Friday, May 20, 2016

Slow down and Drink in the Beauty of Eastern Oregon and the Wallowas

Taken near Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon, USA
I've just returned from a foray into beautiful eastern Oregon. I’ll be writing much more about my visit to a land once crossed by the Oregon Trail pioneers and now dotted with pioneers of today… ranchers, artists, makers and craft beer brewers. But for now, I wanted to share this photo.

Eastern Oregon is full of expansive open spaces, mountain vistas and wildlife. Considered one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, and “Little Switzerland,” the Wallowa Mountains are absolutely stunning.

This iconic red barn stands in contrast with the snow capped mountains in late May. While there are many images on the Internet of this beautiful barn, you have to stop and drink in the scenery for yourself. Take your own photo. A crisp wind may toss your hair as you lift your camera to take the photo. Smells of field crops fill your senses. Stop and enjoy all that eastern Oregon has to offer. You’ll be enticed to slow down a bit.