Deschutes National Forest

The last four months of my life were spent backpacking around SE Asia. Updating this lovely little website of mine definitely took a backseat. So it’s only now, several months later, that I’ve gotten around to publishing these shots of Deschutes National Forest that I took back in September.

To be fair, I doubt the forest has changed all that much over the last few months. And I’m pretty sure nature doesn’t care so much about timeliness. Salt Creek Falls isn’t going to be blowing up my phone demanding its photos.

So while my A-type business side feels a little guilty for neglecting my online presence, mostly I’ve given up caring about google rankings and such. In fact, I’ve stopped caring about a lot of things that took precedence before I took off to Asia.

But I will save those thoughts for another day because THIS article is about the gorgeously green state of Oregon that I’ve called home for the last three years. So I digress…

About a year ago Miss LeAna Leo of LeoREVOLT came into my life. She was looking for a photographer to shoot her first swimwear collection. I was more than happy to oblige.

We discovered we worked really well together and also became fast friends. She’s inspired many wonderful adventures over the last 12 months, including this one, and I can’t explain how grateful I am to have her in my life.

This time around we headed out to Odell Lake for a few days — hiking to waterfalls and exfoliating in hot springs. The weather was amazingly stormy. There’s something so magical about sitting on a porch next to a lake and watching a thunderstorm unravel.

This is one of the few things I miss about living in the Northeast — I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen lightning in the upper left USA. But, as I’ve learned over the last few years, Oregon is full of wonder and surprises. Deschutes National Park indeed qualifies as a wondrous place to explore.