Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rural Oregon

Grave Creek covered bridge was built in 1920, and restored several years ago.

Victorian house in the town of Drain. Note the lovely, homogenous second-growth forest, in the background. Only some 3% of Oregon's old-growth forests remain.

Clear cut and second-growth. Did I mention that only some 3% of Oregon's old-growth forests remain?

Mellow elk at Dean Creek.

When I spotted this, the sunlight light was perfectly centered on the dead tree. By the time I had clambered down another dead tree, which was the quickest path to the shore, the light had shifted. File it under "what might have been."

Cannon Beach. Night.

Cannon Beach. Morning.

More lovely, homogenous second-growth.

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