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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Views from the East Steens Road


One of the perks of my Ag Survey job is the scenery...yesterday was a "wintery mix" of snow, rain and sunshine.

































































Today, I've got to go back up to John Day/Mt. Vernon...gotta run! Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

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24 comments:

CTG Ponies said...

Spectacular scenery!!

maiden53 said...

Great pics!! I especially like the next to the last one!

Cowgirl in the City said...

Oh... thank you for posting these! Its a trip back through memory lane for me, as we used to ranch in the Trout Creek Mountains, southeast of these shots. Thanks!

Trail Riding Cowgirl said...

Amazing pictures girl! Thanks for sharing.

DarcC said...

Lovely.

lisa said...

That alone would make the job worth while! Some beautiful country that is for sure!

Jayke said...

My favourite is the third-to-last one. So mysterious. That's some beautiful country you get to take in!

Sydney said...

Beautiful. I love seeing mountains. Around here it's literally as flat as a pancake.

Paula said...

Just incredible! Absolutely glorious!

Janice said...

Wow, beautiful shots Karen.

Kate said...

Gorgeous - thank you!

HBFG said...

Your photos show the beautiful and magnificent landscape you live in, breathtaking! Landscapes like that always make me feel so humble.

Shirley said...

Such grand, sweeping country. The third to last is my fave too.

jane augenstein said...

Simply stunning!
Thanks for sharing.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

A wonderful view!

gtyyup said...

maiden53~The photo really didn't catch the darkness of the cloud that half covered the hillside, but it was interesting how the cloud edge had a vertical edge...that's what caught my eye.

The 3rd pic from the end? You guys liked it? I almost didn't include it because I thought it looked almost gross and dirty. It's actually the Alvord Hot Springs coming out of the ground. Extremely hot water that will scald you if not mixed with cold water.

Thank you all for your kind words. I'll try to get down that road again when it's sunny...it's really spectacular!

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Beautiful! Are you sure you want to share this stuff with the general public? You're going to have a bunch of people moving in around there if the word gets out. :)

Sarah said...

You do cover some beautiful territory! Traveling is so much more enjoyable when you have a beautiful world to look at!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow!

Jocelyn said...

you take great pictures !

Cant wait for MAy 20th !

It will be a big turn out I think!

Merri said...

beautiful pictures!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Rising Rainbow said...

Beautiful pics!

I had a friend who lived in John Day for a while so I actually know where it's at. Usually don't know where those little towns might be. LOL

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Lucky you! You sure do get around. And at least you have some great scenery to enjoy along the way. Great pics!


~Lisa

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That is some beautiful country!! Thanks for sharing.

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