~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #208: Summer Vibes ~


I just arrived back home in Vancouver, WA from my annual fishing trip at Odell Lake, with my older sister Diana, and brother-in-law Les. Although the fishing was not as good as usual, the setting in the Deschutes National Forest of Oregon, is magnificent. Our days started early – before sunup – as the fish weren’t biting much after 8:30 a.m.

Full Moon Setting

Diamond Peak (right), turned a lovely rose tone as the sun lifted above the mountains. The taller summit is 8,744′ (2665m) high.

We stay at a small campground on Crescent Creek. There are many trails to hike in the area, and my beagle companion, Daisy and I enjoyed one that started just beyond this bridge (above). If you are a fan of waterfalls, Salt Creek Falls in Willamette National Forest, is worth the short drive off Highway 58. It has a well constructed trail with rails that descend down near the bottom.

In addition to the joy of being out in a beautiful natural setting, I love this special time with Diana and Les, enjoying good food, campfires and life stories.

Wherever you find your Summer Vibes, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.๐Ÿพ

Thanks to Andre of My Blog โ€“ solaner for this timely and fun challenge. It is indeed a privilege to be asked to host a Weekly Photo Challenge and also quite a responsibility to respond to the many followers who post to the challenge! https://solaner.wordpress.com/2022/07/16/lens-artists-photo-challenge-208-summer-vibes/

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9 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #208: Summer Vibes ~

  1. solaner says:

    Thanks for joining and sharing your story, Lindy

  2. Amy says:

    Enjoy your summer vibes, Lindy! What a wonderful hiking experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. JohnRH says:

    Great photos Lindy. I love the idyllic stream/bridge, and the waterfall. All are beautiful!

  4. Leya says:

    A beautiful tour, Lindy! And i can feel the joy of being together in the great outdoors.

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