Sunday, August 5, 2012

Favorite Mt Hood Scenes

I am linking up up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

These are some of my favorite scenes and shots of our to vacation. I have some shots of Mt Hood, Mirror Lake, some wildflowers, some of the birds were a Clarks Nutcracker and the Oregon Junco.

The Oregon Junco's seem to also be pretty common birds. This one looks to be feeding a juvie?

Timberline lodge plaque, Mt Hood, Clarks Nutcracker, Timberline Lodge, ski slope, skiers


Mirror Lake, large spruce trees and moss, wildflowers, bridge

Pretty reflection of Mt Hood on Mirror Lake.
The trail to Mirror lake. Along the trail I could hear various bird calls. I believe a common bird was the Veery. Edited: I was corrected about the Veery sounds, it was a Swainson Thrush I was hearing. Thanks Jen!

The Chestnut Chickadee a new lifer for me were everywhere we went. I could also hear and see the nuthatches.

To see more wonderful mosaics please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday  and to see photos and scenes from around the world at Our World Tuesday.
Thanks to Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting gang at Our World: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and I wish everyone a HAPPY week ahead.

58 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

their junco's multiple colors is really pretty. love the mountain reflection, too!

grammie g said...

HI Eileen..The Oregon Junco's look like tree toppers : } Pretty fella's!!
Congrats on the Chestnut Chickadee!!
The mosaic's are lovely, but that mountain and the lake are gorgeous!!
Grace

EG CameraGirl said...

Oregon looks like a very special place! I'd LOVE to go there.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos. I love the mountain reflection!

rainfield61 said...

I like the mountain view.

Denise said...

Always a pleasure to see all these super photos Eileen. I have been enjoying the ones from your trip to Oregon.

Pondside said...

I love Oregon, but have mostly been on the coast. The view of Mt Hood is beautiful. I can see that we'll have to do a little more exploring.

Snap said...

Beautiful shots of your trip to Oregon. Wonderful!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with such pretty birds.

Vee said...

Gorgeous scenery! Wow. I'm intrigued by the chickadee who is a new variety to me. I'll check out his song if I can find it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The reflection in Mirror Lake is spectacular! I would love to travel to that area to see this beauty!

Dan Huber said...

lovely scenery, the junco and chickadee are cute - never seen those myself.

Carol said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. Such stunning scenery and views. What a gorgeous part of the country. Looks like a really fantastic trip!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous phoos, I loved the photos with the birds in the spruce. The Mt. Hood reflection is beautiful.

AVCr8teur said...

Your pictures are amazing. Everything looks so pristine. It makes me want to visit here.

Kim, USA said...

Hi Eileen, I see many photos of Mt. Hood and they are all great. Your shots are awesome and one of the state that I so like to visit is Oregon. I do not know when we could visit this place but I am wishing it would be sooner ^_^ Thanks for stopping by at my blog I do appreciate it.


Kim,USA

betchai said...

love the mountain and the reflection, love the trail too.

Cloudy said...

Klasse Aufnahmen in Farbe und Klarheit, und eine tolle Landschaft...

Servus und so long
CL

Indrani said...

Wow! Lovely sights!
The one with reflections is mesmerizing.
Mosaic is good too. :)
Have a great week ahead!

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos! Your shot of Mirror Lake is gorgeous, and I love the shot on the trail.

Linda said...

You have had some great photos of Mt. Hood and area! I doubt we will ever get there, but I can enjoy it through your photos. Thank you! Have a great day.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Eileen, When I look at these awesome photos I realize I need a trip to this part of the US. Such a beautiful part of the country. You really have an eye for photography! I love the shot of Mirror Lake with the reflection and such gorgeous snaps in your mosaics.
Have a nice week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Mumsy said...

Whoa..such gorgeous photos you took! The first one is my favorite because of the shape of the tree..Fantastic!

Barbara Selkirk said...

