Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Beautiful Central Oregon


The Cascade Mountains form a stunning backdrop for Bend. Autumn color is just beginning to show. In the mild Willamette Valley, Salem gets clouds and rain while Bend, at an elevation of 3600+ ft above sea level, and at the western edge of high desert country, gets a lot of sunny skies and snow. Not sure why our autumn is weeks ahead of theirs.

7 comments:

Hope said...

This is such a peaceful and beautiful scene. Just gorgeous!

Bronwyn said...

Oh that is divine! I love the snow-capped mountains peaking over in the background -- and all the colours of autumn. Love it.

Cyndy: said...

Love that shot. We are headed to Bend today for a long weekend.

Steve Buser said...

Jill, consider me stunned. Such a majestic and tranquil setting. You did a good job of capturing it with the ladies in front giving it a warm, human feel.

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice to have the people in this image for scale. And yes, our dinner in Little Italy was delicious!

Kim said...

That shot is just gorgeous. I can almost smell the air, its so clear.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Susie of Arabia said...

I really miss the natural beauty of America. You just don't see things like this here in Saudi Arabia!