11 March 2011
They take my breath away.
They make me feel like a child seeing something wonderful for the very first time.
I can't get enough of them this winter!
And they seem to be obliging me:)
For I am seeing them in all the usual places--ponds, wetlands, refuges...AND a hotel parking lot??? Love it:)
Lord, I LOVE the handiwork of Your hands!
Photos taken at various locations in NW Oregon including Tualatin River NWR, a man made pond and the Grande Ronde area. Just to let you know I have fallen totally in love with our national wildlife refuges in the PNW; if you have never been to one (they are all over the USA) you should go! The ones in the NW I have visited are:
1. Siletz Bay in the Lincoln City area (note: you can view this area from the road; entry is very limited),
2. Baskett Slough in the Dallas area (a beautiful area --especially near sunset)
3. Tualatin NWR south of Portland (very nice visitor center with a viewing scope--great on freezing cold windy winter days, also has a small interesting museum of the history of the area, view of foothills-mountains in distance)
4. William L FInley NWR, south of Corvallis (great driving route with many different types of environment and my other great love---several historical barns and homes. They also have a visitor area but I didn't go in as the day we were there was warm!)
BTW--I will have photos from #4 soon--right now I am learning how to use new software:)