Eileen - these are wonderful photographs - what an amazing trip you are having. Such fun that you are taking us along.... love all the photos, and the mosaics. Well done.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow...the Mirror Lake reflection is GREAT! and i also LOVE the colorful wildflowers!!
i hope to make it over there some day!! beautiful pictures!

Terri Buster said...

What gorgeous scenery!

Jen said...

Ooohh great shots of the mountain!! I love them all- so refreshing to look at on a hot day. I must say that a Veery would be a pretty rare bird here though- probably Swainson's Thrushes you were hearing?

Jann Olson said...

Hi Eileen, oh how I enjoyed seeing photos of Mt. Hood. I was just there less than a month ago with 3 of my friends. We went on a gal pal trip. Isn't it gorgeous in that region? We weren't able to hike to Mirror lake. I was needing knee surgery and one other friend had problems with her foot. Hoping to return sometime and do it with hubby. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Jann

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your photos of your trip to such a pretty part of our country. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Lorrie Orr said...

Stunning scenery, Eileen. I just love the mountains, lakes, forests and wildlife. Gorgeous mosaic!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Sweet Juncos, such lovely scenery!

Mama Zen said...

I just love that first shot!

Robert Geiss said...

Ones mind comes to peace after looking at these great images.

Please have a good Tuesday.



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Leora said...

Love the scenery interspersed with the junco and chickadee. I'm looking forward to our next vacation. Nice to be on a trail in nature!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always, Eileen, and it does look as though you had a great trip to the northwest! I love Mt. Hood and Timberline! And such beautiful reflections on the water as well as wonderful mosaics! Hope you have a great week!

W. Latane Barton said...

God's nature is a sight unparelled anywhere and you certainly was able to get these beautiful pictures to share with us. Thanks.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, That area of Oregon is especially beautiful. I have family members who live near Mt. Hood. I am happy you had a good time there and took excellent photographs of the scenery and birds. Have a great day tomorrow!

mick said...

Beautiful photos of Mt Hood and surroundings - and of course very nice birds as well.

aka Penelope said...

Mirror Lake is certainly aptly named. Your header of the lake with a person in the distance is as intriguing as it is beautiful.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Mt Hood and Mirror Lake look so beautiful and impressive. Would love to visit there....

Gillian Olson said...

Great series of pictures Eileen, thank you for sharing this beautiful place.

Jim said...

So beautiful.

Linda Gross said...

Good work on the mosaics. Landscapes near Mt Hood are beautiful!

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful pics of Mt. Hood. Loved the ones of Mirror Lake.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Mt. Hood photos are fantastic! It is amazing there is still snow on top. You had such wonderful blue skies for your visit, Eillen.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots. I love the snow capped mountains.

Gary said...

Great hiking area!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tito Eric said...

Top pic is my favorite ... magnificent!

Cheers ... visiting from Our World Tuesday!

Lew said...

Beautiful scenes and the Juncos look a little chilly!

Rohrerbot said...

Love that Junco! What a beautiful bird! And snow on the mountain....much needed cooler thoughts for all of us:)

Fun60 said...

What a perfect place to visit Eileen. I loved those photos especially the mountain ones. Thanks for sharing as it is a part of the world I know nothing about.

ladyfi said...

Such magical and serene shots!

Eden said...

Beautiul photos. Thank you for taking us there.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Mt Hood, fortunate you!!! One of my favorite places ever in the USA! I lived at the base when I was a young child and our family flew out for a visit in 1994 after my momma passed away. Did you not just adore your visit and then also did you have a meal at Timberline Lodge...wonderful. Glad you got to go. I must post some of my images from our journey some time, that might be fun to reminisce~

jewaicious said...

The collages are lovely, so filled with beauty. I like the two birds, so adorable.

Beth said...

Gorgeous photos! What a great vacation to a really beautiful state.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great mosaics Eileen! I can't decide which I love best -- your posts about places I've been (like this post) or when they're about places I haven't. It's a toss-up and always a pleasure to visit!!!

NatureFootstep said...

another great place. And a new lifer. Congrats to the little chickadee :)

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