Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jewell Meadows

Since I never finished posting about my Portland vacation, here are some photos from day 3 when we traveled to Jewell Meadows in hopes of seeing elk. The wildflower hike that morning had been a bit of a disappointment, but we persevered, feeling in our gut that the best was yet to come.


This nice volunteer who was kind enough to spend time educating us on the elk.
He even pulled out some antlers, showing us what they're made of and their large size.
He indicated that we might have better luck on another stretch of road, but he was highly doubtful we'd see
any elk because the cows were pregnant and very skittish.

Well, looky here! When I saw a brown dot in the field I yelled at my daughter, STOPPPPP!

We pretty much kept our distance so as not to frighten them.

We never saw the males, but there were three females total and they were very gracious.


My daughter heeded my STOPPPPP orders again and pulled over so I could shoot this.
I loved that the roof was almost entirely comprised of moss. 



Portland, OR is a beautiful part of the country. I love every minute of my time there.

36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i like the 2nd to last color. and the elk are cool to see.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh I love these shots. Jewell Meadows looks like an amazing place...

Karen said...

Yay elk! Very beautiful scenery Gail.

Nancy said...

I am so glad you were blessed with shots of the females. This is beautiful country and it sounds like you and your daughter had lots of fun....

I have to tell you I love that little house with the moss roof...I bet it has lots of stories it could tell.....

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Gosh I'd love to go there. Your photos are gorgeous!

Wally Jones said...

What a beautiful area! Nice photographs!
Good work on spotting the elk, and the house, and the et cetera!

Kim Stevens said...

Beautiful, beautiful, and love that cabin with the moss roof, sweet!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I can see why you wanted to photograph that cabin!!

And the elk....awesome.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Sure looks beautiful Gail with hidden treasures along the way for those who have a keen eye.

Ann said...

Oregon is beautiful!!
your photos make me want to get in the car and start driving!!!!
LOVE the cabin with the moss roof!
as always..your post has brought much beauty to my day. thank you!

eileeninmd said...

Cool elk sighting! I loved Oregon, it is a beautiful state! Lovely images, Gail!

Brian King said...

Congratulations on photographing elk! Love those meadow shots! The yellow in the second to last photo is gorgeous!

Carletta said...

Beautiful landscape shots!
So glad you did see elk and that they posed beautifully in the meadow.
What gorgeous territory.

Pallavi said...

Portland indeed looks very beautiful . So scenic. Love the fall Colors in the second last picture.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Elk or no elk,this area is beautiful and you captured that so well. The little house looks very interesting.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gotta' agree with you about Oregon! (But you already knew that, right?)....I'm glad your daughter was good about stopping when you hollered, you got some great pictures. If you have time next visit, drive south on the coast between Reedsport and Elkton, there's a good Elk viewing area.

Our photos said...

You have make beautiful pictures!
Greetings, RW & SK

ladyfi said...

Lovely elk shots and I love that abandoned cabin.

Mitzi said...

these are simply breathtaking images! the open country side, the free roaming animals...what's not to love here?

Shug said...

Oh girl..... Such gorgeous, plush landscapes. Geez, those horns are huge! I can just see it now.....you yelling stop about ever mile or so! Got to capture all those great photos, and I'm glad you did. Beautiful part of the of the country. Passed through your state last evening... Headed to Florida on a business trip with Sam. I waved when I passed through.....
Hugs
Shug

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Gail, you are so fun ( STOOOOPPP ) I could just hear you (even tho I have never ever heard your voice yet.

Did you see my tutorial on making a scarf into a necklace? You can hear my vocal cords at work there.

Oh come on you have pink pants! Get some great colored shoes next chance you get. But, only get them if you feel confident in them. I LOVE MINE!!! While in college I had some kelly green wedge sandals. When a child I had some cute Mary Janes that were pink!

Katie said...

gorgeous photos, gail! we have elk down here in arkansas, and i've only seen one so far this fall. hoping to go back and find some more next week. : )

beth said...

i only know part of the coast of oregon, cannon beach, and ohhhhh, did i ever love it there !!!

i love that little cottage !!!
xo

beth said...

i only know part of the coast of oregon, cannon beach, and ohhhhh, did i ever love it there !!!

i love that little cottage !!!
xo

Starla said...

OH!! I now have this over whelming urge to go hiking!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Cool that the elk showed up, almost on queue!

Linda said...

What a fun day that must have been! It's so important to have an obedient driver. :)

The photos of the elk are so lovely. The cabin was a treasure. Would love to know its stories. The beautiful colors in the next-to-last photo really set that one off, too.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think your photos reflect how happy you felt to be in Oregon.

Kerry said...

You were lucky to see elk! How lovely.

Donna said...

A part of the country I long to visit

Linda R said...

As you know I am in Portland now. It is pretty darn cold and wet right now. But it is such a beautiful place.. I already have a camera full of photos. I haven't had time to edit yet. YIKES.. I am going to have to look up this Jewell Meadow, It looks beautiful.

Hugs

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

One of these days I'm going to get out there for the very reasons you have shot!! Instead of elk- they looked like mules in your one picture. great shot of the cabin!! Wishing I was in your shadow!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

One of these days I'm going to get out there for the very reasons you have shot!! Instead of elk- they looked like mules in your one picture. great shot of the cabin!! Wishing I was in your shadow!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

One of these days I'm going to get out there for the very reasons you have shot!! Instead of elk- they looked like mules in your one picture. great shot of the cabin!! Wishing I was in your shadow!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

One of these days I'm going to get out there for the very reasons you have shot!! Instead of elk- they looked like mules in your one picture. great shot of the cabin!! Wishing I was in your shadow!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

One of these days I'm going to get out there for the very reasons you have shot!! Instead of elk- they looked like mules in your one picture. great shot of the cabin!! Wishing I was in your shadow!!