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

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Timothy Lake

Dusk over Timothy Lake. The calm lake surface was only interrupted by a passing family of ducks in the distance.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Colors of the Collowash

Seems as though the weather has finally made a turn for the better here. While the rest of the country has been suffering through hot, miserable heat waves, we were suffering from rain. Now a typical day is in the high 70's to mid 80's. Sunday was a beautiful day. Got in the car and took a drive up to one of my favorite places, the Collowash River. The water is crystal clear and cold here, but on a hot day, it could not be any more refreshing. I waded across this spot in the river and noticed that the rocks below my feet were a rainbow variety of colors.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cat Ear

I love it when I am out and about and come across a wildflower I have not ever seen (or noticed) before. This is an example of that. When I hiked to the face of Bald Mountain last weekend, the meadow around and below our lookout was covered in wildflowers. Most I recognized, but this pretty little white lily was a new one for me. It was also a bit of a challenge finding the name of the flower. It is known as "Three spot Mariposa Lily" and "Baker's Mariposa Lily" or "Cat Ear". I like Cat Ear. It seems appropriate ;)