Monday, October 22, 2012

Mom: You left just in time

There was snow in the mountains today, visible from town.

So I'm putting on some pictures of your place at Two Springs to make me think warm, dry thoughts.

Morning . . .

Evening (I actually have this as my desktop on my day-job computer).

I'll make believe that I'm sitting on the patio listening to the fountain . . .

How are the babies that we planted?  I want more like the Madagascar Palm in the middle.

And I forgot to ask the story behind the giant Marilyn we passed in town.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

More Best Places - Smith Rock

These pictures have been sitting here waiting for me for over three months, ever since the Redmond shows.  I recently learned that there are co-workers who say they love central Oregon and the Bend area . . . but have never ventured just a few miles to the north.

Can't you almost smell the juniper and sage? 

 The Crooked River lies below.

 Natural bonsai.

 Eagle nests dot the faces of the cliffs.

 We watched two climbing parties; can you see them?