Archive for the ‘Outdoors’ Category

14
Apr

Taking A Walk

   Posted by: John

Taking A Walk

Taking A Walk

14
Apr

Peaceful Porch

   Posted by: John

Because sitting down and enjoying the evening here would be amazing.

Peaceful Porch

Peaceful Porch

Peaceful Porch

Peaceful Porch

12
Apr

Taking A Walk

   Posted by: John

Taking A Walk

Taking A Walk

15
Dec

Winter is not officially here yet…

   Posted by: John

Some pictures from a park, showing that Winter has arrived early this year.

Cold water

Cold trail

Complete with graffiti

Sit there and you will freeze your backside

Ice in the water

Leaves and snow

Frozen branches

More frozen branches

Frozen foliage

Low fence

Not so frozen geese

Naturally flocked tree

Frosty pine needles

7
Dec

Winter has arrived!

   Posted by: John

And it has brought with it cold, snow and cold.  The weather bookies are saying -1 tonight. Yuck!

Here’s some snow pictures though!

Snow in the back yard

Doggie trail...more like doggie hops

We won't be sitting here for a while

Front yard

Snow

Some bushes just seem to attract more snow

7
Sep

Wind Turbines

   Posted by: John

Coming back from Glenns Ferry one day I drove several miles up a back road called Oregon Trail Byway.  It went straight through a wind turbine farm.  There were several hundred of the things around.  I stopped right by one of them.  There was surprisingly little sound.  One thing you never see from a distance is the power regulator/transformer outside the tower.

Tower base

Transformer

Big Bird Killers

7
Sep

Nasty Weather

   Posted by: John

We had a couple days of thunderstorms.  Rain, wind, hail, and general nastiness.  We needed the rain badly.  And I love a good thunderstorm.  Here’s a few pictures of the rain, sky, and aftermath from the trees taking a beating.

Raining

More raining

Sky during storm

Clouds during storm

Yard after hail

Driveway after rain

18
Aug

Along the Way Back from Oregon

   Posted by: John

I stopped a couple places along Highway 20 on the way back home and got these shots.  The South Santiam river is very pretty, even though there is very little water in it.

River and sky

Water and rock and trees...oh my!

Lava rocks along the road

Trees, upright and fallen

18
Aug

A Few Good Pictures

   Posted by: John

While visiting my sister last week I took a bunch of pictures, but I also spent a lot of time messing with settings and often took many pictures of the same thing.  But, here are a few that I took that turned out good. 

Street corner where I grew up

Out the back and across the fields

Neighbor's barn

Apples on a tree in the field

Chair in the field

Getting ready to rain

Surprise!

18
Aug

Sunrise

   Posted by: John

The only benefit of having so much smoke in the air is that sunrise and sunset are very colorful.  Here’s this morning’ sunrise.

Getting ready to peek over the mountain

Behind a tree

12
Aug

Sunset Pictures

   Posted by: John

Taken from my sister’s back yard.

Brightness

Fading to Orange

In between trees

Tree and star

Tree, blue and orange

Fading to red

Moon over the trees

Last gasp

21
Jul

Randomness

   Posted by: John

Just a few random pictures.

Sunrise

Hay Bales

Sunset

Silo Sunset

Half a Moon Away...

Lazy Lily