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

Friday, June 4, 2010

Trillium Lake Tree

A few days ago, I posted a photo of an aging Trillium flower, and explained that I had found it amongst the hundreds of blooms at the appropriately named Trillium Lake. Trillium Lake is my favorite place on Mt Hood. Other than the number of Trilliums that bloom around it, there are many other distinct features. The view of Mt Hood cannot be beat. It can be seen in my profile picture. One of my faves though is the old tree at the north end. There use to be two old trees, but a few years ago one of them fell. Now there is just this one. It is much taller than the surrounding live trees, and is covered by bright yellow lichen. In the summer, its base is surrounded by water lilies. I want to raft out and take a picture of it from below. Maybe this year I will do that!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Spring Mushrooms

I spotted these bright orange mushrooms growing out of this stump on a hike I took last weekend. The saturated ground makes for a perfect mushroom environment. I'm glad that the mushrooms appreciate the constant rain, cause its getting a little old for us humans!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Aging Trillium

Trilliums are my favorite flower, and are plentiful around my favorite location on Mt Hood, appropriatly named Trillium Lake!!! I have posted pics of trilliums in the past, but never of one that is turning purple with age.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

City Daily Photo - Funny Signs

Junes theme for City Daily Photo is "Funny Signs". I had a few to choose from, but had not ever posted this one before. Located on the corner of 82nd and Division in Portland is this creatively named chinese restaurant :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Today is a day to remember. Be sure to take a minute to be thankful for your freedoms :)

RIP Jamey -- you are missed!