Tuesday, May 3, 2011

heart of the valley

At long last, the elusive sun is making its comeback to the valley.  Today I could not resist getting out on a local trail that I have not yet explored to soak it up. I was thrilled to find that this trail also happens to have the most impressive views of the local landscape that I have seen! Leaving Corvallis is truly going to break my heart.

panorama of the cascades to the left (corvallis is the city) and the coastal range to the right

mary's peak

mary & me

fitton green natural area, corvallis oregon

Below I have added several other springtime shots from around the valley...

sheep field near tangent, oregon

old growth

fairyslipper (calypso bulbosa)