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 …



We're still getting smoke from fires in the region. A big thunderstorm rolled through on Thursday night and caused multiple fires but fortunately most of them were caught early. Maralee

A Frosty Day

Although we haven't had any snow yet this year, we've had a few days of freezing fog which makes for some beautiful winter scenes. These are from a walk at different points in the river this morning. Maralee

Good Morning Sunshine

As I was driving to work this morning, there were some dark clouds over the mountains, but behind me the sun was breaking. I went down to the river, hoping that I'd get a beautiful glow on the mountains. That didn't happen but I did get some beautiful sun rays coming through and highlighting some …