Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Columbia River from Wintler Park

Finding Local Beauty

Wintler Park is a popular local destination during the summer months; it was all but abandoned when I visited the site last week. However, I found it to be quite lovely on that dry and chilly morning. It's always great to appreciate the beauty in one's own backyard!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Beauty of Winter's Gray

Moody and Mysterious

This photo was taken a couple of days ago at an urban park in the center of our city. Rarely does the temperature dip below freezing in our community since we're at such a low elevation. When I shot this photo it was 26 degrees! Ice, fog, and snow have a way of making nature a bit moody & mysterious!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Beauty of Mirror Pond

Bend, Oregon

Mirror Pond is an impoundment of the Deschutes River, forming a small urban lake in Bend, Oregon. Recently, my husband - Michael Lindstrom - composed an oil painting of this very sight.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wildlife Wetland Refuge

     Mimsi Marsh

Just down our rural road is this wildlife wetland. With a nearby railroad, and Portland International Airport approximately a mile away, you wouldn't think that wildlife would like this spot - but they do!
(This marsh even made it into my manuscript for a middle grade novel.)