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September 23, 2010

In 2007, I had a chance to spend a whole day just driving. The sun was amazing, the trees were in full October bloom, and the memory stick was empty and ready to be filled!


There is a small place where you can get off the Highway 22 corridor, and I took many shots of the road. It's so quiet, and there are several small houses tucked away where retired folk are lucky enough to live.

When you reach the end of the road, you are at the Santiam River and getting there is half the fun! For those in Oregon, now is the time to visit the area just out of Salem, heading East, between Mill City and Gates. If you have the time, go all the way to Detroit Lake, as the little towns and scenery are amazing!


By Sandi/Poor But Proud

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September 12, 2011

Growing in the shadowy edges of Shore Acres State Park on the Oregon Coast, these blossoms always take my breath away. The vibrant yellow with the perfectly placed red spots are always great eye candy.

Yellow Iris LIke Flower with Red Spots


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May 18, 2010

This is a picture we took on Mother's Day. It's on the Minum River in Eastern Oregon. We consider this the lost Garden of Eden.

Photo of river with evergreen trees in background reflecting on the surface.


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September 30, 2011

I found this starfish while beach hopping with my husband near Sunset Beach here on the Oregon Coast. We love to hit up Sunset, hike the trails above the beach, and create our own journey from there.

Large Vibrant Purple Starfish


May 11, 2010

Pretty views of the Rogue River, first thing in the morning at sunrise.

river scenery


December 12, 2012

I was driving around and stopping to take pictures. What a beautiful place Astoria is!

Rainbow over a wharf in Astoria.


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September 8, 2011

This is a panoramic shot of Whiskey Run Beach on the Oregon Coast. It's my definition of escape! The beach is where I go to clear my head and pink is my favorite color, only a couple reasons I like this shot.

Pink and Blue Panorama of Oregon Coast


August 3, 2007

I took this picture last weekend at a lavender farm in Hood River, Oregon, the dark purple is Grosso Lavender which is best known for oils. Grosso is a hybrid and must be started by propogation.

mountain and lavender


June 21, 2011

We live on the water, and within walking distance to the ocean. Every single night I see a new sunset. I was at the stoplight.


I usually carry my camera because I never know what I might see with all this beauty around me.

A vivid Oregon coast sunset with a silhouette of a man to the left.


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August 25, 2017

Wonderful trip to the Oregon Coast with my family. A walk through Cape Perpetua uncovered this huge fallen spruce tree across the path. Awesome walk!

A giant log on a trail at Cape Perpetua, on the Oregon Coast.


June 26, 2006

Smith River Gorge, Oregon

Smith River Gorge - Oregon


March 5, 2019

The Columbia River bisects Washington State to turn west at the Washington/Oregon border. This beautiful 80 mile scenic area is filled with canyons and navigable waterways and is visited by tourists year round.


This page contains photos and information about the Columbia River Gorge.

Beautiful Multnomah Falls, located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.

June 30, 2017

Oregon has many manufacturing locations that offer tours of their facilities to the public. This is a page about Oregon factory tours.

Harry and David Factory Tour (Medford, OR)

April 26, 2013

This page has tips, photos and guides for traveling to Portland, Oregon. This laid back city is known as the City of Roses. This beautiful city has parks, a zoo, museums, and a good public transportation system.


It is also a good place for river activities.

Portland, Oregon

April 26, 2013

This page has tips, photos, and guides for traveling to Bandon, Oregon. Bandon is a coastal town in southern Oregon. It is known for its scenic beauty, beach activities, and golf courses.

Coquille Lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon

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