7.25.2008

Postcards from Crater Lake

Took me long enough to send 'em, huh? Getting back from a vacation, even a mini two-day vacation, always requires more re-entry time than I plan on. The loads of laundry, the grocery shopping, the repeated shampooings (it seems to take weeks to get campfire smell out of one's hair)... But we're back. And Crater Lake was glorious.

We dipped our toes in the bluest water ever.
The shores of Sicily and Greece got nothin' on the hues in this park.

We hiked up mountains that offered unbelievable vantage points.
We took snapshots without end.

I laid in the grass and let the world pass by for hours.
I wore shorts. In public. For the first time in over a decade.
I fell in love with the National Park Service all over again.

15 comments:

Miz S said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! Those photos are beautiful. It's always good to come home, though.

house on hill road said...

hooray for the national parks! crater lake is on my someday list.

and shorts? wow. kind of like me and having time to spare before i left on my trip. that said, we leave in 4 hours and i need to pack....

amandajean said...

what beautiful views! that water is extremely blue...I bet it was breathtaking in person.

good luck getting the campfire smell out of your hair.

shari said...

whoah. stopped me in my tracks. gorgeous. this reminds me we need a park pass again.

kait said...

Any chance of some Original Intent pieces to go along with these images? I am in awe....

asphaltandair said...

so dreamy!
these photos are amazing.
so happy to hear that you had a good time...away from it all.
and in shorts!!!

deknit said...

lovely pictures! (gotta love oregon for that scenery.)
sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I want to say I've been there, but even if I have not, your photos are so beautiful + capture what it must have been like.

AND funny you should mention it... my boyfriend keeps joking about rigging up a bike trailer out of a 55 gal plastic barrel ($6.00 at the Coke bottling plant) for me to haul found stuff around in. I'm not that much of a hard core envro-street collector [yet].

Mrs.French said...

That's it I am packing up the Airstream and heading out....hmmm...now I just need to work on that whole Airstream thing. Lovely photographs my dear!

littlebyRD said...

oh wow - I haven't been here since I was a kid! Might need to make a trip.

Chickenbells said...

Simply beautiful...and there's so much blue up there...sigh.

marilyn said...

These snapshots are better than any postcards I have ever seen of anywhere! It sure makes Oregon very inviting! Sounds like you had a wonderful time, enjoyed hearing about and seeing Crater Lake.

angie said...

YEP! C.L. rocks! i went there last summer and had a blast. love your tip on shops in Kalamath Falls. those small towns and signs are so wonderful along the way. oh and the people too! i agree half the fun is getting there and switching the brain to slow and opening your eyes to all the beauty.

Dog Gone said...

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
John Lubbock

Thought I'd share this quote with you as I loved your statements about lying in the grass wearing shorts in public! Just great & as always, love your beautiful photos.

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