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Central Oregon RV Trip
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
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L.L. Stub State Park: Mottled Fern Frond

L.L. Stub State Park: Mottled Fern Frond 

Hi everyone!

We are finally home from our 3-week RV trip to four of Central Oregon's lovely state parks: LaPine, The Cove Palisades, L.L. Stub Stewart and Diamond Lake.What an amazing trip it was!

There were so many beautiful places, so many wonderful adventures, and so many "firsts" too!

It was also a trip which taught me a few things, but most of all I had to wave goodbye to an internet connection and just forget about it. I also realized that it was just impossible to keep up with a proper journal. It's always a struggle: do you LIVE the adventure or do you DOCUMENT it? It's all a balancing act and part of that balance is just throwing your hands in the air and enjoying the show without taking a single picture or writing a word about it.

We were blessed to lose our truck's transmission in a place where we were safe. If asked, "Where would you like to be stuck if you were stranded in your RV for a week while your truck was being repaired?", we'd both say "L.L. Stubb State Park!" Honestly, there were many wonderful parks we would happily hole up in but we sure loved staying at L.L. Stubb with its endless hiking and mountain bike trails, comfortable weather, and gorgeous local. Deep, rich, beautiful forests are not the worst surroundings and in the end we got our truck back in premier condition and ready for years of adventures in the future!

I've missed everyone here so very much. Even when there was an internet connection, I rarely had the time to visit which was too bad but what are you going to do, right?! :) I sure do hope that everyone has been doing ok and I look forward to visiting between the ebb and flow of chores around here!

Today's picture is a one of a favorite subject: a fern frond! You may know how much I adore them--In fact, I'm infatuated by these lovely plants!

When we were in L.L. Stubb State Park, we stayed at two sites. The first five days we stayed at their upper campground, the next five days we stayed at their lower campground. Next to our site was a steep hillside which of course I was soon crawling around on with my camera and macro lens. Why? Well, remember the Foxgloves I shared last? The white ones were waving at me and I couldn't resist.

Once I was down there I found bunches of other lovely subjects to photograph. I saw some ferns too but they weren't in great condition. In fact, many fronds were in the process of yellowing and dying back. Then I noticed how colorful they were and took a closer look. HOLY COW, THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL!!! I was totally enchanted, and so today I wanted to share this picture with you so you can see how incredible a dying fern frond can be! :)

Pam, you've been on my mind every day too. I hope you are well. I've been thinking a lot about Marie-Claire too and wishing for positive news--if anyone reading this knows how she is doing, I sure would like to know! Sending my biggest *HUGGZ* to everyone this evening!!

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36 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome close-up!

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11 months ago.
 Pam J
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11 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Good to have your news, sounds like an amazing trip. Yes, it is difficult when travelling to make sure that you enjoy the moment, as well as capture the beauty. This fern is beautiful, such great colours and texture. Lovely shot!!
11 months ago.
RHH club
Welcome home! and welcome to planning the next adventure. That seems to be our life recently. Away for two week, home for five days, then away for a week and now home for ten days before being gone again for a week. Home seems far away and strange at the moment but we are enjoying our time with our oldest daughter - here from Belfast - and our son and daughter-in-law. Headed home a bit later this evening and taking home strawberries and raspberries we picked today.

We and the daughter went backpacking Monday and Tuesday - twenty-one miles and camped overnight in the Cascades. Went about nine miles in and then another three that evening after setting up camp,and then nine miles out again the next morning. She'd never been backpacking but loved it and has purchased a backpack for next time! Nacy and I also went hiking Wednesday since everyone else was busy, but only about four miles. Nice hike, though, in old growth forest, though not a lot to photograph.

