs

You'll find these fun cliffs along the Malheur River along highway 20. There are roads to get back on top of them but I don't recommend driving them if you are afraid of heights.