Photography: Oregon Mountains

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
-Jack Kerouac, On the Road

I’ve shared many photos the last few weeks of my trip to Oregon but this final collection is the most special to me.

My grandmother died of Covid at the start of the pandemic. Although it took us several years, we were finally able to reunite her with her husband in a lush field of tall grasses on top of a beautiful Oregon mountain. The sun shone brightly and butterflies chased the truck as we left. It feels wonderful to know she’s where she wants to be and at peace.

Here are a few of the images from that day. I hope you enjoy them.

Covered bridge
Moss and cobwebs
Bear grass
My grandmother’s marker
This leather marker was placed when my grandpa passed and the tree has grown around it.
Butterfly on the Columbia Tiger Lily
My beautiful momma

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48 thoughts on “Photography: Oregon Mountains

    • Thank you. My grandmother and I had a complicated relationship. She wasn’t a happy woman and she held onto past hurts and heartache until the end. She hurt my mother and her siblings because she could not forgive. I’m trying to break that cycle.

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  1. I absolutely adore that covered bridge image. The camera settings with the washed light at the far end are gorgeous, allowing us to see the fine details of the. Bridge itself. I also love the green flower; it’s such a unique flower in its coloring.

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    • Thank you! I took so many photos of the covered bridges, but this was my favorite for that very thing. I looked up the flower online and couldn’t find what it’s called, but it was seriously stunning.

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