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

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sit and Ponder

The Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland is a very peaceful place, and this bench offers a unique place to sit and ponder life.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blanket of Leaves at the Lone Fir Cemetery

Another photo taken two weekends ago at the Lone Fir Cemetery. That day, the leaves here were still plentiful in the trees, despite the blanket of fallen ones that lay on the ground below.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cedar Creek Grist Mill

I went on a short road trip north past Woodland, Washington to a tucked away building off the Cedar Creek. The mill was built in 1876 and is on the National Registry of Historical Places for Clark County, WA. Today it is maintained by the non-profit "Friends of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill" and operates as a working museum.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

River Otters

Sunday I was taking photos along this river when all of a sudden, I heard a series of very loud, high pitched screeching noises. I was in the zone of taking photos, so I didn't think much of it, and in the back of my mind passed the noise off as a large bird of prey of some sort. Nothing too unusual. But my Mom pointed out to me that it was actually a family of river otters running along the rocky edge the river. They all dived in and submerged under the rapids. A few yards downstream they came back up, dragging with them a HUGE salmon. They wrangled it to the side and proceeded to enjoy their lunch, continuing with their noises of excitement the whole time.

I feel so lucky to live in an area that I am able to witness such wildlife.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Take a moment out of your busy Monday to thank a veteran!

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