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

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rainbow over Timothy Lake

Sitting on a boat in the middle of the lake fishing, a light rainbow started to form. I was just in the right place at the right time and snapped this photo, with the colors reflecting in the grey water.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Just north of Timothy Lake is the High Rocks viewpoint. This is the impressive view of a valley through the Mt Hood National Forest.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Animal Antics

I have a bird seed thief. Over the past few weeks, I couldn't begin to even measure how much seed this silly squirrel has eaten out of my feeder. Every morning I see him hanging upside-down from the roof, and in the afternoon I have to go add more. I have to admit, I am impressed with his athleticism -- how he hangs there using his toenails only to hold on!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rain Beaten Rhodys

Yes, we went camping this past weekend and yes, we got rained on. But it was a good time. The quarter mile hike in to our campsite was lined by large blooming rhododendron bushes. The first day was sunny and the blooms were fresh and perky. I took this one the second day. The blooms had been covered with raindrops and the light pink blossoms were practically see through from the bright white cloud cover above.

(PS) WOW - I just noticed this is my 600th blog post! Go me!