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August 08, 2021


Rajani singh

Awesome pictures

riitta k

Impressive photos & interesting info! Long live that fabulous pine!

JM Illinois U.S.A.

Greetings and Salutations! Oregon is on my "bucket list." Thanks for posting the volcano, as well as, information about it. Are there fish in the Paulina Lake?

My Corner of the World

What a wonderful 'Old' tree!
Your volcanoes are just another thing that makes OR and NZ so similar.

Thanks for sharing your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

MaryBeth Schwartz

Oregon is a lovely state. Not much different than Washington where I am. We have many live volcanic mountains here too with Mt. St. Helens blowing back in 1981.

Peter B.

What an amazing and interesting location. I guess 1,300 years is just a blink of the eye, geologically speaking!

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great shots.


...a spot that I have never gotten to. Thanks Sallie for sharing these neat views.


When we took our cross country trip to Oregon a few years ago, we also saw lava fields and now I can't recall the area, but it was on the way to Crater Lake. I don't reaclize there was still the potential for further eruptions. learning about the area visited is something we enjoy as well, often after we have been there!


Sallie, Love the big Ponderosa pine and the pine cone. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Sylvia D

A ShutterBug Explores

You go the best places and take the best photos ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Veronica Lee

Gorgeous photos, Sallie.

I hope to visit Oregon someday.


gorgeous place I would love to visit. But, of course, I would like to stay on a safe distance when it erupts. :)


Great photos Sallie, they make me want to head to Oregon. I hope it won’t be too long before we can point the car in that direction :)


Lots of history with volcanos. You've had an interesting visit to Newberry and the surrounding area. Enjoyed reading about your journey.


That 'Big Tree' is something else. Great views of the caldera. It's good to know it is being well monitored.


Thank you for sharing this interesting post, Sallie, about volcano stories in the past and the nature now. Hope it never comes again! I don't know Oregon, I see it seems to be a wonderful landscape. Wished I could See one day.

Thank you for sharing. Have a good week.

Happy MosaicMonday

Jennifer Jilks

That is fascinating. I've never seen anything like it.

Linda Walcroft

We don't have active volcanoes in the east so I find this pretty awesome.

ellen b.

That is an amazing tree. Must have been even more special in person. It's nice that you have memories of this area and learned new things too. Hope your week is going well.


Have a good week. Lovely share of photos and mosaic
I am at #16 of the linky


Amy Franks

So it's dormant, asleep like our Rangitoto Island which could erupt at any time. I"m a bit of a volcano nerd so this stuff is right up my alley.


I really enjoyed seeing all this area in your post, Sallie! I'd love to explore some of Oregon someday.. It is one of a few states we have not seen in our travels and I know we'd enjoy driving around your state.
We were in a very volcanic part of Colorado last week--but those volcanos exploded many millions of years ago. It is hard to imagine what the world looked like back then. I hope that large ponderosa pine continues to grow and grow for another thousand years!


That's amazing that ponderosa pine. It looks pretty scarred up. I hope it stays for a long long time.


I have never been to Oregon, I hope tp make it there some day.


that first photo is so special

A ShutterBug Explores

Oh do hope Oregon is recovering from the fires ~ your photos are gorgeous ~ Volcano and all ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor


i have never visited oregon, never seen a volcano. it is odd to think about all the things we will never see!! i hope big tree survives, i wonder how they measure the age of a tree when it is still alive?? have a wonderful week!!


HI Sallie, it's beautiful there!! 1300 yrs wow, that seems so long ago, but in the time of the Earth it's only a blink in time. And the tree 500 yrs old...that means it was 100 yrs old when the Mayflower sailed!! Amazing stuff have a great week.


Hello, Sallie

Oregon is a beautiful state! I love that big Ponderosa Pine tree.
The mountain views are fabulous. It feels good to be able to travel again. Have a great new week!


Sallie - how wonderful to walk down memory lane! So glad they are monitoring that volcano for future eruptions! We have quite a few ponderosa pine around here, but none that can quite compare to the "Big Tree". Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!


...wow, 1,300 years ago!

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