Our Beach Buddy ~ Five Photos/Five Stories 4

our beach buddy

a quick little stop
to seek some tasty morsels
no such luck this time

I’d like to thank Jean at https://socialbridge.wordpress.com/ for tagging me in this fun photo challenge.

Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.

My fourth nomination for the challenge is Ian (The Emu) at https://aussieemu.wordpress.com/about/

Lauren Scott © 2015

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend! ♥

“Around the Bend” (Photos)

 Hi All!

I’ve returned from our trip to Central Oregon, mainly around Bend, but we took some side trips that were well worth it. We had never visited this part of Oregon and now we’re thinking it might be an option for retirement (not too soon, unfortunately). 🙂 The entire surrounding area was beautiful. Again, these photos were taken from my iPhone and I took almost 300. The joy (or not) of digital! Anyway, my husband and I are still going through and deleting many! We had a lot of fun in the sun and outdoors, but one highlight was our Class 3 white water rafting trip. I was a rookie and LOVED IT! I haven’t received those photos, yet, so if they’re good I may share a few in another post. 

decorated skyAirplane Art

deer in front of deckWe made a friend and she decided to rest
in front of our deck

IMG_3284Resort horses

IMG_3317Crater Lake National Park – Mt Mazama erupted 7700 years ago, 
collapsing the mountain, creating the caldera.
Precipitation formed the lake

and seepage kept it from overflowing.
This is the basic information

we learned and photos don’t do it justice as it
is absolutely stunning
IMG_3314Wizzard Island in Crater Lake:
a series of smaller eruptions over the next several hundred years
formed several cinder cones on the caldera floor.
The highest of these cones,
the only one to rise above the current lake level, is Wizard Island

IMG_3339Crater Lake Lodge, opened in 1915. Gorgeous!

IMG_3346Since the elevation at Crater Lake is over 6,100 feet,
we were able to play in some snow and
make funny faces, too! 🙂
super moon through the condosSupermoon over the condos and through the trees
IMG_3371This is one of many sunsets I captured
IMG_3378Beautiful and Serene Suttle Lake

IMG_3400Beautiful, hand carved lodge door at Suttle Lake
IMG_3406Evening walk, watching another sunset

IMG_3412We had thunder storms the weekend we arrived
and several fires were started due to lightning.
The latter part of the week was pretty smokey
and it was sad to think of all the acres that
had burned and homes that were lost

IMG_3421Another sunset; can you tell I love sunsets? 🙂
old mill district in bend, Deschutes riverWater fun on the Deschutes River

IMG_3471Famous Three Sisters: Three volcanic peaks of the
Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range in OR.

IMG_3479Mirror Pond on Deschutes River
IMG_3488Mirror Pond again…

river walk through resort 2Hiking along the river

IMG_3503Heading home with Mt Shasta in our view

I hope you enjoyed these and weren’t too bored. I also hope last week was a good one for you and now I have to “try” and catch up on reading your posts.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week! ♥

Lauren Scott © 2014

R and R time :)

deschutes-color1

It’s time to say good-bye
but not for forever
It’s just time for vacation
nothing too clever

We’ve been counting the days
and it’s now quite exciting
 the time has finally come
which sounds so inviting

We’ll be playing in the sun
rafting on the river
boating, hiking, swimming
with maybe a little shiver

There are so many choices
and so much to do
be enticed by a massage
  try golfing or rent a canoe

So I bid you farewell
for during this time
I’ll have no access for blogging
and it seems like a crime

I’ll be missing your posts
of great writing and art
and I’m sorry for that
from the bottom of my heart

Take care of YOU and I’ll see You
when I return. Hugs, Lauren ♥

(Photo: Google)

Summertime Wishes :)

Here’s wishing you all

fun and happy beginnings

to the summer fast approaching

School is now a subject in the past

so dab a little sunscreen,

run out and have a blast!

We’re busy with end of year activities this weekend,
so this is just a simple “hello”  and I’m sorry to be missing your
wonderful posts, but I’ll return soon (hope I’m not forgotten)  🙂

and sending wishes for a wonderful weekend!  xx
Lauren

Photo Credit to:

http://newspaper.li/first-day-of-summer/