Oregon's High Desert

Posted by Michelle Murdock on

I really love the fact that in 3 hours we can drive from Portland to a place that feels very much like a completely different environment.  I'm referring to the high desert of Central Oregon, where cities like Bend are found. 

This area has been a source of inspiration for my charts and other artwork, a vacation destination, and a sunny refuge from the long rainy winters here on the west side of the Cascades. 

Here are a few shots from my last visit there.  It was a bit hazy from a nearby fire while we were there but in a way smokey air really exaggerated all the wonderful shades of browns, greens and deep reds all around.  

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