Like the rest of you out there, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home. This week I’m featuring photos taken in a High Desert yard near Bend, Oregon.
If your gaze is focused downward lately, look at the elements of earth in a new light. This layer cake rock is interesting in color and form.
As your gaze moves up, notice the textures you may have overlooked. The multilayered bark of juniper trees always catches my attention.
Though we can’t be together right now, we get the opportunity to watch those who can. These Eurasian collared doves are sharing a tender moment.
We can smile at those taking advantage of the situation. These two mule deer bucks are pausing to share a drink while my dogs are inside.
And when all seems bleak, we may be rewarded by lightness at the end of the day. Spectacular sunsets are a surprise worth waiting for.
If we keep looking up, things should get better. In a High Desert yard, this splash of color emerged after a dark storm – a special gift from Mother Nature. 😀
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Great post! 💙
Thank you, Lisa!
Love your tranquil observations – and grateful for your sun and splash of colour! Grey is the only colour here now.
Thanks, Ann-Christine! Nice challenge. Sorry grey skies will be common there for a while.
Seems we never get used to it…
Seems we will never get used to it…
I especially like the shot of the juniper tree and of the rainbow. Have a wonderful week.
Thanks, Janet! Lots of opportunities for great subjects in the desert. You have a great week too!
Lovely inspiring post and images.
Thanks so much, Sherry!
Beautiful post, a reminder how nature soothes if we simply pay attention.
Thanks! Glad I got that message across. 😀
A beautiful collection. So wonderful to be close to nature. Love the last two images especially.
Thanks, Amy. We have beautiful skyscapes here.
One of the few benefits of COVID – meandering near our own neighborhoods and noticing things we’d not focused on before. Wonderful choices Siobhan
Thanks, Tina! Yes, we are all noticing things we’ve overlooked in the past. 🙂
Beautiful photos, all. LOVE that bark texture. Woof, woof! 🙂
Thanks, John. Yes, I love the texture of bark too!