Monday, April 13, 2009

This is my World / John Day Fossil Beds

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I took these photos in "07" as we were driving back from Portland, and took the back roads. Its a popular place. Check out the website for the Fossil Bed. And also the Painted Hills is not far from there. And be sure to stop in the small town of Mitchell and meet Henry the 700 lb bear that lives in a cage


The Painted Hills Unit contains 3,132 acres of scenic marvels unique even in the Pacific Northwest. Located 9 miles northwest of Mitchell, and 75 miles east of Bend, the Painted Hills are visited year-round. Outdoor exhibits and a picnic area are also available for visitors here.Most years, the peak of wildflower season in late April to early May is spectacular.






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27 comments:

Babooshka said...

My other half, the artist used to be a geologist. This would be right up his street. He always says America is the place for geologists want to study. I can see why. Fascinating and stunning.

Marites said...

Would be so nice to hike around the place. The mountain peaks look unique. Nice pics!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Interesting! Great places to visit, thanks for sharing your world with us.
Mary ElizabethBlog.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Nice rock formation, beautiful capture..

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting. The last picture looks like a castle on the rcks.

Denise said...

Wonderful post, would love to go to that National Park one day. Your photos are very enjoyable. Thank you!

Carolyn said...

Thank you for your interesting post of your world. I have just watched the story of Kilauea in Hawaii and I am keeping watch on Mt. Redoubt in Alaska and reading its history and the devastation of laharas. Have a great day.
Smiles

fishing guy said...

Lily: That is a wonderful place to share from your world, neat photos.

Erin said...

and every one thought Oregon was filled with pine trees and green...enjoyed the post and the peaks are great.

thanks for sharing with us.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Oooh! Fossils! I'd love this place!

Tammie Lee said...

Such wonderful formations. Earth is amazing!

Daryl said...

Lilli, these photos are wonderful and the info is fascinating .. thanks!

Louise said...

I'm pretty sure I would have never placed such photos in Oregon! Very interesting and beautiful!

Lady Di Tn said...

What unusual rocks. Not enough green for this TN. gal. Peace

Janie said...

Those are beautiful rock formations. Would be interesting to check out the fossils.

Luke Wiley said...

The pacific northwest is home to some amazing sites!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lyme Regis beach in England is our prime location for fossils, you can literally walk along the beach picking them up! I love places like this just so interesting.

Arija said...

I love nature's palace in the last shot. I really like fossils too. In one of my earlier My World posts I have 250 million year old fossilised leaves.

W. Latane Barton said...

That last photo looks like a fairy castle. Just amazing. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with me.

Donna said...

WoW!! Now you can "see" what a million years Looks like!hughugs

dot said...

I've never seen anything like that. I would love to see the fossils but not the bear!

Reader Wil said...

Impressive rock formations, Lily! They look like an ancient castle!
Thanks for sharing! Thanks for your kind comment!

Donna said...

COME LOOK!!

cieldequimper said...

Thank you for bringing them to me. I have been wanting to go there for awhile now but on each of my trips to the Pacific Northwest something unexpected crops up to keep me in WA or north of Baker.

Gaelyn said...

Thanks for the memories. The three units of John Day are all so uniquely different.

Erin said...

enjoyed your post and the fossil beds look like a great place to stop in and visit. and i would love to see the bear...

have a great week.

J'ellen said...

I just found your blog...I lived in the Medford, OR area 16 yrs until '04...and have been to Bend a few times. Love seeing your blog posts!