Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall in the High Desert

I've been reading lots of blogs that have gorgeous pictures of fall foliage, so I thought I'd show you a bit of what fall looks like in Bend, OR. You probably think of Oregon as having lots of rain, therefore, lots of trees with lots of color, right? WRONG! There are two parts of Oregon. The wet side (west of the Cascade Mountains which is probably brilliant with color right about now) and the dry side (east of the Cascades, which isn't. LOL). We live on the east side at about 3500 ft. There are mostly Pine and Juniper trees which are evergreens, so...no color. When you do see colorful trees, you can bet that they were probably planted by those of us who moved here and wanted some variety.



This is looking out from our deck. Don't get too overwhelmed now!
Our front yard.. which will be covered in snow fairly soon. Oh No! Pretty red bushes planted by us for........color!
Mother Nature blessed the mountains with some snow this week. We only got a dusting at our house.
And, a close up of those gorgeous Cascade mountains. This was taken at the end of our driveway. We live in a beautiful part of the country but, we just don't get to experience autumn like some of you do.

So, keep posting those pictures of your glorious trees for us here to enjoy.

15 comments:

Linda said...

Mountains like that are just second to foliage in my book of favorites sites to see. Just breathtaking!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Beautiful mountain pictures! Love your rock wall :o)

Carrie P. said...

Wow! It is beautiful there. The mountains are awesome!

MARCIE said...

Pretty awesome view you have there. Too bad it is so boring with no fall color. LOL! (I buy mine at Michael's)

Karen said...

WOW beautiful area you live in Anne - you may not have the color but you have something that I don't - beautiful view of the mountains. Your front yard looks HUGE.

Hugs - Karen

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just beautiful...you are so blessed to see those mountains all the time!
I'll be posting fall pics today!
Rondell

Living on the Spit said...

All that green would be a welcome change for me! It is gorgeous there where you live. I miss the colors at times...the beach where I livechanges a little but no fall color change here...for that I must drive.

Marlene

Beth said...

I wonder if you live over on the side of town where my brother (and the infamous SIL Linda) lives. The scenery in those pictures looks really familiar to me.

Terry said...

What beautiful views you have, even if you don't get any fall color!

cynthialeedesigns said...

We love to vacation in the mountains to take in the breathtaking views. How lucky you are to wake up to that view every morning! It is just beautiful!!
Cindy

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures Anne! We have good family friends who live near Bend, so now I know what they're looking at this fall!

Candace said...

Hi Anne, I think we drove thru your neighborhood once when we were thinking about retiring to Bend! What a beautiful area. So nice to wake up to that view every day! Cheers!

AnnaSam said...

Or. is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics. I found your site thru Rondell's and have enjoyed it. I will be adding you to my favorites. have a blessed day.
Juanita

Happy Zombie said...

Oh Anne... I LOVE your photos and the peek into what you see. What a wonderful view you have of the 3 Sisters too. I love your yard too, it reminds me a little of mine (but mine's all wet and soggy at the moment). Love, love, love your photos - thanks for sharing!

Perry said...

I love these pictures. Such gorgeous scenery in the mountains.