Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wood House. Wooden birdhouses on Wood porch.

1870 farmhouse built by Mr Wood. Rural & rustic. I first saw this in 1998, and it was going to rack and ruin. Rogue Valley, Highway 62. Eagle Point.
It is now upkept by a foundation, and can be the source of wonderful photos. It has appeared on numerous postcards - usually in the un-fixed up state. Today's Photo. © Jillian Crider.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Photobombed by a squirrel!

Going through my photos, and tagging them with keywords, and loved this ruined farmhouse (southern Oregon), so enlarged it. I started to laugh ...
I was ...
Photobombed by a squirrel!
This little guy looked up out of a ditch/creek? to see what was happening to an otherwise quiet rural area. Took 3 photos, he's in 2 of them. Made me laugh.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Abandoned. Farm building near Klamath Falls, Oregon.

I have always been drawn to old things, particularly buildings. I love to photo them before they collapse into dust. This old farm building on the plains by Klamath Falls in southern Oregon was a great abandoned farm structure to capture. Not sure of its original purpose, but if it was structurally sound I can see it as a great setting for some big family pot-luck dinners!

Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon.

This is my photo of Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. From the road from Medford to Klamath Falls. I was overcome by its expanse and serene feel. So quiet. Full of birds and other wildlife.

See previous blog post for more details, or check Wikipedia.

Klamath Lake (Upper) from the rim of Crater Lake - deepest lake in continental U.S.A.

Talking to an online friend from another country about Klamath Lake. I remarked that I had some photos of it that I loved. They have remained hidden away, unshared. They are much too remarkably beautiful not to share. I've always thought I may paint them 'some day' but anyone wanting to know the beauty of this area would love to see this lake, I'm sure.

This was taken about 4-5 years ago. This lake is also known as 'Upper Klamath Lake'. 
See Wikipedia:

"The largest body of fresh water by surface area in Oregon, it is approximately 25 miles (40 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide and extends northwest from the city of Klamath Falls. It sits at an average elevation of 4,140 feet (1,260 m)." "The lake depth fluctuates due to regulation of its water supply, averaging between 8 to 60 feet (2.4 to 18.3 m) deep."

Crater Lake is a whole other story. :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Signal Rock. Southern Oregon.

Yet another vista from Mt. Ashland. Signal Rock. It used to be a landmark guide to pioneers in this area. Some locals know it by another (unmentionable) name or two. This vista is all Southern Oregon - but only just, I think. Look right and it's California.

Baby Ospreys.

Over 100F and the 'baby' ospreys are still in their nest, not yet taken to the skies. I feel so sorry for them. They spread their wings to capture any breezes, but there is not many of those around. Magnificent birds. I love seeing them each year. A reminder than life goes on ...