Remember a while back when I was chasing down a place to take a good photo of Mount Hood and never quite found it? One of my new blog friend/readers , Gracie from One Saylor's Log, told me that there was a viewpoint near Sandy, Oregon where you could get a good shot. So, today hubby and I went to town for a late lunch and on the way home I saw the mountain in all it's majesty and hubby told me he knew where that viewpoint was. So, off we went in search of it.. and we arrived right when the mountain was turning lovely colors!
These were all taken with my iPhone 4S - I can only imagine how good the photos would have been with a fancy schmancy camera.. (I've been researching a good camera in which I could change lenses - I've never had one that you could do that!) The image below shows the Sandy River, too.I love the mountain when it's got fresh white snow on it.
These plants were in all the planters around the viewpoint - called SnowBerry. Neat little white berries that are good food for birds in the winter.
I want to thank you all who left such caring comments after my post about losing our 3 chickens. We will be moving the hen house and setting up a secure run for them. Hubby has been looking on craigslist for some new hens, once we get things set up and secure. We enjoyed having the chickens and the fresh eggs, and have invested too much in the chicken house and accoutrements to give up now. I'll be sure and keep you in the loop when we get things fixed back up and get some new hens.
How is your 2012 going for you so far? Ours has started out kind of dicey.. hope it goes uphill from here! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)