One extraordinarily windy day in Southeast Oregon. I was driving back to the campground, where I found out many tents had blown over and out. Luckily I had double staked mine when I arrived, so I lucked out. Meanwhile visibility going thru this dust patch was about zero.
An incredibly windy day in Southeast Oregon brought on this dust storm. The visibility on the highway going thru it was zero....mercifully there isn't much traffic and driving thru didn't take long.
Southeast Oregon has the best rainbows......it's all about the endless sky and hoping for spring showers. I shot this with a polarizing filteron my 300 mm f4 lens.
Just another gorgeous weather phenomenon in Southeast Oregon. I adore the vast skies there.
The Palisades are in the Clarno Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in south central Oregon....absolutely great national monument, but it is best to go in early spring or late fall to avoid amazing heat.
Another scenic from the Painted Hills Unit at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. These fragile clay hills change color depending on the time of year, day, and weather conditions ,i.e., existing colors deepen and wildflowers bloom in the early spring.
This is a view of the Painted Hills Unit at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in South Central Oregon. These clay hills are very fragile and wooden walkways are provided. When I was there in early June, it was so hot that my dog hid under a pinyon bush and would not move and I only shot from the parking lot.I think very early spring when there are wildflowers or late fall would be the best times to go, unless you love heat.
A detail of the Painted Hills Unit at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in South Central Oregon.
I was driving from unit to unit at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and after a wonderful shower, of course a rainbow appeared.
A dramatic cumulonimbus cloud forms over a SE Oregon landscape.
A view of the amazing blue green tinted rock at Blue Basin, Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This place is fossil heaven. The rich green color was caused by the chemical weathering of a mineral called Celadonite.
Diamond Craters in the high desert area of SE Oregon comprises17,000 acres of basaltic volcanic eruptions occuring over the past25,000 years....a truly unique area.
Aerial image of the southwest face of Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
This is an aerial view of Mt. Rainier Nat'l. Park showing Mowich Lake, taken from a small prop plane with my window open.