Goose Lake is in the very northeast corner of California, just south of Lakeview, Oregon. There isn’t much water these days … although in the winter/early spring there can be a very shallow covering (some years). You can see a small patch of water in the far right corner.
I was going through photos and when I got to this one, I couldn’t remember anything about this view of a back country road. It fell into place when I enlarged the image and it turned into water … this is a branch of the John Day River in central Oregon.
I was going through my images and found these two that were taken at about the same spot 15 years apart. I thought it was real interesting to see the changes. The road is washed out about 5 miles from here … and so it hasn’t been maintained since the storms of 2001. So the top photo was after 5 years of erosion. The bottom photo is 15 years later, in 2021.
Glass Mountain is southeast of Prineville in north central Oregon. It got the name from the large pieces of obsidian that are scattered across the surface. I like the showers showing off in the distance.
This is another shot from a recent trip up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. On my return to the parking lot up the Hurricane Hill road (closed to traffic in winter), the snow picked up from a gentle dusting to a little more serious effort. I liked the way the trees looked with the new snow. But I also liked the way the flakes coming down against the background of the sky made it so that I didn’t have to bother checking for sensor spots.