Monday, August 21, 2017


The Ninja Librarian is in Oregon, watching the eclipse.

As a treat while you wait for our return, a few photos of the Eastern Oregon landscape, from earlier trips.

I tend to think of eastern Oregon as fairly flat--a rolling lava field much like eastern Washington (which is also not really that way--that's just what you see from I90). And it can be.
Oregon looking prairie-like aside from the volcanic artifact that is Fort Rock.
But an awful lot of it is more like this. Still volcanic, but not so flat.
US 395 near John Day, Oregon.
 Oregon can also look like this:
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills
Interesting contrasts between the eroding hills, the volcanic butte behind, and the irrigated valley between!

We'll be looking for places more like what's behind the Painted Hills, for the best view of the eclipse!
And finally, Eastern Oregon can also look like this.

See you in a few days!

©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2017
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  1. My friends in the Grand Tetons have posted wonderful pictures, so I hope you had a great view :)

    1. We had a fantastic view! My photos aren't much, but I am very glad we went.

    2. You will probably realise your photos are as good as anyone's when you scan the web. For normal cameras, you get a double ring at totality - I thought I'd blurred it until I saw mine was as good, or better than many.


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