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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Up Close and Personal with a Trillium

I have always thought the center of a trillium resembled a three legged octopus, with its swirling tentacles. I also liked how the petals of this wet trillium were almost transparent in places.

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Floral Friday Foto
Weekend Flowers
Todays Flowers

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Under Crown Point Falls

I do not know if the little waterfall that flows directly under the Vista House on Crown Point has a name, but it is very picturesque. It seems to come out of nowhere and drops along the face of the Columbia River Gorge, eventually draining into Mirror Lake below.

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Thursday Favorite Things
Skywatch Friday 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

From Above

I have been posting a lot of macro shots in the past few days, but I could not resist another. This small leaf was laying in the middle of the path I walked through the woods this weekend. I like the swirl of the trees above reflected in the water trapped on it's surface.

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Outdoor Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday
Water World Wednesday 
Pictimilitude (WW)
Tinas PicStory (WW)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

More Mushrooms

Ack I love mushrooms! Whenever I go out with my camera on a rainy day, it is all about checking the edges of the trail for mushrooms to capture. Surprisingly this past weekend, there were not a lot. But I did spot this cluster, and I love the detail of the gills underneath that conveniently turned themselves upward to be photographed.

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Our World Tuesday
Tones on Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Nature Notes 
ABC Wednesday

Monday, April 8, 2013


This time of year, the sword ferns all sprout their new growth and it slowly unravels into a new frond.

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Macro Monday
Monday Mellow Yellows