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Beautiful Silver Creek at Silver Falls State Park! (+5 insets)

(+5 insets)

Rain, Rain, Go Away! *cry*
How would you feel if you got to stay for an entire two weeks at an incredibly gorgeous state park when there was also a two-week-long rain storm? Unfortunately, that's what happened for us at Silver Falls. The afternoon we arrived it was sunny but the clouds were rolling in. We had a lovely walk around the park's incredible nature trail with no idea that we'd only walk this trail together a few times the entire two weeks. That night it started to rain. Pounding deluges of water dumped onto the area for the next TWO WEEKS! At the very least it was sprinkling but most of the time it was raining hard enough that going outside wasn't an option without an umbrella, rain gear and perhaps a boat and paddle. We were stuck inside for most of our stay and it was such a total bummer because we'd planned to go hiking and biking every day! I did manage to sneak out in the morning when the rains sometimes dwindled to a sprinkle and marched quickly around the 1.1-mile trail, usually making it back before it started to pour again.

We kept an eagle-eye on the weather reports and looked to see if there was a pause in the rain, but it seemed the storm had booked the same reservation we did. However, there were exactly TWO days when the sun came out and we were READY! One day we went on the Trail of Ten Falls, and the other day we hopped on our bikes and rode on an unbelievably stunning ride which took us on a challenging but wonderful ride…we commented that we needed sunglasses to cut down on all of the brilliant, glowing greenery everywhere!

So, in the end we were really sad that our plans for exploring this wonderful park were thwarted by the heavy downpours, but we counted our lucky stars for the opportunities that we did get to enjoy this lovely park.

Today's Picture
There was a wonderful little footbridge that crossed over the south fork of Silver Creek and it was so nice to just stand and enjoy the view. The light dancing on the water, the logs criss-crossing, the glowing greenery…oh what a pretty spot!

Today's Insets
Inset #1: What a perfect picture for HFF!! This view stopped me in my tracks every time I got to this part of the park's looping nature trail. You can certainly see why this trail was so popular! (Although this trail is listed as one of Oregon's most beautiful, I rarely ran into anyone because of the rain, thank goodness.)

Inset #2: Walking through the campground, this marvelous tree took my breath away with its vibrating greens and lovely shape.

Inset #3: And yet ANOTHER perfect picture for HFF! This was taken on the day we rode our bikes on the lovely group of trails which included this spot, which is also Silver Creek but about a mile away from the main picture's location. The bridge linked two huge meadows adorned with picnic tables for happy visitors.

Inset #4: Every time I walked to the campground bathroom, I saw this wonderful tree and waited for the chance when I could take a picture to share. To me it looks like a happy old couple, arm in arm, who get to look at the playground they face that's often filled with squealing, happy children!

Inset #5: I noticed this funny face in the puddles on the path to the bathroom and kept an eye out for a break in the rain to get this picture to share! I loved the goofy expression!

Please Take Care
Hope all is well with you…I am horrified at what's going on with Ukraine invasion. How does anything like this happen in this day and age? It's so awful that I cannot stand to see more than headlines. In any event, I hope you are all safe with family away from this terrible situation. My heart goes out to Kyiv and the Ukraine.

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22 comments

Boro said:

Excellentes ************
4 months ago ( translate )

Marije Aguillo said:

Preciosa
4 months ago ( translate )

vero said:

une très belle série prestigieuse sur le bois que la nature, est belle , ,de sublimes paysages merveilleusement photographié, merçi pour ce bol d'oxygène qui me fait rêver, très belle soirée Janet de gros bisous
4 months ago ( translate )

Jenny McIntyre said:

What a sublime area, Janet. Oh I can fully understand the dismay at not being able to go round the area more than a couple of times, because of the weather. Are you going to go back again and hopefully enjoy dry days instead? I just love the amount of greenery there - but that may be because of the rain!!!! It's simply stunning there sweetie.

As for this Russia - Ukraine business, it's so distressing, I try not to watch the news. I just don't understand the reason behind it all - Putin says it's to stop the people of Ukraine being dictated to - whereas the Ukrainians are very happy and if Putin takes over - they will know incredible dictation. I couldn't believe when I heard that Russians who were protesting about the onslaught into Ukraine were being arrested and charged with treason!!!! There's something really wrong about this all. Let's hope some sense gets through to Putin.
4 months ago

David G Johnson said:

Aaaagh !... yes we - as past caravanners - do agree the rain is a dread for anyone.. it makes activities so much more limited.. but nevertheless - your brilliant photographs and the beautiful locations still show the beauty of it all // .. Keep well and 'Good wishes' from ..Dj,,. UK.
4 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Stunning stream capture and great PIPs! Stay well!

Admired in: www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
4 months ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Magnífico trabajo. Parece decir que si me pisas hago “Krash... krash"
4 months ago ( translate )

Pam J said:

A GLORIOUS PLACE

THERE IS STILL MUCH BEAUTY IN THIA WORLD
4 months ago

uwschu said:

herrliche Serie aus dem "Urwald", bin immer wieder entzückt
4 months ago ( translate )

PascalL said:

belle série
4 months ago ( translate )

niraK68 said:

Eine tolle Landschaft, Natur
4 months ago

* ઇઉ * said:

Impressive pictures of a fantastically beautiful park! And the sharpness of the images is also breathtaking!

I share your horror about what is happening in Ukraine.
Stay safe, and stay well!
4 months ago

Keith Burton said:

Sorry to hear about your weather woes............but at least you managed to get out for some of the days to take photos...........and what wonderful photos they are!

The main image has gorgeous light and wonderful lush greenery, in fact all the images do (except the funny face). I especially like the shots of the bridges but all are superb.

Another fantastic series Janet!± Thanks for sharing them with us!
4 months ago

tiabunna said:

A beautiful series of images, Janet. We're having our own extreme weather event here, with a major rain event causing significant floods and more yet to come.
4 months ago

Ronald Losure said:

Wonderful beautiful place. I imagine the rain is a big part of the reason it is so beautiful when it isn't raining. Best wishes for your next adventures, Janet.
4 months ago