Crater Lake – Trees 

One of the most interesting things at Crater Lake National Park were the trees near the Lodge. As you probably know by now I love the unusual and the different, therefore, I of course, loved these trees. The rugged shapes of the whitebark pine result from the strong wintry winds to which the trees are … Continue reading Crater Lake – Trees 

Bark – Part I

We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward. ~Terri Guillemets, "Humans & nature," 2002    Before I start my June month of Oregon I thought I would post a few photos of trees, and more specifically, bark.  I love trees and always tend to gravitate towards the bark … Continue reading Bark – Part I

Another day, another flower!

Many people have never learned to see the beauty of flowers, especially those that grow unnoticed. For instance, when you walk outside and look down at your feet, you may see tiny flowers nestled in the moss and clover hiding under a curled fern. Most people just step on them. I paint them. - ERIKA … Continue reading Another day, another flower!