Monday, April 12, 2010

Dexter Lake in Oregon


DSC06135 Lowell Covered Bridge


I just returned from a quick trip to Oregon where I found the Lowell Covered Bridge along the south side of Dexter Lake...

DSC06128 Covered Bridge

DSC06130 Covered Bridge

DSC06132 Lowell Covered Bridge

DSC06134 Inside Lowell Covered Bridge

... with the morning mist at sunrise.

DSC06155 Single Rower

The sunlight glistened on the marine doors...

DSC06118 Marina Gate

...but hadn't burned off all the fog...

DSC06167 Sunrise fog

...until  later in the day.

DSC06119 Lake Dexter marina

The lakeside trees hosted tiny wildflowers at their feet:

DSC06220 Lakeside trees

Trout Lilies (thank you, Susan!) bowed their heads shyly...

DSC06199 Trillium

DSC06201 Trillium
Giant White Fawn Lily a.k.a. Trout Lily (Erythronium oregonum)

...and Shooting Stars shared their space with daisies:

DSC06221 shooting stars and Daisies

DSC06224 Shooting Stars
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon)

Would you like to wish upon a Shooting Star?

24 comments:

Postcards and Coasters said...

Wow! I want to go there! I'm also just back from Oregon! :)

Susan said...

I've never been to Oregon and I've wanted to go for years. Now I want to go even more! Such a gorgeous, peaceful place! Your pictures are awesome.

What you thought was trillium are actually trout lilies, or at least that's what we call them in this part of the country.

I like my veri word: duckles.

melissashook said...

What a glorious covered bridge!
thanks, dutchbaby.

dutchbaby said...

Hello Postcards and Coasters,
Dexter Lake is about 20 minutes outside Eugene - I hope you have a chance to stop there next time you fly into Oregon.

Dear Susan,
Thank you for the trout lily id! Now that I look at the leaves, they don't look anything like trillium. I will duck behind the excuse of being sleep-deprived. I've had to rise between 4:30 and 5 far too often this week.

Dear melissashook,
You're welcome! Even though it was stinging cold, the mist made the photos more interesting.

Mumsy said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous your area truly is! The bridge pictures are so dreamy, like in those movies, and the flowers are fantastic.

Thank you for your kind words and visit..

Ms. Bake-it said...

What beautiful shots! I especially love the shots of the bridge and the marina. I have always wanted to visit Oregon but your photos made me move it up higher on my "places to visit" list!

Thank you for stopping by! I did not know about Napoleon using three bees in his flag while in Elba.

~ Tracy

maggie said...

Gorgeous. The mist did make it so moody didn't it. A treat to see all these photos. Thanks

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photography! I have not been to Dexter Lake. There are only a few covered bridges left in Oregon and this is one I have not seen. Now I must go exploring.

lisaschaos said...

There's so much beauty everywhere! But I really love the foggy Lake Dexter and that bridge! Glorious beauty!

Kala said...

Love the image of the covered bridge.

Ruth said...

Ohhhhh splendid photographs. That first one was all I needed. The covered bridge, in fog, cropped narrow. I LOVE IT, miss-good-taste. :)

I lived in Ashland for one semester, and I did love the mountains, the fog, the people, the culture. I could definitely live there. But I laughed at their bumper stickers at the time: "HAVE A NICE VISIT.

Ruth said...

ALL the photos are GOR GEOUS - not just the top one. :)

Ginnie said...

I totally agree with sister Ruth, DB: all the photos are GORGEOUS! What a beautiful place!

dutchbaby said...

Dear Mumsy,
This bridge is in Oregon; I live in California. I don't recall seeing any covered bridges here so this is a novelty to me. I haven't seen "Bridges of Madison County" but I imagine it looks a little like this.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Ms. Bake-it,
Oregon is a very beautiful place. I spent Sunday in Portland; I highly recommend the Benson Hotel in Portland.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Maggie,
Moody - yes! My photos of the bridge without the fog were not anywhere as interesting.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Marilyn,
Thank you! I would be curious to see the others in Oregon. I don't recall seeing any of them here in California. Maybe in the Sierra Mountains.

dutchbaby said...

Dear lisaschaos,
There is indeed beauty everywhere! I love trying to capture them through my lens.

Dear Ruth,
I'm so glad you liked that first shot. I felt that I had to crop away the top and bottom to give more importance to the bridge. I'm glad it's to your taste. :)

The Oregonians lost out when they asked you to only visit and Michigan is all the richer for it.

Dear Ginnie,
I just love having sisters visit here! Thank you for your kind words.

Susan said...

Would you consider selling that third picture down of the bridge and the one of the dock in fog? Really love them and have been thinking about them ever since you posted.

susandroh@gmail.com

Johnny Nutcase said...

beautiful, beautiful! with and without the fog. Love the wildflowers too..perfect!

Relyn said...

Picture number two is absolutely stunning. STUNNING, I tell you!

dutchbaby said...

Dear Susan,
I am flattered beyond belief that you wish to purchase my photo. All my photos are free for the taking as long as they are used for non-commercial purposes.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Johnny Nutcase,
Thank you. I was so happy to stumble upon these wildflowers.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Relyn,

Thanks! This bridge is about 20 minutes outside Eugene. Maybe you and Robin would like to make a side trip on your way down to California this summer.

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