Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond




Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lights at Hoodland

Heading over the mountain on the way to Thanksgiving at my Dads, we made a quick pit stop in Welches at the Hoodland Thriftway. They had put up their Christmas lights, which shone through the dawn light. The mountain silohuetted in the distance is Huckleberry Mountain, which is a foothill on the southwest side of Mt Hood. It is also the mountain I grew up on!

On another note, today is the Civil War for the Rose Bowl between the OREGON STATE BEAVERS and the oregon ducks.

GOOOO BEAVS!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Crazy Cool Dead Tree That Caught My Eye

I was walking the 2 mile trail around Trillium Lake with my dog last weekend, when out in the woods this dead tree caught my attention. All I really saw was the hole at the base of the largest branch, which to me looked like a perfect nesting hole for some critter. I left the trail and hiked through the bushes and branches to get to it. A clearing opened up and the old, dead tree stood alone. It reached out towards the sky, standing out against the living forest backdrop. I had to take a picture of it. When I got home and looked at it I thought it almost looked like the picture was taken with a fisheye lens. The forest really did seem to rotate around its presence. Very cool ;)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summit Meadows

This is Summit Meadows, which lies just north of Trillium Lake under Mt Hood.




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Going to California

Tomorrow I am heading down south to California to visit some family. Last year when I went down, the entire city my grandparents live in was evacuated due to a wildfire. This is a picture that I took on the way out of town. Hopefully this visit will be less adventurous!!! I may post during my trip, but if not, see you again next Wednesday!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wedding Ceremony Site

We went up and checked out our ceremony site yesterday. It is so beautiful there! Now I am getting excited!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Things that make me happy...


Of all the things that make me happy, the above represents one that I am craving right now. Camping on the side of a calm lake. Two weeks from today is Memorial Day, and I will be doing just that!!!

I've been tagged by James to participate in a Blogger community introduction


The rules are simple: Tag and link back to the person who tagged you. List six (un) important things that make you happy. Tag six bloggers and let them know they're "it". We all feel this blogging community to be one of inclusion and friendship.


Here are my six "happy" things:


1) camping

2) stumbling upon a perfect photography opportunity

3) Oregon State Beavers football

4) my dog, Beau

5) peppercinis

6) Cazadores margarita, on the rocks, no salt


And my six tagged bloggers (in no particular order):














Have fun, and I hope thinking of things that makes you happy puts a smile on your face!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Mt Jefferson Sunset


This was taken from the east side of the Mt Jefferson along Hwy 26 outside Madras. My dad lives over there and we took this on the way back from visiting him.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lens Day - Sunrise

Taken this past August at Trillium Lake at about 6am. The fog was THICK and just gorgeous, hovering over the lake. The sun was barely starting to hit the east side of Mt Hood. Very Peaceful.