Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bill Healy Memorial Bridge

I'll be the first to admit that sometimes I'm distracted pretty easily. While at Farewell Bend Park, I began to cross under the Bill Healy bridge, and saw the water reflecting a beautiful color of green. The river itself is not green, but between the sun shining, and the water reflecting up to the bridge and back down, it looked like a colorful rainbow of red, yellow, green, orange, and blue under the busy bridge that connects Century Drive and the Old Mill District!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Ollie the Owl and his Friend

I made my way to Farewell Bend Park again today. Ollie the Barred Owl was out, and very social. I first saw him up in a tree behind the fence along the path, but within 5 minutes he had made his way down to the fence post to say "hello"! While Ollie was getting so much attention from everyone passing by, a cute little blue bird made his way down to the fence making as much noise as possible. I decided he deserved some attention, too!
Ollie the Owl barred owl farewell bend park Bend oregon Jaime Weatherford
Ollie the Owl barred owl farewell bend park Bend oregon Jaime Weatherford

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Looking down the Deschutes

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The beautiful light at sunset never ceases to amaze me...it's pure natural beauty. Whether you're downtown, in the Old Mill, or admiring from the comfort of your home, it's just stunning if you take a second out of your busy day to admire it (easier said than done sometimes). 

Sunset on the Deschutes Old Mill District Bend oregon Central Oregon Jaime Weatherford

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Calm Water Near Benham Falls

Just 10 minutes outside of Bend is Benham Falls, and a nice trail with some beautiful scenery surrounding it. The trail I walked was an easy 1.3 mile path, and at the end was calm water with a stunning blue sky reflecting in it. Central Oregon sure has a way of doing nature right, don't you think?
If you don't feel like walking the trail for whatever reason, you can park your car farther away from Benham Falls (in the picnic area) and just enjoy this area by itself.
For me, it's amazing to see Benham Falls transform from wild rapids to peaceful waters in such a short distance. When I think about it, it's pretty symbolic of life.

Benham Falls trail Dillon Falls Bend oregon Central Oregon Jaime Weatherford

*June 2012

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Barred Owl in Bend

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I decided to go to Farewell Bend Park for a nice relaxing walk, and look who I found waiting for me! "Ollie" the Barred owl has been in the news lately, but I really didn't expect him to be so unaffected by cameras or people! He stayed on the fence for a good 30 minutes before flying to a nearby tree.

Ollie the Owl barred owl farewell bend park Bend oregon Jaime Weatherford

Ollie the Owl barred owl farewell bend park Bend oregon Jaime Weatherford
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunset from Awbrey Butte

Another beautiful sunset today in Bend, I hope they keep coming! With Spring right around the corner (thanks for the heads-up, Punxsutawney Phil!), my guess is that the colors will just keep getting better!

Sunset Awbrey Butte Bend Oregon Groundhog Day Jaime Weatherford

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sunset Over River's Edge Golf Course

Tonight's sunset was another stunner. The sky lit up with beautiful tones of blue, pink, orange, and yellow. Sights like this are unbeatable. How can you *not* be happy after experiencing this every evening? Just another reason to love Bend, Oregon.

Sunset Awbrey Butte Bend Oregon Jaime Weatherford