O Christmas Tree

Bend Oregon City Christmas Tree

I've been having a hard time getting out shooting lately. There's something about the cold and dark that makes me want to hibernate. I did get out in the early morning recently and took a couple of photos of the city Christmas tree. Maralee

Cold Morning

Early morning mountains

Winter has arrived and although we don't have much snow . . . yet . . . it is cold. The mornings have been exceptionally cold but I forced myself outside to get a few shots of the mountains against the morning sky. It was about 15 degrees F and I was only able to …

Road Trip Part 3

Sun setting behind the Cascade Mountains

Because the sun is setting so early (around 4:30 pm) , we caught the sunset on our drive home over the mountains. It made it much harder to take photos from a moving vehicle, but I did what I could. Maralee

Road Trip Part 2 – Mt. Hood

Mount Hood, Oregon Cascades

Once we passed Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood loomed right in front of us. On a cloudless day, it is a spectacular sight to see this mountain right in front of you. Again, all photos were taken from a moving vehicles so they may not be tack sharp. Maralee

Road Trip Part 1

Mt. Jefferson, Oregon Cascades

We took a day trip over the mountains yesterday to attend an event. Normally I don't like to drive over the mountain passes in winter but winter has not yet arrived here. In fact, it was a gorgeous, sun-filled day and the mountains were spectacular. We didn't have time to stop to take photos so …