Monday, August 9, 2010

Beautiful Oregon

My in-laws recently moved from Dallas to Portland, so we went for a visit. It's hard to believe places like that really exist, the exquisite beauty of water and mountains and huge trees.
Ted and I decided we need to live next to the ocean.
Gorgeous flowers were everywhere. These were at a local park.
We couldn't believe how big even the fruit was in Oregon.
This is the view from Garry & Rachel's living room window. Sigh.
Rachel & Garry with their "babies," next to a community garden. I wish we had one here!
Their house- just kidding! I saw this in the woods and had to take a picture. I'm not sure where I'm going to use it in my art, but I just love the crumbling structure.
We had a picnic lunch in a little park off the beaten path.
After lunch, we walked on the trail nearby. It was like stepping back in time.
Suddenly a curve in the trail revealed this waterfall!
Ted wanted to get in, but I wouldn't let him. I'm a stick-in-the-mud, I know.
Multnomah Falls is breathtaking.
At the bottom of the falls.
We took a trip down the coast and stopped by these amazing trees. They don't grow this tall in Texas!
Our view when we looked up.
It was pretty chilly there- a welcome relief from 100+ degree days in Texas!
This is the 250-300 year old "Octopus Tree."
Did I mention we want to move to Oregon?...
It seemed like everywhere we looked was picture perfect.
Some of the cliffs we passed along the way.

Needless to say, I can't wait to go back!

5 comments:

KimDoll said...

I'm so so so so so so so jealous!! All the pictures really are great. You're so photogenic and beautiful! Maybe next time you visit Gary and Rachel, I'll stow away in your bag. :) Thanks for sharing these!

Maggie said...

Those aee beautiful pics of oregon and you! I love that God made this world with such care!!

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Linda said...

Oh wow....they are wonderful photos Michelle. That waterfall is stunningly beautiful.

Looks like you had a fantastic time....you look so happy :-)

Swordite said...

Hey Michelle. ,

So nice to find a kindred spirit. We love Oregon too---- and I have suffered with intermittent depression for 15 years. We are going back there for a week at the end of May. We asked Megan where she wanted to go for her senior trip, Cannon Beach was her choice. If she wasn't such a home body, she'd live there too.

Love,

Vicki Sword

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