“Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge” Written by jimberly this majestic oak has given me and others refuge from summers heat, provide comfort whilst enjoying the panoramic view of the Columbia river (which is out of shot to the left), and now provides foreground to a nice shoot of the parades grounds of fort Vancouver. this is the beginning of the walkway that takes one past the fort Vancouver replica, into an apple grove similar to one when the fort thrived and then over to the banks of the Columbia river. I have enjoyed late summer evening walks, early morning and rainy afternoon strolls, and even frigid winter day strolls along here to the river and into town near Redmond, Oregon, along the crooked river, there is a rest area off of highway 97 that used as a rest back in the days when my retail merchandiser job took me to bend, Oregon. the stop is used regularly by motorists and truck drivers but it is never packed giving all users enough room to spread out. these trees are but one scenic of a park that the crooked river has cut a deep canyon into and off in the distance across the highway, along a mountain range is a massive rock balancing on a less massive base and is known as balancing rock. whether I needed a refreshment stop here or not I stopped to take in the beauty of this region in summer, fall, and winter. Advertisements Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.