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June 20, 2021


Mary Howell Cromer

Hello my friend...long time not on here for me. It has been such a long year and also 15 months total and I am still having a hard time reclaiming me. I have always known the Oregon coast line and it is interesting to see what it looks like on the other side. We drove through it twice, but I don't remember too much. Take care~

riitta k

Stunning views - vast and open. I have never experienced anything similar. In western Finland (Pohjanmaa) there are open, cultivated fields but here in the south nothing similar. Such a contrast with those deep blue lake views. Big and beautiful state you live in!

Shiju Sugunan

Such an awesome series! I enjoyed watching them all, there are many interesting ones.


Hello Sallie,

Beautiful photos of your trip! I enjoyed seeing the different scenery, the cows and all the birds. If I am ever in Oregon again I would like to visit the Summer Lake Wildlife Refuge. The lake view is lovely. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

My Corner of the World

That's my kind of place, no people and lots to see :)
Your pictures are just gorgeous, love the scenery and the critters.

It's nice to see your link this week at 'My Corner of the World'!


I grew up in the Great Basin area of Nevada, and I have always thought the desert holds a special beauty of its own. Your photos are very interesting. Nice that you are traveling about. I can count my true vacations in my life on one hand, but was fortunate to have traveled many day trips.


Hello. Wonderful serie of photos. Thank you for sharing.
Take care.

Peter B.

Wonderful! Looks like my kind of place (big open space and not many people). Great skies too!

JM Illinois U.S.A.

Greetings and Salutations! Oregon is on my "bucket list." Oh so vast! Oh less people. Oh so beautiful! I enjoyed your cyber tour of Oregon. Now, I know I have to go someday.

David Gascoigne

If one could claim a benefit from COVID it is that we have all been compelled to discover our local areas in greater depth, and I suspect that for many of us it has been a bonus. I know it has been for me. And based on this wonderful post, Sallie, I am sure that it has been for you too.


Looks like a beautiful place! Your cow jams remind me of the sheep jams in the Scottish Highlands!


Beautiful scenery

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great shots.

Sharon Wagner

I've never been to Oregon, well, the whole West coast. I need to remedy that. Next summer we're heading back to the Utah area. I guess I'm stuck and can't get past the Southwest!

Amy Franks

Love road trips! So nice to get out of town and onto the open road.


this is my cup of tea, would love to explore that beautiful landscape.


Great post with so many wonderful photos. Those cows are very cute! Enjoyed all the scenery and wildlife. We have been talking about taking a tour of the south east of Oregon. It's on the bucket list, which is growing longer as each day goes by. Enjoy the rest of your week Sallie :)

Lady Fi

Lovely, huge skies that you can get lost in!

Veronica Lee

What an amazing journey! Glad you had a great time. Sallie.

Loving your beautiful photos as always.


When you see the big lakes it's hard to believe the not so far away high desert. Great byways and back roads.


...a part of Oregon that I have never seen, thanks!

Little Wandering Wren

One of my best friends from Bangkok returned to Portland Oregon, so this has been really interesting for me. I certainly had no idea how vast it was. One day I hope to come visit and do this same road trip as you!
Have a lovely week.
Wren x

The Literary Lioness

Hi! Visiting from Our World Tuesday.

These are great photos.

I especially like the cattle roundup and the striking contrast of terrain in the different areas of Oregon.


What a lovely trip, and the photos are delightful to show the region at best. I am glad it was so enjoyable. (Apologies for little to show from me just now.)🌞


Hi, it is such a beautiful country, makes you feel small, don´t it? That is actually a feeling I like. When nature is so vast and still untuched.
And what wonderful birdlife you found.
Crater Lake is beutiful!
Take care! And thanks for sharing.

Iris Flavia

So wonderful! Wish we could travel again, also.
Thank you for sharing this, it´s like a mini-vacation :-)

Penelope Notes

The two lakes are lovely but it is worrying about all the dryness and lack of water generally. Oregon to me is the west coast and the sea slapping dramatically and beautifully along the shoreline. This post is a reminder that there is much more to the state and the state of our planet.

Linda W

Interesting post. The lakes are beautiful.

ellen b.

