Friday, October 31, 2008

Trip to the Coast part 1

The road that leads to Roseburg from Bend. Our starting date 10-27-08
This is Hwy 138 that goes to Diamond Lake, Please click on so you can read about Diamond Lake and all the wonders of things to do and campgrounds, Glide, the fascination of that small community is the Colliding Rivers. The only place in the world where two rivers meet head-on. The North Umpqua River flows generally from the northeast, and the Little River flows generally from the southwest. As they get closer to one another, they happen to take a north/south approach, until they basically meet head-on. The lesser Little River loses its name to the larger river as they flow roughly westard together as one river, the North Umpqua River and Roseburg.

You can see how the fall colors are here more than in Bend as we drive down that way.
If you click on the photo and look at that rock it looks like a head of an indian. well it does to me anyway.

There were a lot of cones along this part of the road due to the fire they had this summer, the road was closed for sometime, there must of been trees that fell as some of the railings were broken.
Another interesting rock formation
There was quite a bit of water in the river this yr at this time. usually there isn't that much. so must of been a good snow fall this yr for sure to keep the river up.Since the fire i don't think that the campgrounds did very well this yr as they were all closed up, not sure if they close them this early in the yr. But you could still smell the burn as you drove down this part of the Hwy.
Our drive took us past the Dry Creek Store which i looked up on the internet and discovered that the place is for sale, so here is his website if your interested in a small business. I found it interesting that almost the same photo i got as a drive by he has on his website dated 10-31-07

Beautiful fall colors
The bridge to cross to go into Glide

Beautiful green scenery with a beautiful blue sky.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sky Watch Over Bend


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10-23-08 Took this shot at 7:15 AM Todays photos are of the morning sunrise shots10-20-08
I don't get up too early to capture the morning clouds but this morning i got a great shot of the cloud. Later in the morning the wind was blowing like crazy and many of the leaves finally came off the tree. Of course they all had to blow on the sidewalk.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sky Watch Friday Over Bend

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I took these photos tonight for sky watch such beautiful pinks




Sunday, October 12, 2008

Drive to Crooked River Ranch

It was cold this morning and last night down to freezing as we headed down to Redmond one of the ranches had on there sprinkler system so here is the beauty of all the water being sprayed froze.




Yesterday we took a drive to Crooked River Ranch to see about a camper, and here is a few photos of the scenery along the way, Winter has come, see all that new snow on the mountains, sure is pretty but well winter is here i think. Click on here to read the History of the Crooked River Ranch interesting.

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This we think is a old Pumice plant

Hasn't been used in yrs.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sky Watch over Bend

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I took these photos of the sky tonight before the snow came.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sky Watch over Bend

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