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Friday, September 23, 2011

"The Big Tree" in La Pine State Park, Oregon

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Right down the road from us is a wonderful place called La Pine State Park.  In that park, is the biggest Ponderosa Pine tree in the state of Oregon.  It is commonly known as "The Big Tree" or "Big Red".

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

A few years back, my daughter Kari, grandson Casey, and granddog Boomer went to take a look at Big Red.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

A bit past the big tree is the Big Deschutes River, with a nice picnic and swimming spot.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
"Admiring A Great Tree In Oregon" is a link to a newspaper article with more facts about the tree.

I decided to make this a SkyWatch Friday post.  The sky is so blue and pretty in these pictures, and you can tell how nice and warm it was on that day.  By the end of next month, it will be so cold around here, and the snow will begin coming down.  To see more beautiful photos from around the world, please "CLICK HERE".  Feel free to add your own and join in.

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Kim, USA said...

It is very blue and the landscape does attract me the most. These trees are huge!! Nice post Kathy!

Peach Sky

chubskulit said...

Oh Kathy, my visit to your blog is always a delight. I am a nature lover and your photos just suits that! Have a safe weekend!

Oh before I forgot, may I invite you to Color Connection meme, it is every Friday.

Mama Zen said...

That tree is amazing!

forgetmenot said...

Looks like a beautiful park. I am always amazed at how big some of those trees can get - they have been there for a long time! Hope you have a good weekend. Mickie :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post and photos.

Regards and best wishes

Arkansas Patti said...

Awesome tree, thank goodness it is being protected.
That water looks like it would be good for drifting in a kayak.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

There is so much beauty in Oregon. Do your eyes ever hurt?

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

I love the pictures... what a nice place for hiking...and a simple walk.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks, everybody! It is quite impressive and I am glad that they made it so easy for people to enjoy.

Lynn said...

Great photos, beautiful area.

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