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Arlen

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Painted Hills
« on: September 10, 2021, 12:14:05 am »

The John Day Fossil Beds cover close to a quarter of Oregon in its sparsely inhabited northeast region. Besides the cornucopia of fossils, ranging from about 7 to 44 million years in
age, the area is a geologic wonderland built up from multiple volcanic eruptions that have, during various periods, been intermittently weathered by time, water and wind. It is a
treasure trove of amazing natural features and captivating vistas around every hill and bend of its namesake John Day River. Within the larger region, the John Day Fossil Beds
National Monument is comprised of three separate and quite different units: the Painted Hills, Sheep Rock and Clarno.

In previous weeks my posts here have focused on the birds and the bees, mostly around the Sheep Rock unit. Here I turn more to geology, presenting several images from my
Painted Hills collection.




       







       







       







       






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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 06:59:23 am »

Painterly and beautiful! Nicely done, Arlen, nicely done.
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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 07:27:42 am »

Magic colors! I always loved painted hills or deserts, they look like a hand-colored nature.
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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2021, 12:13:21 pm »

That's a great set. What a fantastic place!
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 06:39:52 pm »

These are fabulous, and as Bob said, quite painterly. I really appreciate the introduction to the area. Quite interesting geology. I especially like the first, with that little tree saying, don't forget about me, I'm part of the landscape too.

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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2021, 06:38:28 am »

As a geologist, thanks for the wonderful photos.

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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 04:02:11 pm »

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. John, I did pay special attention to those trees in the first one; they looked kind of lonely out there.  :)
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2021, 03:06:25 pm »

Ooh very nice, very nice indeed..

I would love to spend a day or two wandering around there with my camera - lovely.!

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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2021, 06:42:08 pm »

Thank you, Dave. I think you would like the area, and I'm sure you would come back with some first-rate images.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2021, 05:19:03 pm »

Until I drove over the mountains from Eugene heading for Boise, I never realized the desert structures seen here in such a lovely way. Bravo and thanks for bringing back some spectacular memories.
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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2021, 10:11:18 am »

Thanks, Chris. I'm glad you got to see the area. Compared to other areas of similar interest, relatively few people have.
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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2021, 11:06:08 am »

The third image is lovely, my pick of the series.

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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2021, 11:37:15 am »

Beautiful! Great set. I think I could spend some time there too.
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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2021, 12:08:45 pm »

Thanks for weighing in, Rajan and Matt.
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Re: Painted Hills
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2021, 10:34:29 pm »

gorgeous lines and colors. 
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