Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ORY-GUN.

Living in New England, I am in constant awe of my surroundings. the beauty. the grandeur. the history. the culture. I simply cannot get enough. A few Boston friends often exclaim that they've grown up there so its 'old news' and don't quite understand the wide-eyed excitement I experience every time I walk outside or drive down the tree lined highways. Since Ive only been there a year, they call it the Honeymoon phase and are sure it will pass. Secretly, I was scared they may be right.

until...

I went home for the holidays to the part of the country I grew up in. The Northwest. Everyday I sat in awe of this beautiful region just as I have done since I was little. Then it dawned on me.... If I am still in awe of the NW after 20 years, then I have no fear of ever falling out of love with the beauty of creation. Whether Northeast, or Northwest, I cant get enough of the beautiful surrounding within which I reside.

:)

While home, my family took a little hike through the Columbia Gorge...








My Mountain (Mt. Hood) through the window as we were driving over the 205 bridge




The vista House at Crown Point over looking Columbia River Gorge. Right behind me is the Camp where I spent many a summer counseling. Can you imagine waking up to this view every day?!




Multnomah Falls





honestly, who would buy fish from a school bus?



9 comments:

Colleen said...

Hi! I've been blog stalking your beautiful photography for a while now and I had to comment because I didn't know you were from Oregon! (Unfortunately I haven't gone through too many of your archives!) I am Boston born and raised and I love hearing your excitement about Boston, but the kicker is I am going to be moving to Portland, OR in two weeks and I couldn't be more excited! Your photos from your visit home are beautiful and just made me so much more excited!! Thanks for your beautiful photos!

jamiedelaine said...

You betcha the NW is gorgeous! Vancouver, BC--born+raised! Loooove it! These photos are stunning Shy!

Heather Cole said...

I just booked my flight, I'm on my way there. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!

Missy said...

Shayla,


I just found your blog through another photographer boasting their love for your work on the [b] school forum. So cool to see your blog for the first time and check out some pics of my home sweet home. Holla from Hillsboro, yea! Anyway, just wanted to say "Hi" and that you do amazing work, which you probably already know and I love your self pics, is that an iphone you use? Really cool.

Desha said...

How could you not think Oregon is breathtaking? My dad's family lives in North Bend, and I still think it is one of the most beautiful states I have ever seen!
I found your blog through Abby Q. I went to Life East with her and Ryan. We are now in NH, and I love New England too!

koko said...

Stunning! I'm glad to see you had a wonderful time.

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

so breathtaking. plain and simple!

Emily said...

Represent!!!!! :)

Linna said...

Your mountain? The New England air has got you confused... That's my mountain and my river. I'll give you the Falls. :) Love you!

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