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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sun in the Sky

My own twist on a sunny sky. I started this sunflower plant from a tiny seed and now it towers over me. The flower just bloomed yesterday. This is its first morning stretch towards the rising sun in the east.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My favorite view of Trillium Lake

While many people may argue that the view from the dam at Trillium Lake is the best view (such as the one I use for my profile picture here on Blogger), I tend to disagree. While it is beautiful, I appreciate the view from the north side of the lake. The mountain peaks perfectly through the trees. The lily pads dot the surface of the water, and the old dead tree still stands its post at the top of the lake.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flying Overhead

I am not sure what kind of birds these are. Some sort of hawk I assume. They can often be seen doing circles over Trillium Lake. All of a sudden, they rapidly drop down and pull a big fish out of the water. That was what I was waiting for when I took these, but they never dove.

UPDATE: Due to the help I received in my blog comments, I'm going to agree with the majority and say these are osprey. Thanks for your help everyone!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Queen's Cup

Thank you to Heather at My Everyday Graces for helping my identify this wildflower!

There were tons of these Queen's Cups lining the path to Veda Lake. They seem to like the shade, but I noticed this particular flower because of the sunlight hitting its white petals.