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Pictures: Bend, Oregon

A recent business trip (Feb. 12-14) to Bend, Oregon, was a brief but utterly beautiful interjection to my soggy existence in Seattle.

It was nice to take a break from the lush greens and grays of the Pacific Northwest rain shadow. Here are some shots from that trip.

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The Ponderosa Pine and the Juniper are the floral highlights of this high desert.
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Probably my favorite picture from this trip, as it represents how much peace is truly hanging out over there in Central Oregon.
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Gazing toward Mt. Bachelor and the Sisters.
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Parking lot looking East before the sunset.
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Sunset over the Deschutes, first of four.
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Sunset over the Deschutes, second of four.
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Sunset over the Deschutes, third of four.
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Sunset over the Deschutes, fourth of four.
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How ridiculously unbelievable: seeing a beaver jump into the Deschutes River as the sun gently goes down.
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Staggered lifestyles abound.
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Rampant deer eating all manner of yard crop.
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Lovely fish sculpture outside the Public Library in Bend.
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Pilot Butte’s “Nature Trail” beginning.
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Black Butte and Mt. Jefferson to the north from Pilot Butte.
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Cascade Volcanoes.
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Red crag chunks on the southern side of Pilot Butte.

There is a chance I will be posting much more about Bend in the near future. Stay tuned for updates.

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