Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Ordinary Oregon

“Oregon welcomed me like a beloved child, enfolded me in her cool arms, shushed my turbulent thoughts, and promised peace through her whispering pines. ”
― Colleen Houck

“Oregonians don’t tan. They rust.” ― Unknown

I have now lived in Oregon for a year. The most ordinary things at hand here are extraordinarily beautiful: raindrops, rock, wood, plants, the ocean.

On any given day, what is at hand is something exquisite, alive, and breath-takingly complex in its interaction with its environment. Just like each one of us humans. I haven’t been around a lot of humans during this entire strange year, so I’m glad to have the company of these common things. Thanks to I J Khanewala, this week’s guest host for Lens-Artists, for inviting us to take another look at Ordinary things.

21 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Ordinary Oregon

  1. Claw, fern, stone, pebbles. Beautiful things you have there, even if they are common. A lovely viewpoint on the challenge. I haven’t seen Oregon, but if these are the common things you find, then it must be a wonderful place.

  2. Oregon is indeed a beautiful place Priscilla, and I am so glad to see you enjoying it there. It has been an odd year or two but for photographers the empty landscapes present so many wonderful opportunities as you’ve clearly shown. Ordinary? No such thing!!!

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