Contrasts in places: LAPC & WPWC

These places show contrasts in voice, feeling, and appearance.

A place’s voice can be quiet or loud.

The quietness of a vast sandy desert

Contrasts of deserts
Alvord Desert, Oregon

And the pounding presence of a waterfall.

Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls, Oregon

A place can feel ethereal or slightly evil.

Snowy mountains floating above the heavens

Mt Rainier
Mt Rainier, Washington

And water churning in deep bowls on the edge of the underworld.

Contrasts of Devil's Punch Bowl
Devil’s Punch Bowl, Oregon

A place’s appearance can be obscured or shine bright.

Cool blankets covering the sharpness of winter

Snowy cactus
Prickly pear cactus in winter

And the glimmer of golden flowers in summer sun.

Prickly pear in bloom
Prickly pear cactus in summer

Contrasts are all around us, waiting for a lens to turn their way.

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21 thoughts on “Contrasts in places: LAPC & WPWC

  1. Some beautiful opposites Siobhan, your part of the world is definitely glorious! I must admit I didn’t realize Oregon had a desert area as I always think of its oceanfront vistas. As always, very much appreciate your joining us!

  2. Great choice of photos and I loved your accompanying text too, drawing out the opposites in these contrasting places. And I never knew there was a desert in Oregon – certainly we didn’t come across it!

    • Thank you, Sarah! Yes, the Alvord Desert is in the rain shadow of Steens Mountain in eastern Oregon. There’s a hot spring there that I visited long ago (when it was free).

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