The photo is stunning with all those different colors. Can't wait to see more of the treasures you've gathered on your trip and so thankful that everything went as well as it could have in the circumstances. Glad you were able to handle the difficulties with the truck so well - not sure I would have been so calm about it all and your rapturous descriptions of L.L. Stub have convinced us to put the place on our list of places in Oregon we want to visit. So many places and never enough time to visit them all!
11 months ago.
RHH club
Love your photos of Scarlet Gilia. Lovely flowers, aren't they?
11 months ago.
RHH club
11 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
A beautul leaf, lovely in color and shape.
11 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Admirable capture de cette fougère ! Ça fait plaisir de savoir que vos vacances se sont bien passées à part ce problème de transmission ! C'est ce détail qui m'a fait passer de la caravane au camping car ! J'ai eu aussi des soucis d'embrayage dû au tractage de la caravane lourde ! Je vous souhaite un bon week-end de récupération Janet !
11 months ago.
neira-Dan club
surprenantes couleurs, superbe macro
11 months ago.
Pisti club
Nice diagonal fern, Janet. I am glad you posted again after a break. And I am glad you enjoyed your RV trip. Hope you will post some photos from your adventures and I wish you find your balance. For me, both is important: enjoying the moment and in the evening looking back by sorting some pictures I have taken.
11 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Fab shot Janet utterly wonderful, very simple and very effective
11 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful colours and details Janet.
Have a nice weekend.
11 months ago.
 Vijay Uppar
Vijay Uppar
Magnificantly photography I share my love.
11 months ago.
grobi358 club
Very nice detail!
11 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Willkommen zurück, Janet. -
Ja, absterbende Blätter mit Herbstfarben sind sehr fotogen, das Bild gefällt mir.
Übrigens bin ich mit der Makro-Fotografie auch ein wenig weiter gekommen.
Viele Grüße!
11 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
curieuse implantation !!
11 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Welcome back, Janet. What a fabulous shot to feature on your return!! Isn't it exciting to look over all the wonderful captures from a lovely trip! I look forward to seeing more of your treasure trove of shots.
11 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
superb macro, genially framed !
11 months ago.
11 months ago.
Ruth club
Your colourful image was viewed and admired by your fellow member in:
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11 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
That's a wonderful detail-shot, Janet ! Wish you a very nice weekend !
11 months ago.
..and here I am ready to see this animal...and surprise surprise, it wasn't an animal. HELLO Janet , hope you are doing great my friend. Have a great WE!! Hugs.
11 months ago.
uwschu club
sehr schönes Motiv!
Willkommen zurück
11 months ago.
FotoArt club
Schön zu sehen und zu lesen, dass Du wieder zurück bist.
11 months ago.
Puzzler4879 club
Beautiful shot, Janet, and glad the trip was a success. But sorry to hear about the vehicle troubles!
11 months ago.
tiabunna club
A lovely colourful close-up of this fern frond, Janet. Very glad to hear that the mechanical problems had a brighter side and that you're now safely back on home turf. Have a great weekend.
11 months ago.
Ruth club
Nice to see you back Janet. This is a beautiful photo, the colours are amazing. Have a lovely weekend my friend.
11 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
◦•●◉✿ Have a great weekend✿◉●•◦
11 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo. Nicole. HFF.
11 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
You're quite right Janet - these fern fronds are really beautiful when they are dying. I love the different colours and the mottled look. I think it's up to you when you are on holiday - whether you want to enjoy the experience or document it. I take pictures because my memory isn't brilliant at times and to be able to remember when I see the pictures in the future will be a wonderful thing. My neighbour went on a 500 mile walk in the Pyrenees in Spain which toook him 33 days and he only took 5 pictures!!!! He confidently said that he'll remember the experience. I hate to tell him that there will come a time when certain aspects of the walk will fade away in his memory and he'll have nothing to spark off the memories. I just can't understand why he didn't take more pictures of the amazing panoramas he saw - still that's his problem - not mine.

It's great to have you back and you must rest and relax now you are home. Have a great weekend.
11 months ago.
cammino club
The fern's leaflets look quite sick. Great close-up!
11 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Just wonderful colors and wonderful composition
11 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
Excellent close-up with amazing colors and detail, Janet!
11 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
11 months ago.
Esther club
Welcome home. It sounds like quite the adventure.
11 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Glad to hear you're home safe and sound and that despite the transmission failure on the truck, you had a wonderful time1

This is a corker of a shot...............with wonderful colour and details. The lighting is especially nice.........it fairly glows! Such a fantastic natural abstract!
11 months ago.

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