God’s Beautiful Tapestry

The words of a Bea­t­les song, “a long and wind­ing road that leads to who knows where” are the words that come to mind when I first dis­cov­ered this road while explor­ing with a friend of mine. A few days lat­er I returned with my cam­era to cap­ture the beau­ty that was so cap­ti­vat­ing. I knew I had to time it out just right, hop­ing the leaves had turned with deep­er reds, yel­lows, rust and before the next storm would wipe them off the trees.

As I trav­eled through the canopy of trees that lined the one lane road, my mind just kept focus­ing on the beau­ti­ful can­vas God him­self had cre­at­ed. Every turn around the next bend the trees would pop with bril­liant Fall colors.







One of the pho­tographs that I’ve always had in the back of my mind to cap­ture, involved curved rail­road tracks with trees, but I nev­er dreamed I would find my dream shot nes­tled in the Fall col­ors in the moun­tain area 20 min­utes from my home.


_DMC5224I can only imag­ine the scenes I missed had I walked the miles of track that ran along the route. In a ten mile stretch along the road I crossed the tracks at least five times, each hav­ing it’s unique look and beauty. _DMC5184






Did I men­tion that the entire route fol­lows a riv­er. Nor­mal­ly I see the riv­er from a high­way that I dri­ve on the oth­er side, how­ev­er there is no place to pull off to real­ly wit­ness the beau­ty this area offers. This time of year the riv­er is very low and slow mov­ing. Once the rains begin, this riv­er is fast paced with dif­fer­ent water lev­els through­out the year. I will be return­ing this win­ter to cap­ture the beau­ty once again.

I am blessed to live in an area of Ore­gon where my home is sur­round­ed by large pine trees, I can be at the ocean in five min­utes, or I can be at a place like this in less than 20 minutes.



I’ve been told I live in Par­adise, and to be hon­est, I do!! I thank God every day for the coun­try and place my wife and I live. I am tru­ly blessed.


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1 Response to God’s Beautiful Tapestry

  1. Sandy Powers says:

    Wow! Count me as one who thinks you live in par­adise! I too love rail­road track scenes, and this one has to be one of the best of the best — through your lens that is! THANK YOU for tak­ing us along on this amaz­ing ride through this beau­ty! It is tru­ly breath­tak­ing dressed in its autumn finery!

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