Your first photo and that last photo are stunning. Such an interesting area of Oregon. Looks like the perfect time to visit Crater Lake. I didn't realize that Crater Lake was the only National Park in Oregon. That was some different kind of traffic to encounter for sure. Glad you could take this trip!

MaryBeth Schwartz

So great to live in such a diverse state. Similar to Washington with a vastly different Western side and Eastern side. Love them both


Oregon sounds like a great place to explore. I have only been there briefly, and hope to return some day.

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rupam { xhobdo}

Amazing place. Great post.


Looks like a great trip you had a great trip with lots of beautiful images, Sallie. We visited Oregon on our cross country trip 3 years ago and made it a point to go to Crater Lake for the reasons you stated here. It was a beautiful site. Thanks for bringing back a happy memory.

A ShutterBug Explores

Wow! ~ Amazing vastness ~ and cattle walking down the road ~ found that in Ireland too but with goats ~ much smaller than cattle gratefully ~ Gorgeous country and photos, Sally Xo

Live in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

bill burke

Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Crater Lake is beautiful and one place that we visited years ago. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos from this adventure. Have a great week.

Bob Bushell

What a serene place, love it.


Lots and lots of open country in Oregon it looks like. I've only been to the coast. The area you were in is more like the west that I grew up in. Lots and lots of cows.


Thank you for the background info on Oregan. I had no idea it was so big. I cannot think of anywhere in the UK where you would see vast spaces like that. I wouldn't have been happy about the cows though! The lakes look beautiful. Look forward to hearing more about your trip.


Hi Sallie

It is amazing for me to see so much open undeveloped space because I still see Colorado in a development boom where such areas are fast disappearing. Water rights have always been a stressful situation in the west. I doubt it will be resolved any time soon with the continued drought and overdevelopment. Colorado's western slope is in extreme drought and affects so many other states because the Colorado River is low. W e have yet to visit Oregon and it is definitely on our list of places we want to see!


Great to read your posts once again! Sounds (and looks like) a great trip. Great pictures.

Rain Frances

Hi Sallie :) The photos are beautiful, what a nice trip! That Crater Lake...wow. how blue that water is, it's just gorgeous! Vast is right!


Welcome back Sallie. Gorgeous photos, Of course it's nothing like what I'm used to seeing here in Florida. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Crescent Lake sure is beautiful!

Lavender Dreams

I love seeing Crater Lake. There sure is a lot of beauty in those wide open spaces. Fewer people? Sounds perfect for me! Enjoy your week! It's HOT and humid here. Surprised? heehee!


HI Sallie, welcome back. I really enjoyed your post, Oregon is an awesome place so diverse as you said. I did cover pretty much each region when I visited but it's been way too long ago.
Look forward to the rest of your trip posts. TC

Jennifer Jilks

I really enjoyed this post, Sallie. It's a whole different world than my wetland.
We watched Nomadland, which me some sense of it. So different to travel with amenities, and money.


Hello, Sallie

Sounds like you had an awesome road trip, 1,700 miles is a lot of miles and countryside. It is interesting to see the eastern side of Oregon, I have only been on the coast and along the Columbia river area. The wildlife refuge sightings look great, I love the Stilt and Avocets. The view of the lake is gorgeous. Take care, have a happy new week!

Gillena Cox

Happy Monday. Lovely photos and mosaics. I am at #11 onthelinky today



Happy to read you again, Sallie, and to know your trip was beautiful and interesting ! Space : it's the big difference between US and Europe : we have no space. Sometimes its not space at all, like in Netherlands, sometimes it's a little space, like in France. But we never can seen those big skies and lands. Have a nice week !


Sallie - you already know that I love wide open spaces, so these pictures got right to me! The sky photo with the blue clouds is very special. Your comment about water was interesting given what is going on in the West these days - Lake Mead at record low levels, etc. Loved your pictures of the cows. When we first moved to Montana, I was fascinated to learn that if you want to keep cattle out of your property, it is your responsibility to put up fences!!! Crater Lake is stunning! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!


Western states like Montana are the exact description of vast I think. Beautiful photos today.

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