November 08, 2008

My City Secret

A blogging event started by The Guardian UK was brought to my attention by Elizabeth, blogger extraordinaire from About New York and The House in Marrakesh. Want to join in? Simply tell us about one of your favorite quirky, hidden places preferably in your own city. A cafe, park, gallery, bar...then post the link on the The Guardian UK site.

My city is technically a town, population 4,500. Nestled in the High Desert of Central Oregon, is a canyon I now call home. No chic cafes or trendy night clubs, (happily Bend is only 30 miles away...culture can be found!) it's all about scenery here. Crooked River Ranch...come visit.







23 comments:

jewelstreet said...

You have such beautiful terrain around you! It's so inspirational.

Elizabeth said...

This looks really exotic to city dweller me.
Yes, a secret to be discovered beore too very long I hope.
Thanks for playing!

Callooh Callay said...

What a gorgeous setting! I love to watch the way light plays around canyons--great pics!

Jenn said...

So beautiful! Some day I will definitely take you up on the offer to come & visit & see all this wonderous beauty you are able to photograph daily with my own eyes :)

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Such stunning natural beautiful - I love it..!
Is that Mount Hood in the bottom photo..?
Hope you have a great w/end..:)

High Desert Diva said...

I'm pretty sure it's Mt. Jefferson.



note to self: learn all 13 of the mountain's names....

T.Allen-Mercado said...

How peaceful-if it were left to me, I'd never tell...it might encourage humans to move in! :)

EmBelISH said...

Stunning,
thanks so much for sharing your hometown with us.
xEm

Alissa Nicolau said...

Beautiful. I am a dork and had no idea that the state of Oregon had a desert anywhere near it. Thank you for my little geography lesson!

High Desert Diva said...

2/3 of Oregon is desert, but the state is remembered for the wet, green Western side.

Cicada Studio said...

Well, compared to this, my local park will pale. Bah.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Last pic is a keeper!

Paz said...

Stunning photos. Thanks for sharing this place with us.

Paz

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely photos! Cool idea! I'll go check it out. Sounds ike a nice excuse to go visiting fave city haunts! :)

Diana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the photos! My parents have a house at west and you cannot beat the scenery out there!

~Diana

Dianne said...

wow!!

you have the daddy of all shadow shots right here in this series ;)

Sacred Herbals said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! I would love to live out there someday.

M.Kate said...

Wonderful sceneries...will never find them anywhere near my home :D

Rosebud Collection said...

A few good shadow shots here too..
Beautiful pictures..

Peggi Habets said...

I've been to Oregon (one of my favorite states) but never to the central part of the state. What a paradise! Thanks for sharing.

Karine said...

Oooo...I feel as though I have just visited you! That was fun. Great photos, Charmaine.

Benji said...

hey hey...Benji here from the original Guardian post. Cheers for taking part... how about tagging someone else to keep this going? it'll be fun to see how far this can go...

p.s. great pics!

A Cuban In London said...

This is one of the better ideas run by The Grun (that's a nickname we, Guardian readers, sometimes use) lately. I left a comment on the thread for benji. And what can I say? You've done it again! Amazing photos!

Greetings from London.