July 07, 2009

That's My World

The High Desert of Central Oregon

From our front yard...
to a park 10 miles away
or the nearby Deschutes River
and the Crooked River
to a curving road a few miles from home
that's my world.

How is it different from yours?

A meme ~ found here

19 comments:

M.Kate said...

A big difference. Living in the town, space is tight and we have to pay a lot for whatever little land we own. Yours are just spacious...I'll dream of having such beautiful sights nearby. Happy day :P

vicki archer said...

Charmaine...your world is so beautiful, a picture postcard, it is almost not real. To be surrounded by such beauty is such a gift - I am too and I never stop enjoying my surroundings either. Lovely pics, xv.

A Cuban In London said...

How different? Wow, I can't even begin to describe it. May I just begin by saying that we're surrounded by factories? I love your world. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Sweet Repose said...

How I miss the mountains of Colorado...there is nothing like living in the high country, southern Colorado's desert area was also a fave I tried to get to often...sigh...

Golden West said...

Love your wide open spaces!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Your world is beautiful and so different from mine. Here in Eastern Canada our mountains are rounded on top, not as peaked or pointed. We drip foliage in a multitude of shades of green everywhere. Our rivers are not so deeply wedged in canyons. My impression from your photos, is that the light is different too. Aren't differences incredible? Such beautiful variety on this little planet called Earth.
Thanks for sharing pics of your world!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

wow...can you keep looking for real estate for us/? that's how different...:)

shiborigirl said...

Very, very different. Here in North Carolina, we swing wildly between monsoon-like rains to drought. We are surrounded by towering pines, to the extent that we don't get those vistas that you show here.

Unless we head to the Smokey Mountains, but even then, it's wide expanses of trees, with occasional breathtaking glimpses of the ancient weather-worn mountains.

That sunset shot of your yard - stunning!

Kate

Jenny said...

Hmm... The differences are: we have tons of lakes, tons of trees, tons of mosquitoes...

Minnesota looks so flat, yet much greener compared to Oregon! Maybe much whiter in the winter too!

Carla said...

I LOVE you world! Can't wait to see it for real next week.

Victoria said...

Like a different planet... but we share that same beautiful blue sky!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Beautiful pics of your world...especially the colorful sky. We have wide open fields here...exactly like Dances With Wolves. I do so miss the mountains!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

If I travel 10 miles I can reach the Atlantic Ocean, but would have to travel considerable further to find mountains. The closest desert I know of is the Desert of Maine - in or near Freeport.

Hey Harriet said...

Your world has magic views at your doorstep! I have to travel long distances for pretty mountain views. And even then they are nothing quite like yours. The ocean is close by for me so I like that :)

32˙North Supplies said...

What a gorgeous sunset! I could get used to a view like that.

Jenn said...

Your mountains are my skyscrapers, your rivers are my roads. Polar opposite locations to be sure! I live in a concrete jungle here. Although there may not be the same natural beauty just outside my door, it is somewhat nice to have a 24 hour convenience store at the top of the street or neighbors who grill & invite us over for midnight margaritas!

Mélanie said...

I love your world. It seems pictures from magazines . It looks beautiful

High Desert Diva said...

The remarkable thing about that first photo is that it is actually a sunrise shot....but that view is facing west. The sky was glorious!

Karine said...

You have more trees.