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photograph has a story. These images are considered to be some of our most valuable treasures

and to us, they are “never just a photograph”.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Redwood National Park

The tall, majestic trees found in Redwood National Park can't be captured by a simple photograph.  They have to be witnessed in person as you trek along the many trails that weave throughout the park.  These are the tallest trees in the world.  
 
Below are a few of my favorite images I captured when I spent a few days in the Redwoods, which includes the beautiful beaches along its border. 

Redwood National Park

Tree Fungi

Tree Fungi




 
Trillum Falls - This hike is about a 3 mile loop trail.  

Roosevelt elk

Interesting tree burl


 



Beautiful creeks and rivers


Great Blue Heron


The redwood trees are the tallest trees in the world.


 





You might even see some art along the river!



Gorgeous beaches

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls, the largest State park in Oregon, is spectacular!  I went in early September, and even though several of the falls were nothing more than a trickle, the rest were jaw dropping.

There are a total of ten waterfalls which can be seen from the "Trail of Ten Falls", an 8.7 Mile loop that includes the Canyon Trail, Rim Trail, Winter Trail and Maple Ridge Trail. 

South Falls - 177 Feet

Lower South Falls - 93 Feet

North Falls - 136 Feet


Upper North Falls - 65 Feet









Lower North Falls - 30 Feet






Middle North Falls - 106 feet
 
I love this picture my husband captured, walking behind the falls!

 
Another look at the beautiful Middle North Falls

I've pictured six of the ten falls.  Double, Drake, Winter and Twin just didn't have enough water to warrant an image this time, but I'm hoping to return in the Spring,when the water is rushing, and the Spring flowers are in bloom.