Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Corp of Discovery


The young explorers stand on a precipse in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, their eyes drinking in the sights and sounds of this remote wilderness. From this vantage point, high atop Lookout Mountain, the rugged Wallowa Mountains are visible to the east as well as Idaho to the northeast and Washington to the north. (Not visible in the picture ~ only to the explorers standing on the brink). Looking closely and with a little patience, these same explorers will experience the thrills of watching elk, deer, moose, black bear and yes, a few wolves roaming the canyons. Such wonderful discoveries await our little expedition. Lewis and Clark had nothing on these guys...

13 comments:

Jeni said...

Boy, how awesome is that picture? You can see that it has a magnificent view from the shot and your description of what else can be seen (but not visible in the picture) is just fantastic.

Beckynsc said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of fun. I love nature and walking around looking to see what I can find.

Adrienne said...

I would love to stand there, too. That's one part of our state that I really want to explore one of these days.
~Adrienne~

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous photo! I remember seeing view similar to that one when we drove through the Oregon mountains last summer.

Razor Family Farms said...

I am loving your blog! I wandered over from Tipper's blog (which I just adore). Boy am I ever glad!

I also wanted to let you know that you can enter to win a free subscription to GRIT magazine right now... Go to the contests tab on my site.

Blessings!
Lacy

Happy Zombie said...

I love, love, love this photo Paula! It looks like it would be on the cover of National Geographic or Sunset!

Razor Family Farms said...

Hi Paula!

I'm so glad that you liked the site! My blog (before changing to the new format) covered all of those topics with multiple posts. I suppose I do the great majority of my writing in Simple Living and in Family these days. If you click on any post, look on the right side and you'll see a section called "Recent Posts." That should help.

Blessings and thanks!

Lacy

RazorFamilyFarms.com

LEArning4Him: Lea Family Homeschool said...

You are making me homesick! I miss wandering in the mountains.

Stacey's Treasures said...

Wow, I love that picture!!
You guys must have got a chance to go see Todd & Gidge.

Sharon said...

Hello,
Just discovered your blog.WE live in Oregon too and love it here.It's raining here as I type this in Salem.And I love it.The smell is wafting in through our open window and I feel so blessed.Glad to have found your blog.Love the title!Sharon G

Tipper said...

What a great picture and post. They really do like explorers viewing their coming adventure. Wouldn't it have been neat to have been one of those first explorers of our country.

Mimi said...

what a wonderful fun time of discovery...
your young explorers look like they were having a great time!!!

Mary said...

Oh, that sounds like such fun! Our neighborhood farm, where we buy produce, had a bear sighting yesterday. And we found what we think is bear scat in our front yard! But we don't have such beautiful scenery as that!
xoxo,
Mary