Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Oregon in Photos


Every time I come to Oregon, the damp green surroundings soothe my soul.  I soak up the scenery, tucking away the memories to take out and replay in my mind when I return to my desert home. 
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10.  When I return to the desert, John will be there to welcome me home. 








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33 comments:

  1. **sigh** What a lovely pictures and moments to dream of that place. Thanks.

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    1. You're welcome. It really is a beautiful state.

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  2. Ah, such pretty flowers. I've.never seen one of them before. The big puffy white one with a circle of pink petals around the outside. What is that? No doubt John is missing you.have a safe trip home.

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    1. That is a type of peony. My mom and I visited a peony farm, and I was impressed with just how many different varieties there are.

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    1. Thank you. It helps that the subject matter is so photogenic.

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  4. Oregon looks like a beautiful place. So many of my favorite plants in this post - Columbine, Peonies, Rhododendron and the Bleeding Heart is beautiful!

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    1. It really is. It's rainy, but when the rain brings forth such beautiful plants, how can one complain?

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  5. I love your pictures. I think I say this every week but I do. You visit beautiful places and you photograph lovely things. Thank you for sharing your thankfuls in such a visually pleasing way.

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    1. Thank you. I'm a visual person, and I love to be able to preserve the beauty around me. If I start with good material, then take a million photos, usually I can find a few that work for the blog. :-)

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  6. number nine... we have "bleeding hearts" all over the place usually but not yet this year! Lovely photos! Our azaleas are slow too... oh well ... we will get to enjoy them a bit later is all.... what spectacular photos!

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    1. I love bleeding hearts. I tried growing some in the desert, but that didn't turn out so well.

      The photo of the sheep?/goat? above makes me smile. Its mouth is open because it was answering me after I bleated at it. Makes me wish I had been shooting video at the time!

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  7. So. Gorgeous. I want to climb that mossy tree.

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    1. Come on over! That maple tree looks like it's a million years old, but my parents actually planted it when they moved to this house in 1981. Isn't it gorgeous?

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  8. What lovely pics! No wonder you're thankful!

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  9. So beautiful. I especially like that peony. The photos are very good!

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    1. Isn't that a pretty peony? It really stood out to me.

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  10. Started with your latest post first...and glad I did. Love the photos Kristi. All of them beautiful! I can't decide which is my favorite - the bench/tree or the skyline/barn.
    I've never been to Oregon. Never thought there was such wide open farmland. Goodness knows what I've been thinking!
    You and John take such great pictures. Love and happiness. :D

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    1. The tree/bench is on my parents' property. I don't know who owns the barn. We were driving back from visiting my grandma, and I just had to get a photo of those clouds!

      The Willamette Valley has lots of farmland, but there are also lots of wooded areas in Oregon, too. Both logging and agriculture are major industries.

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  11. Your photos are always so stunning and these are no exception - so beautiful there!
    And one thing I love about the TToT is that you can always count on John being in your #10 spot. I love that.
    Happy 100!

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    1. And really, I should probably count down rather than up, and put John in the #1 spot. :-)

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  12. Ohhh, how gorgeous! I want to go there NOW! I love #6. He's SMILING! I also love #8, because I have a weakness for picturesque farms. There's one on the way to my parents' house that I really need to photograph.
    p.s. I bought some raspberries today and thought of you

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    1. Hurry up and come before I leave!
      I love that lamb or kid or whatever it is. He's actually answering my bleat! I should have videotaped it. Apparently I'm multi-lingual, because I bleated, and he looked up and answered.

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    2. More like the sheep alarm clock. :-)

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  13. I know one!! I know one!!! #2 are rhododenri!! Rohodendroneses… lol

    noce pitchas… hey is that an alpaca no? maybe a goat?

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    1. Yes on the rhodies, no on the alpaca. Maybe a goat. Maybe a sheep. I'm not sure. The adults had huge curly horns. I'm going to try a google search to figure out what animals they are.

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    2. OK, I believe they are Soay sheep. Hurray for google.

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  14. How wonderful!! Love all the flowers. We're living in a brand-new development, so most yards are still wasteland, but here and there are little lush oases; hopefully, our yard will be one of them soon!

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  15. What wonderful things to be thankful for! Beautiful flowers that I am sure you don't see much of in the desert. Have a great week.

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  16. I can only echo what everyone else has said - those pictures are WOW! I'm glad you've been having such a lovely time surrounded by lush greenery and water :)

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  17. You have such lovely flowers! I also like your guard sheep! I've never been to Oregon, but it looks like a beautiful place to live.

    Julie

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