Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crater Lake, Oregon.

Happy Wednesday Everyone! :)

A few weeks ago my Hubby and I went on a trip to Southern Oregon. Part of that trip including staying at the Lodge at Crater Lake. As much as I am not a snow bunny Crater Lake has been on my "To Do" list for most of the 25 years I have lived in the Northwest. So, this year I decided to make sure I crossed off a few items on that list and I am so glad I did. :)

Here are a few of the nearly 800 photos I took of the Lake :)

























































Crater Lake is part of the Cascade Mountain Range. It was created when Mount Mazama erupted and the crater filled with water. It is known for the intense blue of the water and it's high elevation. We were there on the first Day of Summer and it was snowing. Also, one of the roads around the lake was still not open. Banks of snow lined the one that was open (pics to follow another day :)
If you want to read more about this beautiful Lake go HERE :)
I hope you enjoyed my Photos of Crater Lake :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

24 comments:

Violets new Vintage said...

The lake and mountains are beautiful....brrrr looks like the water is cold!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Stunning views! Great photography T...

It actually cooled me off looking at these pictures, thanks!

Almost Precious said...

Such an amazingly breathtaking location. The lake is phenomenal and surround by the impressive mountain peaks makes for an inspiring vista.
Great photography !

Julie said...

Amazing photos!

d3b...* said...

those pictures are amazing. such a beautiful place!...*

Clare said...

goodness!
I especially love the shots where the clouds are enveloping the peaks in a misty plume.

Debs102 said...

Gorgeous pictures - I wish I was somewhere as stunning as that at the moment, alas I'm stuck in Cardiff,wales UK in a muggy office building!
Debs www.debs102.blogspot.com

leylafolsom said...

Wow so pretty! I live in Salem and would love to go to Crater Lake. My parents took me when I was little but I don't remember it.

Charlotte said...

Beautiful pictures. It looks very calming. It is amazing that the mountain in a couple of the pictures looks like it is crying with the snow melting down it!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

these. are. GORGEOUS photographs!

i MUST see this place. (now it's on *my* list.) :D

Diana said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to visit Oregon one of these days!

The Lavender Daisy said...

Awesome photos, and it looks like such a beautiful and relaxing place!

debi said...

Cool! I flew over Crater Lake on the way home from Portland a few months ago. My photos from the plane window were much to be desired! (tip: don't sit over the wing if you plan on taking pics) lol....Beautiful job!!!

creativeapples said...

OMG! What amazing photos!!! I visited Oregon for the first time in June and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it there!! I was up in the portland area, but now I see that I have to go back (oh darn!) and check out Crater Lake! WOW!

Melissa said...

So incredibly beautiful!

My Life Under the Bus said...

GORGEOUS ! I can not even imagine snow right now - I am in the north east and it's been over 100 ! What a gorgeous place !!!

Melissa said...

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Pam of Always Artistic said...

What a place to visit. Your photos are beautiful!

Lauren Eldridge-Murray said...

Oh wow - stunning photography!! You have captured their awesome beauty so well :)

Victoria said...

800 photos, wow, how did you ever choose these few to show us?? They're amazing though, I love the little island in the middle of the lake (can one go there?) and the mist at the top of the mountains. It looks like it was a wonderful trip!

Gremlina said...

oh. that looks refreshing!

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, it looks like an amazing place. Beautiful photos.

Annette said...

Isn't it amazing how many photos you can take before you realize it?! It looks like a restful place to spend the day.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! The water looks so inviting. If it weren't so cold, that is. Wonderful photos.