I spent Tuesday and Wednesday morning roaming the roads around Sisters and over as far as Smith Rocks north of Redmond. A few years ago a Sisters friend guided me along the back roads toward Smith Rocks. I followed the signs to the Faith, Hope and Charity winery which makes finding your way much easier. I remembered a small pond from that time and was lucky enough to find it again – this time partially frozen.
Moving on I stopped at a small wildlife viewing area and while not much was happening in the wildlife department there was this small tree lit up in the mid-day light. May have to return when it is in bud this spring and again in the color season.
I drove on to Smith Rocks and have to say I was a bit worried about it being overrun with people but it was not too bad however there are signs, like a new parking lot, of the growing popularity of the facility. Some of you will recognize this portion of the river.
I spent the night in Sisters and woke to about 3 inches of fresh snow and left early to shoot on the Metolius River. Perhaps tomorrow I will have something to post from that portion of the trip. Fresh snow is such a delight. As always your comments are more than welcome.